Courses Offered Next Quarter

The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in English and German. For information about specific section times and locations please view the UCLA Schedule of Classes.

For a complete listing and description of department courses visit the UCLA General Catalog.

Fall 2017: Language Courses

Dutch 103A: Elementary Dutch

Instructor: Cisca Brier

Lecture, four hours; language laboratory. Course 103A is requisite to 103B. Introduction to standard language of Netherlands and one of three standard languages of Belgium. Practice in grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. P/NP or letter grading.

Yiddish 101A: Elementary Yiddish

Instructor: Miriam Koral

Lecture, four hours. Introduction to grammar; instruction in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. P/NP or letter grading.

German 1G: Elementary German for Graduate Students

Instructor: Renata Fuchs

Lecture, four hours. Preparation for Graduate Division foreign language reading requirement. May not be applied toward degree requirements. S/U grading.

German 1: Elementary German – Beginning

Instructor: Magdalena Tarnawska Senel

Lecture, five hours. P/NP or letter grading.

German 3: Elementary German – Continued

Instructor: Magdalena Tarnawska Senel

Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 2. P/NP or letter grading.

German 4: Intermediate German

Instructor: Magdalena Tarnawska Senel

Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 3. P/NP or letter grading.

German 6: Intermediate German

Instructor: Magdalena Tarnawska Senel

Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 5. Advanced grammar and composition course with readings from select literary works. P/NP or letter grading.

German 103A: Elementary Dutch

Instructor: Cisca Brier

Introduction to the standard language of Netherlands. Practice in grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Course is taught in English and Dutch.

Fall 2017: Courses in English

German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature

Instructor: Todd Presner

Introduction to the representation of the Holocaust in works of film, literature, and history. Taught in English.

Honors 84: Conflicts between Languages

Instructor: Robert S. Kirsner

Seminar, three hours. Introduction to potentially conflict-ridden language situations in three countries abroad and discussion of various aspects of minority languages in the U.S. This course examines the rise, flourishing, and struggle for survival of Afrikaans, and also the collision between French and Dutch in Belgium. P/NP or letter grading.

German 56: Figures Who Changed the World: Cosmopolitanisms within a Global Context

Instructor: David D. Kim

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Taught in English. Introduction to strains of German philosophy and political thought that focus on the concept of cosmopolitanism. Departing from the “great man” model of history, the course explores the different historical and philosophical engagements with cosmopolitan projects. P/NP or letter grading.

German 110: Special Topics in Modern Literature and Culture

Instructor: Yasemin Yildiz

Lecture, three hours. Taught in English. Content varies with instructor and may include works by authors such as Thomas Mann, Rilke, Kafka, Brecht, Christa Wolf, and others. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

German 140: Language and Linguistics

Instructor: Christopher Stevens

Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite or corequisite: course 6. Taught in English with German proficiency required. Theories and methods of linguistics, with emphasis on structure of modern standard German, its phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Other topics include diachronic, spatial, and social variation of German (i.e., its historical development, dialectology, and sociolinguistic dimensions).  Letter grading.

Fall 2017: Courses in German

German 152: Conversation and Composition on Contemporary German Culture and Society I

Instructor: Magdalena Tarnawska Senel

Lecture, four hours; language laboratory. Course 103A is requisite to 103B. Introduction to standard language of Netherlands and one of three standard languages of Belgium. Practice in grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. P/NP or letter grading.

Fall 2017: Graduate Courses

German 261: Seminar – Contemporary Literature

Instructor: Yasemin Yildiz

Seminar, three hours. In-depth analysis of one particular issue in post-1945 German literature and culture. Letter grading.

German 201C: Proseminar: Theories and Methods in German Studies

Instructor: David D. Kim

Introduction to various theoretical and methodological approaches to German Studies, including cultural history, conceptual history, hisotrical linguistics, transnational sutdies, gender/sexuality studies, and literary theory. Taught in English, with most readings in German.

German 231: Gothic

Instructor: Christopher Stevens

Discussion, three hours. Systematic study of phonology and grammar of Gothic language, with readings in Wulfila’s translation of Bible and introduction to history of Goths and their place in development of modern Europe. S/U or letter grading.

German 495: Approaches to Foreign Language Pedagogy

Instructor: Magdalena Tarnawska Senel

Issues include development of current theories of second-language acquisition, effects of these theories on language teaching, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, assessment techniques, use of multimedia in foreign language pedagogy, and design of syllabi for basic foreign language courses.