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

  • 18458GERST 1109  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McQuade, P

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

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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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18457GERST 1118  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Pirozhenko, E

  • 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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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18591GERST 1121  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • 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

  • 18605GERST 1170  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • 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

  • 18606GERST 1170  SEM 102

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Yigit, E

  • 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

  •  4205GERST 1210  LEC 001

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Matthias Phelps, 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.

  •  4206GERST 1210  LEC 002

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Matthias Phelps, 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.

  •  4207GERST 1210  DIS 201

    • MWRFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4208GERST 1210  DIS 202

    • MWRFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Wegner, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4200GERST 1220  LEC 001

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lischke, G

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

  •  4201GERST 1220  LEC 002

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lischke, G

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

  •  4202GERST 1220  DIS 201

    • MWRFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Thomas, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4203GERST 1220  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  4204GERST 1220  DIS 203

    • MWRFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Choinowski, I

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4229GERST 1230  SEM 101

    • MWRFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Pfeifer, A

  • 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 1777

Intended for advanced beginners. Builds further competence in reading, writing, oral comprehension, speaking and grammar. Course material is presented and discussed in the context of Ashkenazi ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 1777NES 1777

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18721GERST 1777  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • 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

  •  4212GERST 2000  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McBride, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4213GERST 2000  SEM 102

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Mandych, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6537GERST 2040  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Leonard, S

  • 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 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5703GERST 2060  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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.
    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. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20595GERST 2060  SEM 102

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Lischke, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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 2703

From hieroglyphs to HTML, ancient poetry to audiotape, and Plato's cave to virtual reality, "Thinking Media" offers a multidisciplinary introduction to the most influential media formats of the last three ... view course details

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  •  7524GERST 2703  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Born, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

GERST 3013

This 1-credit optional course aims to expand the students' vocabulary, and advance their speaking and reading skills as well as enhance their knowledge and deepen their cultural understanding by supplementing ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Introduction to Comparative Government & Politics

  •  7642GERST 3013  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Conducted in German. Co-requisite: GOVT 1313.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4195GERST 3080  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Taught in German. Satisfies Option 1. Prerequisite: GERST 2020, GERST 2040, GERST 2060, or equivalent or permission of instructor. This course may be counted towards the requirement for 3000-level language in the major.

GERST 3561

Psychoanalysis considers the human being not as an object of treatment, but as a subject who is called upon to elaborate an unconscious knowledge about what is disrupting her life, through analysis of ... view course details

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  • 17524GERST 3561  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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Syllabi: none
  • 20384GERST 3561  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McNulty, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online

GERST 3590

An intensive study of the metaphysical and epistemological doctrines of the Critique of Pure Reason. Some editions of the course may also consider Kant's ethical views as laid out in the Groundwork of ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 3230

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17496GERST 3590  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Steinberg, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

GERST 4285

This course introduces the canon of premodern German literature, including lyric poetry (Minnesang), Arthurian romance (Gottfried's Tristan, Wolfram's Parzival, Hartmann's Iwein), and the heroic ... view course details

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  • 16665GERST 4285  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Born, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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  • 16551GERST 4375  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Traverso, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

GERST 4520

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

  •  4211GERST 4520  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Siegel, E

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8613GERST 4520  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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

  •  5800GERST 4530  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • 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

  •  4210GERST 4540  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Prerequisite: GERST 4530.

GERST 6285

This course introduces the canon of medieval German literature: lyric poetry (Minnesang), Arthurian romance (Gottfried's Tristan, Wolfram's Parzival, Hartmann's Iwein), and the heroic epic (Nibelungenlied). ... view course details

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  • 16667GERST 6285  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Born, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

GERST 6320

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

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4196GERST 6320  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Friedman, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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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Syllabi: none
  • 16555GERST 6375  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Traverso, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online

GERST 6410

Woman caring for the dead; women sacrificed; fatal female desire - these images have been constitutive for Western aesthetic and theoretical discourse. How is female agency, in word and deed, delimited ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 6410PHIL 6995

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16710GERST 6410  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Siegel, E

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Enrollment limited to seniors and graduate students.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16664GERST 6610  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Gilgen, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

GERST 7540

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

  •  4214GERST 7540  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Enrollment limited to graduate students.