German Studies (GERST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19546 GERST 1109   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Gutfeld, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  • 19664 GERST 1118   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Pirozhenko, E

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

GERST 1122

Singing boys. Dancing horses. Waltzing debutantes. Those fortunate enough to live in a city where each day begins with a pastry and ends with a two-liter bottle of wine must live a charmed existence! Not ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19665 GERST 1122   SEM 101

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • McBride, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  • 19666 GERST 1170   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Thomas, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3873 GERST 1210   LEC 001

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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.

  •  3874 GERST 1210   LEC 002

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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.

  •  3875 GERST 1210   DIS 201

    • MWRF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  3876 GERST 1210   DIS 202

    • MWRF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  3868 GERST 1220   LEC 001

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Lischke, G

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

  •  3869 GERST 1220   LEC 002

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Lischke, G

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

  •  3870 GERST 1220   DIS 201

    • MWRF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

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

  •  3871 GERST 1220   DIS 202

    • MWRF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

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

  •  3872 GERST 1220   DIS 203

    • MWRF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: GERST 1210, 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3895 GERST 1230   SEM 101

    • TWRF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Choinowski, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 1777NES 1777

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8059 GERST 1777   SEM 101

    • MTWRF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Kraemer, A

  • Instruction Mode: Distance Learning-Synchronous

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3880 GERST 2000   SEM 101

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • McBride, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3881 GERST 2000   SEM 102

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Yigit, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  •  6047 GERST 2040   SEM 101

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Wegner, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5279 GERST 2060   SEM 101

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Lischke, G

  • 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.

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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Syllabi: none
  •  6825 GERST 2703   LEC 001

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Born, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Introduction to Comparative Government & Politics

  •  6897 GERST 3013   SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3863 GERST 3080   SEM 101

    • MWF Stimson Hall G27
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Matthias Phelps, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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 3310

Privatization of public spaces, neoliberal individualism, separate communication bubbles, the virtualization of life in global lockdowns: these phenomena raise questions regarding the need to claim spaces ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18660 GERST 3310   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Siegel, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: one course at the GERST 3000-3209 level or equivalent, or placement by examination. Taught in German.

GERST 3581

What role should imaginative arts play in debates about transnational migration, one of the principal factors re-shaping community and communication today?  Focusing on literature and film from the late ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17216 GERST 3581   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Adelson, L

      Haenni, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GERST 4210

The most intense public encounter between Existentialism and Marxism occurred in immediate post-WWII Europe, its structure remaining alive internationally. Existentialist questions have been traced from ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 4251GOVT 4015ROMS 4210

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17225 GERST 4210   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Waite, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GERST 4260

In recent years literary representations and philosophical discussions of the status of the animal vis-à-vis the human have abounded.  In this course, we will track the literary phenomenology of animality.  ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 4240ENGL 4260GOVT 4279

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17221 GERST 4260   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Gilgen, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GERST 4520

Undergraduate 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

  •  3879 GERST 4520   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • 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.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7184 GERST 4520   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5370 GERST 4530   RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3878 GERST 4540   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    Prerequisite: GERST 4530.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 4003PHIL 6030

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18006 GERST 6131   SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Kosch, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

GERST 6175

Examination of affects at the intersections of aesthetics, ethics, politics, philosophy and psychoanalysis.  Points of inquiry: how are social feelings of empathy, solidarity and identification evoked ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 6136

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17229 GERST 6175   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Schwarz, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

GERST 6320

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3864 GERST 6320   SEM 101

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Mandych, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Limited to graduate students. Prerequisite: GERST 6310 or equivalent.

GERST 6370

This German anchor course takes a close look at the crucial but often overlooked period "Vormärz" (1830-48) and its most representative, though loosely defined literary movement "Junges Deutschland." Writing ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17231 GERST 6370   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Fleming, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to graduate students.

GERST 6515

This anchor course focuses on major developments in the literature, media, and culture of German-speaking countries during the German Empire and the Weimar Republic. Topics to be discussed include the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17232 GERST 6515   SEM 101

    • M To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Born, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to graduate students.

GERST 6720

With the end of the cold war and the growth of globalization, new questions and anxieties arise about "the future" in German culture and European life in an interconnected and precarious world, about utopia, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17233 GERST 6720   SEM 101

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Adelson, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to graduate students.

GERST 6850

Intertwinement of Gramsci's pre-prison and prison writings with his legacy in subsequent political theory & praxis, philosophy, linguistics, architecture, and cinema. Criticism of his work from the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 6850GOVT 6750

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17234 GERST 6850   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Waite, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to Seniors and Graduate Students.

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

  •  3882 GERST 7540   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

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

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18039 GERST 7541   SEM 101

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Gilgen, P

  • Instruction Mode: In Person