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.
Spring 2018: Language Courses
Dutch 103C: Intermediate Dutch
Lecture, four hours; language laboratory. Requisite: course 103B. Grammatical exercises, conversation, reading and analysis of simple texts. P/NP or letter grading.
German 2: Elementary German – Continued
Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 1. P/NP or letter grading.
German 3: Elementary German – Continued
Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 2. P/NP or letter grading.
German 5: Intermediate German
Lecture, five hours. Enforced requisite: course 4. P/NP or letter grading.
German 6: Intermediate German
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.
Spring 2018: Courses in English
German 112: Feminist Issues in German Literature and Culture
Lecture, three hours. Taught in English. Analysis of major issues in German feminism today (e.g., status, creative work, and reception of women writers in various periods such as Romanticism, Fascism, and/or divided/unified Germanies). Letter grading.
German 191C: Capstone Seminar
Magdalena Tarnawska Senel
Seminar, three hours. Limited to senior German majors. Collaborative discussion of and reflection on courses already taken for major, drawing out and synthesizing larger themes and culminating in paper or other final project. Must be taken in conjunction with one course numbered 140 or higher. Letter grading.
Spring 2018: Courses in German
German 174: Advanced Study of Contemporary Literature and Culture
Instructor: Yasemin Yildiz
Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 152 or 153. Grandparents: Negotiating History, Memory, and Identity Across Generations. Stories that grandparents tell and stories about grandparents are crucial means of negotiating one’s relationship to history, partaking in cultural memory, and defining identity. Such stories have been strikingly prominent in contemporary German literature and culture, both as a means of securing identity and of questioning it. In this course, we will examine how grandparents figure in select contemporary German memoirs, short stories, essays, films, and documentaries. We will also consult scholarly perspectives on issues raised by foregrounding grandparents, history, and memory such as the influential study Opa war kein Nazi. Finally, students will also have a chance to reflect creatively about their own familial configuration in relationship to the material we are discussing. The course will be taught in German and will help you develop your German in reading, speaking, and writing at an advanced level. Letter grading.
Spring 2018: Graduate Courses
German 261: Seminar – Contemporary Literature
Seminar, three hours. In-depth analysis of one particular issue in post-1945 German literature and culture. Letter grading.