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Queen's University
 

Year 4

 GRMN 409*  Advanced Language Skills I  NOT Offered: 2013-14  Slot: N/A

Advanced work on various aspects of the German language, involving intensive practice in writing and conversational skills; translation of literary and non-literary materials from and into German; and exercise in stylistic and structural analysis of literary and non-literary German in a variety of registers and contexts. More information on GRMN 409.

 GRMN 410*  Advanced Language Skills II NOT Offered:  2013 -14  Slot: N/A

Advanced work on various aspects of the German language, involving intensive practice in writing and conversational skills; translation of literary and non-literary materials from and into German; and exercise in stylistic and structural analysis of literary and non-literary German in a variety of registers and contexts. More information on GRMN 410.

GRMN 420  Fascism in Europe from Napoleon to Hitler  NOT offered in 2013-14  Slot: N/A

An introduction to the growth of the fascist mentality in Europe from a cultural perspective. The course will treat the Third Reich as part of the broader conservative and nationalist challenge to liberalism.

PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
EXCLUSION No more than 3.0 units from INTS 320/3.0; GRMN 420/3.0

GRMN 426 Film in the New Europe Offered: Fall 2013

Slot: WEV

This course will investigate how the new Europe and film shaped each other. European film is our starting point for investigating the connections between work and art. Topics will include: urban space; (post- and para-); socialist societies; border crossings, especially gendered labour and cultural flows. NOTE Taught in English together with INTS 326/3.0. Students in a German Plan will submit written assignments, tests and examinations in German. Normally students will read German texts in the original.

LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;84P)

EXCLUSION No more than 3.0 units from INTS 326/3.0; GRMN 426/3.0.

GRMN 427/3.0

Sickness and Health – Cultural Representations in Medical Discourse

NOT offered in 2013-14 Slot: N/A

The course investigates German cultural images and metaphors of disease, with an emphasis on the evolution of normalcy. We will study representations of disease (photography, museum exhibit, literary text), their historic development, and theories of media with respect to both historical and contemporary notions of sickness and health.

PREREQUISITE Level 2 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
EXCLUSIONS No more than 3.0 units from LLCU 327/3.0; GRMN 427/3.0

 GRMN 431*  Modernity and the German Imagination  NOT offered in 2013-2014 Slot: N/A 

This course is intended as an introduction to several literary periods and movements in the first half of the twentieth century. Students will become familiar with a wide variety of texts and genres ranging from the prose of turn-of-the-century Vienna to expressionist film and Weimar drama. The aim of the course is to provide the building blocks for future study in the fields of German literature and cultural studies: literary and cultural analysis, skills in written and oral communication, group project organization. Three weeks at the end of the course will be devoted to a theatre project and will culminate in an in-class performance of scenes from Brecht's Dreigroschenoper (Three Penny Opera). This course is offered simultaneously at two different levels: 331 is a course for students with little or no knowledge of German and involves reading the texts in translation and three contact hours per week; 431 is directed at students who have intermediate language skills - primary works will be read in German, all assignments will be written in German, weekly tutorial will be conducted in German. More information on GRMN 431.

GRMN 433/3.0

Conflict and Culture: Literature, Law and Human Rights

NOT Offered in 2013-14  Slot: N/A

An examination of international discourses on conflict and resolution, including theories of reconciliation, human rights, and international law, as portrayed in various media (fiction, theatre and film) and diverse cultural contexts (e.g. ancient Greece, Germany, South Africa and Canada). NOTE Taught in English together with INTS 322/3.0. Students in a German Plan will submit written assignments, tests and examinations in German. Normally students will read German texts in the original.

PREREQUISITE A grade of C in GRMN 202/3.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. EXCLUSION No more than 3.0 units from INTS 322/3.0; GRMN 433/3.0.

 GRMN 441/3.0  Masterpieces of Twentieth-Century German Narrative NOT offered in 2013-2014

More information on GRMN 441.



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