Courses Offered This 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 2020: Language Courses

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

Instructor: David D. Kim

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to strains of German philosophy and political thought that focus on cosmopolitanism. Exploration of different historical and philosophical engagements with cosmopolitan projects. P/NP or letter grading.

German 191C Capstone Seminar

Instructor: 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.

Dutch 103C Intermediate Dutch

Instructor: Cisca Brier

Lecture, four hours; language laboratory. Requisite: course 103B. Grammatical exercises, conversation, reading and analysis of simple texts. P/NP or letter grading.

Yiddish 10 From Old World to New: Becoming Modern as Reflected in Yiddish Cinema and Literature

Instructor: Miriam Koral

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Use of media of Yiddish cinema (classic films and documentaries) as primary focal points to examine ways in which one heritage culture, that of Ashkenazic Jews, adapted to forces of modernity (urbanization, immigration, radical social movements, assimilation, and destructive organized anti-Semitism) from late-19th century to present. Exploration of transformational themes in depth through viewing of selected films, readings, research and weekly papers, and in-class discussions. P/NP or letter grading.

German 1: Elementary German – Beginning

Instructor: Cisca Brier, K. Ziehl

Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. P/NP or letter grading.

German 2: Elementary German

Instructor: A. Brungardt, K. Rosen

Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 1. P/NP or letter grade.

German 3: Elementary German

Instructor: A. Bonazzi, R. Fuchs, B. Seyfert

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

German 4: Intermediate German

Instructor: R. Fuchs

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

German 5: Intermediate German

Instructor: Magdalena Tarnawska Senel

Lecture, four hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 4. P/NP or letter grading.

German 6: Intermediate German

Instructor: Magdalena Tarnawska Senel

Lecture, four hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 5. P/NP or letter grading.

Spring 2020: Courses in English

German 112 Feminist Issues in German Literature and Culture

Instructor: Maite Zubiaurre

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 110: Special Topics in Modern Literature and Culture

Instructor: Kalani Michell

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.

Spring 2020: Courses in German

German 158 Introduction to Study of Literature

Instructor: Renata Fuchs

Lecture, three hours. Taught in German. Introduction to most important terms and resources of literary analysis to help students develop and improve skills in close and critical reading of literary texts, develop basic research techniques, acquire familiarity with basics of literary and cultural analysis, and find pleasure in pursuit of literary and cultural study. Letter grading.

Spring 2020: Graduate Courses

German 261: Seminar: Contemporary Literature

Instructor: Kalani Michell

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