German Studies (GERST)Arts and Sciences

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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

  • 17695GERST 1109  SEM 101

    • TR
    • McBride, D

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17696GERST 1109  SEM 102

    • TR
    • Stoltz, M

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

GERST 1118

Why do we play games and why do we have fun with them? What makes us winners and losers? This course will explore various approaches to games and humans at play. We will try to understand why people play ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17609GERST 1118  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Pirozhenko, E

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17610GERST 1170  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Oosterom, S

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17611GERST 1170  SEM 102

    • TR
    • Mueller, M

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17612GERST 1170  SEM 103

    • MW
    • Giannuzzi, M

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5398GERST 1210  LEC 001

    • R
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • 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.

  •  5399GERST 1210  LEC 002

    • R
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • 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.

  •  5400GERST 1210  DIS 201

    • MTWF
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  •  5401GERST 1210  DIS 202

    • MTWF
    • Davenport, J

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5393GERST 1220  LEC 001

    • T
    • Lischke, G

  • Prerequisite: GERST 1210, LPG score of 37-44, or SAT II score of 370-450. Must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion.

  •  5394GERST 1220  LEC 002

    • T
    • Lischke, G

  • Prerequisite: GERST 1210, LPG score of 37-44, or SAT II score of 370-450. Must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion.

  •  5395GERST 1220  DIS 201

    • MWRF
    • Staff

  •  5396GERST 1220  DIS 202

    • MWRF
    • Lischke, G

  •  5397GERST 1220  DIS 203

    • MWRF
    • Staff

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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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5424GERST 1230  SEM 101

    • MTWF
    • Tackett, J

  • 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 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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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5407GERST 2000  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • McBride, D

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

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5408GERST 2000  SEM 102

    • MWF
    • Dunham, D

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

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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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8282GERST 2040  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Sommer, A

  • 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 2060

Learn German and understand German business culture at the same time.  This is a German language course that examines the German economic structure and its major components: industry, trade unions, the ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7047GERST 2060  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Lischke, G

  • Prerequisite: GERST 2000 or placement by examination (placement score and CASE). Students without previous knowledge of Business German are welcome. Taught in German. 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 3080

In this course, we will encounter German culture of today in and through Web 2.0. No technical knowledge is required since, in the process, a solid base of knowledge concerning the use of media will be ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5388GERST 3080  SEM 101

  • Taught in German. Satsfies Option 1. Prerequisite: GERST 2040, GERST 2060, or equivalent or permission of instructor. Monday classes will be taught online. This course may be counted towards the requirement for 3000-level language in the major.

GERST 3215

With Schiller's famous treatise on the stage as moral institution, the theater starts to fullfil a moral, pedagogical, public task. The landscape of German theater is unique because of a political commitment ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17140GERST 3215  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Siegel, E

  • Taught in German. Satisfies Option 1.

GERST 3580

Survey of nineteenth century philosophy. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 3250

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16776GERST 3580  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Kosch, M

GERST 3620

This course introduces students to Critical Theory, beginning with its roots in the 19th century (i.e., Kant, Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche) and then focusing on its most prominent manifestation in the 20th ... view course details

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  •   Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: COML 3541ENGL 3920GOVT 3636

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17199GERST 3620  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Fleming, P

  • Taught in English. Students must enroll in one of the two discussion sections.

  • 17205GERST 3620  DIS 201

    • F
    • Kohlbry, M

  • 17206GERST 3620  DIS 202

    • F
    • Kohlbry, M

GERST 4375

In the last decades, "Holocaust Studies" witnessed an extraordinary expansion, covering different fields of scholarship, from history to literature, from philosophy to aesthetics.  This seminar will retrace ... view course details

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  • 15872GERST 4375  SEM 101

    • W
    • Traverso, E

GERST 4413

This extraordinary figure died in 1941, and his death  is emblematic of the intellectual depradations of Nazism. Yet since World War II, his influence, his reputation, and his fascination for scholars ... view course details

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  • 15015GERST 4413  SEM 101

    • R
    • Boyarin, J

GERST 4520

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

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9233GERST 4520  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Siegel, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9234GERST 4520  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Lischke, G

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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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7152GERST 4530  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Gilgen, P

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9497GERST 4530  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Siegel, E

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9498GERST 4530  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Adelson, L

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9499GERST 4530  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Waite, G

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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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5405GERST 4540  IND 601

    • TBA
    • McBride, P

  • Prerequisite: GERST 4530.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8096GERST 4540  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Siegel, E

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9217GERST 4540  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Adelson, L

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9500GERST 4540  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Waite, G

GERST 6131

Reading, translation, and English-language discussion of important texts in the German philosophical tradition. Readings for a given term are chosen in consultation with students. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 4003PHIL 6030

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8993GERST 6131  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Kosch, M

GERST 6320

Emphasis on development of the specialized vocabulary of student's field of study. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5389GERST 6320  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Calla, M

  • Limited to graduate students. Prerequisite: GERST 6310 or equivalent.

GERST 6375

In the last decades, "Holocaust Studies" witnessed an extraordinary expansion, covering different fields of scholarship, from history to literature, from philosophy to aesthetics.  This seminar will retrace ... view course details

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  • 15875GERST 6375  SEM 101

    • W
    • Traverso, E

GERST 6413

This extraordinary figure died in 1941, and his death is emblematic of the intellectual depradations of Nazism. Yet since World War II, his influence, his reputation, and his fascination for scholars in ... view course details

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  • 17427GERST 6413  SEM 101

    • R
    • Boyarin, J

GERST 6610

This course examines the profound cultural and social changes that took place during the Enlightenment and their aftermath as reflected in German literature and philosophy. The main focus will be on the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17217GERST 6610  SEM 101

  • Anchor course. German reading knowledge is required.

GERST 6760

Multi-medial archaeologist of violent pasts and quirky ambassador for better futures, Alexander Kluge first mixed historical documentary and experimental fiction in the 1960s. Best known for New German ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17125GERST 6760  SEM 101

  • Discussion in English. Enrollment limited to: graduate students or permission of instructor required.

GERST 7000

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  • 2-12 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8486GERST 7000  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Fleming, P

  • Independent Study for non-degree visiting graduate students accepted into the PIRIP

GERST 7540

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

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5409GERST 7540  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Waite, G

  • Enrollment limited to graduate students.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8564GERST 7540  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Adelson, L

GERST 7541

The course consists of a bi-weekly workshop series focusing on a range of interdisciplinary topics and sponsored by the Institute for German Cultural Studies (IGCS). Speakers include prominent scholars ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5410GERST 7541  IND 601

    • F
    • Gilgen, P