German Studies (GERST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

GERST 1109

How did bawdy tales of peasants using magic to climb the social ladder get transformed into moral lessons for children?  The answer lies in Romanticism and its appropriation of the imagination as a force ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18858GERST 1109  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Pirozhenko, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18859GERST 1109  SEM 102

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McQuade, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18866GERST 1109  SEM 103

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mueller, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18867GERST 1109  SEM 104

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mandych, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

GERST 1121

Berlin is a city that reinvents itself by rewriting itself. In this writing seminar we'll study a variety of literary, visual, and sonic texts to create a virtual map of the city, from its emergence as ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18921GERST 1121  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McBride, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

GERST 1170

A basic understanding of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud is a prerequisite for participating in critical debates in the humanities and social sciences. Our seminar will explore key terms in the revolutionary ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18922GERST 1170  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Waite, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18923GERST 1170  SEM 102

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Archbold, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18924GERST 1170  SEM 103

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Yigit, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18925GERST 1170  SEM 104

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Leonard, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

GERST 1210

Students develop basic abilities in listening, reading, writing, and speaking German in meaningful contexts through interaction in small group activities. Course materials including videos, short articles, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4260GERST 1210  LEC 001

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lischke, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Intended for students with no prior experience in German or with LPG score below 37 or SAT II score below 370. Must enroll in one lecture and one discussion.

  •  4261GERST 1210  LEC 002

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lischke, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Intended for students with no prior experience in German or with LPG score below 37 or SAT II score below 370. Must enroll in one lecture and one discussion.

  •  4262GERST 1210  DIS 201

    • MWRFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Thomas, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Intended for students with no prior experience in German or with LPG score below 37 or SAT II score below 370. Must enroll in one lecture and one discussion.

  •  4263GERST 1210  DIS 202

    • MWRFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Choinowski, I

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Intended for students with no prior experience in German or with LPG score below 37 or SAT II score below 370. Must enroll in one lecture and one discussion.

  •  4264GERST 1210  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Intended for students with no prior experience in German or with LPG score below 37 or SAT II score below 370. Must enroll in one lecture and one discussion.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  4265GERST 1210  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Intended for students with no prior experience in German or with LPG score below 37 or SAT II score below 370. Must enroll in one lecture and one discussion.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

GERST 1220

Students build on their basic knowledge of German by engaging in intense and more sustained interaction in the language. Students learn more advanced language structures allowing them to express more complex ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4266GERST 1220  LEC 001

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: GERST 1210, or LPG score of 37-44, or SAT II score of 370-450. Must enroll in one lecture and one discussion.

  •  7734GERST 1220  LEC 002

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: GERST 1210, or LPG score of 37-44, or SAT II score of 370-450. Must enroll in one lecture and one discussion.

  •  4267GERST 1220  DIS 201

    • MTWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Wegner, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: GERST 1210, or LPG score of 37-44, or SAT II score of 370-450. Must enroll in one lecture and one discussion.

  •  7735GERST 1220  DIS 202

    • MTWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: GERST 1210, or LPG score of 37-44, or SAT II score of 370-450. Must enroll in one lecture and one discussion.

GERST 1230

Students continue to develop their language skills by discussing a variety of cultural topics and themes in the German-speaking world. The focus of the course is on expanding vocabulary, reviewing major ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4893GERST 1230  SEM 101

    • MTWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Limited to students who have previously studied German and have an LPG score of 45-55 or an SAT II score of 460-580. Successful completion of GERST 1210, 1220 and 1230 satisfies Option 2.

GERST 1776

Provides an introduction to reading, writing, aural comprehension, speaking and grammar, as well as to some of the basic elements of Ashkenazi Jewish culture. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 1776NES 1776

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19114GERST 1776  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Forman, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

GERST 1880

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 1880NES 1880

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19113GERST 1880  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Forman, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 1880NES 1880

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20471GERST 1880  SEM 102

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Forman, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

GERST 2000

Students examine important aspects of present-day German culture while expanding and strengthening their reading, writing, and speaking skills in German. Materials for each topic are selected from a variety ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4782GERST 2000  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: GERST 1230, LPG score of 56-64, or SAT II 590-680 or placement by examination. Satisfies Option 1. A content-based language course on the intermediate level.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4783GERST 2000  SEM 102

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Pfeifer, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: GERST 1230, LPG score of 56-64, or SAT II 590-680 or placement by examination. Satisfies Option 1. A content-based language course on the intermediate level.

GERST 2020

1968 marked a turning point in German history. Protesting students upended the social, cultural, and political order with a utopian vision of revolution that ended in a decade-long wave of domestic terrorist ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7121GERST 2020  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McBride, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: GERST 2000, or equivalent or placement by examination. Taught in German. Can be used in partial fulfillment of the humanities distribution requirement. Satisfies Option 1. Students must take one of the following courses as a prerequisite for Study Abroad in a German-speaking country: GERST 2020, GERST 2040, or GERST 2060.

GERST 2040

This course aims at sharpening your awareness of personal and cultural subjectivity by examining texts in a variety of media against the backdrop of cultural, political, and historical contexts.  We will ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4784GERST 2040  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lischke, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: GERST 2000, or placement by examination (placement score and CASE). Satisfies Option 1. Students must take one of the following courses as a prerequisite for Study Abroad in a German-speaking country: GERST 2020, GERST 2040, or GERST 2060.

GERST 2700

Big names, Big ideas, and Big events are associated with German culture and thought: Luther, Faust, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Mozart, Beethoven, Kant, Hegel, Goethe, Einstein, Kafka and Thomas ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6961GERST 2700  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Schwarz, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Enrollment limited to 18 1st-semester-freshmen. Readings and discussion in English. Students must apply in writing to instructor; Department of German Studies; 183 Goldwin Smith Hall. Upon availability, students of other levels will be welcome to apply.

GERST 3075

"Print Culture from the Medieval to the Modern" employs texts and images in the Kroch Rare Books Library and Johnson Museum of Art as a prism to consider how advances in printing technology transformed ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SHUM 3075

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17710GERST 3075  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McBride, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: GERST 2020 or GERST 2040 or GERST 2060 or placement by language exam. Enrollment limited to: 15 students. This language proficiency course will be taught entirely online. You do not have to be physically present to complete any aspect of the course. Students in Ithaca will have the opportunity to study rare print objects, if the library and museum are able to reopen. Taught in German.

GERST 3410

When the American TV series "Holocaust" was broadcast in West Germany in 1979, more than 20 million people watched. Journalists and historians were baffled by the viewers' deeply emotional response, since ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17729GERST 3410  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Prerequisite: any German course at the 3000-3200 level or equivalent, by placement test or permission of instructor. Taught in German. Satisfies Option 1.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20396GERST 3410  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Siegel, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: any German course at the 3000-3200 level or equivalent, by placement test or permission of instructor. Taught in German. Satisfies Option 1.

GERST 3550

An introduction (without prerequisites) to fundamental problems of current political theory, filmmaking, and film analysis, along with their interrelationship.  Particular emphasis on comparing and contrasting ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3300GOVT 3705PMA 3490

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17712GERST 3550  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Waite, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Weekly film screening, TBA.

GERST 4100

Topic: German Film from Weimar to Present: As the quintessential medium of modernity, film has played a central role in shaping national identities and creating imagined communities. At the same time, ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: German Film from Weimar to Present

  •  4279GERST 4100  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Born, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Taught in German. Satisfies Option 1. Prerequisites: standard German proficiency as required for this level: any German course at the 3200-3499-level or equivalent. The Seminar is a requirement of the German Studies major, but is open to all students who have met the prerequisites. The course has a research component, including poster presentations of all final projects, and is taught each fall by a faculty member in the Department of German Studies on a topic of their expertise.

GERST 4428

We will read together a wide range of modern European texts-mostly but not exclusively by at least nominally Jewish authors, many of them working in the German intellectual tradition--accompanied by a ... view course details

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  • 16945GERST 4428  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Boyarin, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

GERST 4510

Undergraduate student and faculty advisor to determine course of study and credit hours. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4280GERST 4510  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Prerequisite: permission of instructor. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

GERST 4530

The Reading Course is administered by the director of the honors thesis. It carries 4 hours credit, and may be counted towards the work required for the German Major. The reading concentrates ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  4281GERST 4530  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Siegel, E

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7046GERST 4530  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Directed Research

GERST 4540

The thesis is to be written on a subject related to the work done in GERST 4530.  A suggested length for the thesis is 50-60 pages. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6031GERST 4540  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Prerequisite: GERST 4530.

GERST 5070

Designed to familiarize students with current thought and theories in the field of applied linguistics and language pedagogy.  Introduces different models of foreign language approaches and discusses various ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6871GERST 5070  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lischke, G

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Intended primarily for graduate students preparing to teach German and undergraduate students interested in deeper understanding of language study and teaching. Taught in German; readings are in English and German.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20397GERST 5070  SEM 102

    • MTOnline Meeting
    • Sep 14 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lischke, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Intended primarily for graduate students preparing to teach German and undergraduate students interested in deeper understanding of language study and teaching. Taught in German; readings are in English and German.

GERST 6310

This course emphasizes the acquisition of reading skills in German, using a variety of prepared and authentic texts.  The follow-up course, GERST 6320 , Reading Academic German II, is offered ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4298GERST 6310  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Friedman, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Intended for graduate students with no prior experience in German.

GERST 6535

This course will examine the similarities and differences between literary and psychoanalytic approaches to works of fiction or criticism. Do these fields borrow techniques and methodologies from each ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 6138

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17737GERST 6535  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Schwarz, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Open to graduate students only.

GERST 6653

The seminar investigates the historical force exerted by projection technologies on the definition of the world as an image. It explores a spectrum of projection theories, histories of projective mechanisms, ... view course details

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  • 17853GERST 6653  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Kirkwood, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

GERST 7428

We will read together a wide range of modern European texts-mostly but not exclusively by at least nominally Jewish authors, many of them working in the German intellectual tradition--accompanied by a ... view course details

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  • 16948GERST 7428  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Boyarin, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

GERST 7530

Graduate student and faculty advisor to determine course of study and credit hours. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4301GERST 7530  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to graduate students.