GERM - German

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

Below are the courses available from the GERM subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times

GERM 111 - Beginners' German I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Intended for students with no previous knowledge of the language and designed to develop basic skills: listening, reading, speaking, writing, and intercultural competence. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency, or with German 30 or its equivalents in Canada and other countries. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


Starting: 2021-09-01

GERM 111 - Beginners' German I

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Intended for students with no previous knowledge of the language and designed to develop basic skills: listening, reading, speaking, writing, and intercultural competence. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency, or with German 30 or its equivalents in Canada and other countries. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


GERM 112 - Beginners' German II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Prerequisite: GERM 111 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency, or with German 30 or its equivalents in Canada and other countries. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


Starting: 2021-09-01

GERM 112 - Beginners' German II

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Prerequisite: GERM 111 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency, or with German 30 or its equivalents in Canada and other countries. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


GERM 211 - Intermediate German I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 5-0-0)

Intended to expand comprehension and production skills in written and oral German with a focus on intercultural communicative competence. Prerequisite: German 30 (or equivalent) or GERM 112 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency.


GERM 212 - Intermediate German II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 5-0-0)

Prerequisite: GERM 211 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency.


GERM 225 - German Cinema View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

An examination of films and cinematic movements in the German speaking world from the silent era to the new millennium within their historical, social, or political contexts. Taught in English. This course will not fulfill the Language Other than English requirement of the Faculty of Arts.


GERM 274 - Shaping Modern Austria View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The cultural and historical legacy of Austria from the Habsburgs to the present. Taught in English. This course will not fulfill the Language Other than English requirement of the Faculty of Arts.


GERM 303 - Advanced German I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 4-0-0)

A high-intermediate to advanced-level course intended to improve overall proficiency in spoken and written German. Prerequisite: GERM 212 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency.


GERM 304 - Advanced German II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 4-0-0)

Prerequisite: GERM 303 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency.


GERM 306 - German/English Phonetics and Phonology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Phonetic and phonemic analysis of English and German. Contrastive study includes application to teaching and learning. Co-requisite: GERM 303 or consent of Department.


GERM 316 - Introduction to German Applied Linguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Broad introduction to the main fields of German applied linguistics; multilingualism, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and discourse analysis. Co-requisite: GERM 303 or consent of Department.


GERM 317 - Teaching German as a Foreign Language View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Issues relevant to teaching German as a foreign language to adult learners. Co-requisite: GERM 303 or consent of Department.


GERM 320 - From Masterpieces to Bestsellers View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Interrogating the popular in texts and reception. Co-requisite: GERM 303 or consent of Department.


GERM 340 - Introduction to the Study of Modern German Literature View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

A survey of German-language literature in context since the Enlightenment. Co-requisite: GERM 303 or consent of Department.


GERM 342 - Introduction to Translation: German and English View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Practice in translating texts in a variety of genres. Co-requisite: GERM 303 or consent of Department. Note: This course can also be applied to the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies. Not open to students with credit in GERM 441.


GERM 343 - Postwar Cultures View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Developments in society, politics, and popular as well as high culture from 1945 to the present in German-speaking countries. Co-requisite: GERM 303 or consent of Department.


GERM 345 - Remembering and Representing the Holocaust View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Explores the Holocaust as a prevalent topic in international documentaries, literature, images, and films, considering theories of collective memory. Taught in English. This course will not fulfill the Language Other than English requirement of the Faculty of Arts.


GERM 353 - Myths, Tales, and Legends View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Storytelling throughout the German-speaking world since the medieval period, focusing on the development and proliferation of oral and written myths, tales, and legends. Co-requisite: GERM 303 or consent of Department.


GERM 399 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Taught in English. This course will not fulfill the Language Other than English requirement of the Faculty of Arts.


GERM 404 - German for Business View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Advanced German, both spoken and written skills, for the German business world. Prerequisite: GERM 304 or consent of Department. Note: not to be taken by students with native or near native proficiency.


GERM 409 - German Dialects View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

A close look at some widely differing German dialects. Basic principles of German dialectology. Prerequisite: One of GERM 306, 316, or consent of Department.


GERM 416 - Second Language Acquisition: German View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

The course deals with the principles and processes in structured and unstructured language learning and with the different hypotheses and theories concerning language learning, in particular German. Prerequisite: One of GERM 306, 316, 317, or consent of Department.


GERM 417 - German Sociolinguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course introduces students to the study of the relationship between language and society. Topics discussed include variation in German, multilingualism in German-speaking countries, attitudes toward the German language, and language contact situations in which one of the languages is German. Prerequisite: One of GERM 306, 316, or consent of Department.


GERM 443 - Advanced Translation: German into English View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Theories, methods, and strategies of translation in a variety of genres. Prerequisite: GERM 342 or consent of Department. Note: This course can also be applied to the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies.


GERM 444 - Exercises in Translation: English into German View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Theories, methods, and strategies of translation in a variety of genres. Prerequisite: GERM 342 or consent of Department. This course can also be applied to the MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies.


GERM 450 - Authors in and of Their Time View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Approaches the works of one writer, filmmaker, or artist in cultural or historical context. Prerequisite: GERM 340 or 343 and MLCS 210 or consent of the department.


GERM 451 - Genre and Aesthetics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Examination of a genre such as epic, drama, lyric, satire, crime, melodrama, documentary, etc. and its aesthetic features. Prerequisite: GERM 340 or 343 and MLCS 210 or consent of the department.


GERM 452 - Epochs and Eras View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Discussion of a historical or cultural era on the basis of its creative products such as literature, film, or art. Prerequisite: GERM 340 or 343 and MLCS 210 or consent of the department.


GERM 453 - Cultural and Literary Theories View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Explores theories either of a specific topic or by a specific scholar and their application to texts. Prerequisite: GERM 340 or 343 and MLCS 210 or consent of the department.


GERM 454 - Gender and Sexuality View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Studies texts and issues related to gender and sexuality. Prerequisite: GERM 340 or 343 and MLCS 210 or consent of the department.


GERM 455 - Media and Image View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Examines texts and products of visual culture and communication. Prerequisite: GERM 340 or 343 and MLCS 210 or consent of the department.


GERM 495 - Honors Thesis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

GERM 499 - Special Topics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


GERM 599 - Directed Reading View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

GERM 643 - Exercises in Translation: German into English View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

GERM 644 - Exercises in Translation: English into German View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

GERM 650 - Authorship in Context View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

GERM 651 - Genre, Text, Technique View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

GERM 652 - History, Culture, and Periods of Representation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

GERM 653 - Cultural and Literary Theories View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

GERM 654 - Gender and Sexuality View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

GERM 655 - Media and Image View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

GERM 698 - Topics in Germanic Linguistics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

GERM 699 - Topics in German Literature and Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.