The goal of German 1001 is to develop the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) in a cultural context with a focus on spoken German. The course will enable you to communicate in German about everyday topics, including friends and family, housing, daily routine, leisure…

In Russian 1001 you will learn the Russian alphabet, cursive handwriting, and pronunciation. The course will introduce you to basic grammatical structures in Russian and will cover vocabulary that will enable you to communicate on a number of everyday topics.

Satisfies Core Area IV (World…

The Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies is sometimes able to offer introductory courses in Slavic languages other than Russian. This course will provide students with the fundamentals of grammar, conversation, pronunciation, reading, and writing of a Slavic language, together with an…

German 1002 continues to develop the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) in an authentic cultural context. The course will enable you to communicate in German about everyday topics such as education, leisure activities and travel and present information about German-…

RUSS 1002 is a continuation of RUSS 1001. By the end of this course you will have been exposed to all of the fundamental grammatical structures of Russian and you should have an active vocabulary of about 1000 words, which will allow you to communicate on a range of everyday topics.

The Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies is sometimes able to offer introductory courses in Slavic languages other than Russian. This course is a continuation of SLAV 1002 and will provide students with the fundamentals of grammar, conversation, pronunciation, reading, and writing of a…

Accelerated course covering the fundamentals of Russian grammar, conversation, pronunciation, and reading, with an emphasis on oral proficiency and comprehension.

This intensive Russian Language Course is part of the Russian Flagship Language Program at UGA.  Participants will be eligible…

German 1110 develops the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) in an authentic cultural context. The course will enable you to communicate in German about everyday topics, including your family, yourself, your everyday routine, shopping, education and recreational…

German 2001 continues to develop the four language skills in a cultural context. It also reviews and expands upon the basic grammar covered in first-year German classes. By the end of this course you should have: increased your ability to communicate about topics of general interest orally and…

This course reviews and builds upon the basic grammar and vocabulary acquired in RUSS 1001-1002. It is designed to help students improve their comprehension of written and spoken Russian; acquire greater competence in communicating their ideas in Russian; achieve greater facility and accuracy in…

Designed to improve students’ proficiency in spoken Russian. This course will reinforce topics, grammatical structures, and vocabulary covered in Intermediate Russian I.

German 2002 continues to develop your language skills in a cultural context. It also reviews and expands upon the basic grammar covered in first-year German classes and in German 2001. By the end of this course you should have significantly enhanced your knowledge of cultural issues, increased…

Designed to improve students' proficiency in spoken Russian. This course will reinforce topics, grammatical structures, and vocabulary covered in Intermediate Russian II.

This course is a continuation of RUSS 2001. It is designed to help students improve their comprehension of written and spoken Russian; acquire greater competence in communicating their ideas in Russian; achieve greater facility and accuracy in the use of common grammatical structures; and expand…

Russian culture in the twentieth century. Examines both high culture (literature, art, architecture, classical music) and low or popular culture (film, popular music, various aspects of daily life) within the framework of the historical and political development of the period. No knowledge of…

In this course we will discuss Slavic folklore and belief systems in different historical periods and their representation in historical accounts, stories, novels, fairy tales, legends, customs, and films. No background knowledge is required. All readings and discussions are in English. This…

German 2140H continues to develop the four language skills in a cultural context. It also reviews and expands upon the basic grammar covered in first-year German classes. By the end of this course you should have: increased your ability to communicate about topics of general interest orally and…

Explores themes of madness, desire, and death in Russian literature and the arts, focusing on the 19th century. Study of masterpieces by Russian writers (Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Chekhov), as well as non-fictional documents, such as Russian medical, judicial, and…

The representation of non-human and children’s lives in Russian and East European literatures. Articulation of the human through comparison with lives considered less than human. Philosophy and ethics of non-human subjectivity. Survey of a wide range of sources, including literature, visual art…

This course explores German literature as a window onto central themes and developments in German and Austrian society, culture and history in the 19th and 20th centuries. The focus is on realistic fiction as testimony to the lived experience of daily life, place, social class, gender, national…

This course is designed to enhance and consolidate students' competence in the four language skill areas (speaking, reading, writing, and listening). The focus is on the comprehension of written texts and oral conversations, writing essays and learning more about contemporary Russian culture. On…

This course is the continuation of RUSS 3001. It is designed to enhance and consolidate students' competence in the four language skill areas (speaking, reading, writing, and listening). The focus is on the comprehension of written texts and oral conversations, writing essays and learning more…

This introductory cultural studies course acquaints you with central social, cultural and political issues of post-war Germany. Our textbook is designed as a course for foreigners wishing to become German citizens. We are therefore becoming familiar with pertinent aspects of German culture from…

In this course, students will learn about central social, cultural, economic, political and scientific issues of the 20th and early 21st centuries pertinent to the development of modern Germany as a leader in engineering and technology.

While teaching cultural and scientific content…

The course consists of three major fields of inquiry:

1) Germans and Authority

For instance, how is police training and interaction with the public different from the States? What is the image of the German police? How and why are German detective shows different…

This course is a survey of the Slavic family of languages, aspects of their historical development, and characteristics of their modern linguistic systems. Selected topics in the phonology, morphology, syntax, and sociolinguistics of individual Slavic languages will be addressed. The goal of the…

In this course you will analyze different genres of Russian texts and some of the cultural, sociolinguistic, grammatical, and stylistic issues involved in translation. You will improve your ability to understand and interpret a wide variety of Russian texts. You will learn about different…

This course explores the history and culture of the Germanic world from the Bronze Age up until Charlemagne. Emphases include Roman-Germanic confrontation, the Nordic mythology of the Vikings and their relationship to early Germanic pagans, the Christianization of the Germanic tribes as well as…

In this course, students will read a number of important and representative texts of the high Middle Ages in Germany and do three things with them: 1) understand them as products of a specific historical culture; 2) interpret them critically as complex & sophisticated works of art; and 3)…

This course explores the connection between ethics and literature and how narrative influences the formation of our ethical character, based on key theory, fiction, and non-fiction texts from East European literature. We will investigate the relationship between authors and readers and…

This course provides an overview of the differences between German and English grammar, with a focus on not only the individual study of the core linguistic modules of phonetics/phonology, morphology and syntax, but also the interaction between those modules, especially in bilinguals. Balancing…

A survey of the major periods, genres, and directors of the extensive Russian and Soviet cinematographic heritage, with particular attention to the immediate influence of historical, political, and cultural developments, questions of cultural identity, and the making of a national tradition.…

Fyodor Dostoevsky is a nationalistic, anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic, anti-Polish, anti-European (and certainly anti-American), fanatically religious, politically conservative 19th century Russian writer.  What is it about this man’s literature that forces itself mercilessly and inescapably on our…

We will look at key texts by German and Austrian writers from about 1800 to 1914, looking at how writers positioned themselves in terms of nationhood and empire. German-speaking writers reacted to the Napoleonic wars and their aftermath, the French 1830 revolution, the uprisings of 1848, and the…

This course will introduce students to the literature, art, music and the central social, cultural and political issues of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, a period in German literary and cultural history known as the Romantic Age. It is designed to provide an introduction to the…

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the documentary and fictional forms chosen by the victims of the Holocaust (1933-45), studying diaries and memoirs, as well as fictional texts and films.We will also engage with the theories and controversies surrounding these narratives. As we…

Review of grammar, idioms, and vocabulary; practice in translating moderately difficult technical and non-technical German texts into correct English. Does not apply to the major or minor in German or language certificates. Satisfies language requirement for graduate students.

Offered annually as part of our Study Abroad in Freiburg program during the summer semester. This couse consists of selected contemporary topics in the culture, civilization, language, or literature of German-speaking countries. Taught in English.

The year 1968 was a year of great political and cultural turmoil in Germany, Europe, and the United States. In today’s Germany, it is associated especially with the student revolt and the profound changes it initiated in German society. The events surrounding the German student movement that…

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was one of the twentieth-century’s most influential playwrights, known in particular for his theory of the epic theater. His writings have been translated into more than 40 languages and his plays continue to be performed all over the world. In addition to his success…

In this course, we will read representative texts written by women authors after 1945, as well as view and discuss films by women filmmakers. We will aim to interpret and understand these works in light of their historical context-- the postwar period, the task of Vergangenheitsbewältigung…

How do societies remember? What do societies, groups, and individuals choose to remember and forget, and why? How are memories and family stories passed down through the generations? Taking these broad questions as our guide, this seminar centers more specifically on public acts of remembrance…

This course explores the Berlin Wall as a site of history and imagination within the context of postwar politics, culture, and everyday life. We will discuss the events leading to the construction of the physical border, life with the Wall, the fall of the Wall and the persistence of mental “…

Provides a broad overview of the social and institutional factors that affect language use in German-speaking heritage communities in the United States. Emphasis is placed on quantifiable methods for correlating extra-linguistic factors with observable changes in language use over time.

The history of German film and its political, social, and cultural contexts. Includes expressionism, nazi film, post-war "Heimatfilm," new German cinema, the post-wall comedy wave, and the contemporary state of German film making. Taught in German.

Prerequisites:  GRMN 3010 or 3015

The course consists of three parts: an examination of traditional stories, including fairy tales, followed by an analysis of contemporary picture books, and finally a close reading of Michael Ende’s Unendliche Geschichte as a neo‐romantic tale. The readings are in roughly chronological order,…

The class will focus on writings in German by self-identified Jewish authors from about 1800 to the present. How did Jewish-German writers express their identity as Jews in German culture? Some of the key questions, we will consider are: What contributions did Jewish writers make to German,…

Taking Goethe's late autobiographical writing Dichtung und Wahrheit as point of departure, this course explores the life and work of Goethe, focusing on dramatic, novelistic, and poetic genres for which he is renowned and considering their aesthetic, historical, and cultural implications.…

The goal of this course is the study of the sociohistorical processes and linguistic developments in German, concerning the establishment of the modern standard language. As such, we will study language shift and language change from both a diachronic and synchronic perspective. The standard…

In German cultural and literary history, fairy tales are much more than nice, little stories for children that feature cute, talking animals and princesses who marry princes and live happily ever after; they are important texts about German cultural history and they may even give us a glimpse…

Independent study and research under the direction of individual faculty members. Repeatable for maximum six hours credit. 
 

Independent study and research under the direction of individual faculty members. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. In order to register for this course, students must devise a program of study in consultation with a faculty member and complete a form available in the Germanic…

Broadly designed around the notion of “Displaced Persons,” the course will focus on the representation of the European transnational experience and questions of cultural difference in 20th-century German literature and film. We will read and discuss poems, plays, novels, and essays by…

This course revolves around three major areas of investigation pertaining to German culture and society:

1) Does freedom of choice really exist?

Based on the movie Das Leben der Anderen we will discuss how personal relationships are influenced and possibly…

Advanced language study, combining instruction in grammar, composition, and stylistics with practice in spoken Russian. (Currently offered only on the UGA Study Abroad in Russia program.)

Satisfies Core Area IV (World Languages and Culture).

Germany has a long tradition in magic and the occult sciences, whether through its practitioners or its representation in literature. Some of the more well-known historical figures of German-speaking origin who were involved in one way or another in the occult sciences or occult societies…

This course familiarizes students with major developments in German-speaking theater. We will read several of the most enduring and well-loved plays in the German language, with special attention to their dramatic aspects as well as the specific cultural and historical contexts in which they…

Close reading of Leo Tolstoy's greatest novels, "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina." Screening and discussion of film adaptations. All readings and discussions in English. All films in English or with English subtitles.

A discussion-oriented survey of Vladimir Nabokov's life and works, with particular attention to questions of multicultural literary identity. In-depth consideration of the author's creative responses to two 19th-century Russian predecessors. All readings and discussions in English.

An in-depth study of major texts from the German cultural and literary traditions, going from the Enlightenment to twentieth-century critical appraisals of that very same Enlightenment tradition. Authors considered include Kant, Mendelssohn, Goethe, Hoffmann, Rilke, Kafka, Kracauer, Simmel,…

An overview of Pushkin's life and oeuvre, with study of works from each major period of artistic creativity: the Lyceum, the period in St. Petersburg, exile in the South and in Mikhailovskoe, his marriage and last years. Readings include selected poetry from all periods, Eugene Onegin,…

Representative works in the original language. Conducted in Russian.

Satisfies the Franklin College Literature requirement.

Representative works in the original language. Conducted in Russian.

Satisfies the Franklin College Literature requirement.

Representative works from all periods of Chekhov's career. Chekhov's influence on modern literature and drama. Conducted in Russian.

Satisfies Core Area IV (World Languages and Culture) and the Franklin College Literature requirement.

A survey of representative works in contemporary Russian literature, art, and cinema. Discussion of key literary and artistic movements. The political significance of contemporary Russian literature, art, and cinema and the relationship between art and political institutions. Taught in Russian…

This course focuses on literary and cinematic representations of the Holocaust from postwar to contemporary Germany. The course aims to broaden students’ knowledge of the Holocaust and intends to provide them with a more profound understanding of the complex moral, historical, and aesthetic…

The subject of this course is the impact of the crusades on the literature and culture of medieval Europe in general and Germany in particular. We will trace the development of religious theories and practices of warfare and a corresponding new, ethical-spiritual institution of the warrior (…

Seminar focusing on specific topics in Russian literature and culture or Russian and Slavic linguistics. Repeatable for a maximum of 9 hours of credit.

Topic for Fall 2015: Tolstoy on Page and Screen (Taught in English; no prerequisite required. Contact german@uga.edu if…

Seminar focusing on specific topics in Slavic languages, literatures, or cultures.

Repeatable for a maximum of 6 hours of credit.

Survey of major trends in modern Russian society and culture. Discussion of key notions and beliefs that shape these trends. Comparison and analysis of Russians’ worldviews and self- perceptions. The course provides an overview of the political and social dynamics of modern Russia, combined with…

This discussion-based course emphasizes active participation in classroom discussion of current events topics and related activities. The expectation is that students enrolled in this course are interested in and aware of current events and that they will inform themselves about current events…

An introduction to Old Church Slavic (OCS), the earliest written Slavic language. Students will learn to read and translate OCS texts. The grammar and phonology of OCS will also be used as a springboard for an introduction to the prehistory of the Slavic language family.

This course is…

This course revolves around three major areas of investigation pertaining to German culture and society:

1) Does freedom of choice really exist?

Based on the movie Das Leben der Anderen we will discuss how personal relationships are influenced and possibly…

Representative narrative texts from the classical period of Middle High German literature (c. 1150-1250). Focus on Arthurian romance as both the paradigmatic genre of medieval aristocratic self-representation and the prototype of the modern European novel.

Significant works, authors, movements, genres, or topics in 18th-century literature and culture examined within their specific historical context.

Interpretation and analysis of works from the late 18th through early 19th centuries considered in their social, cultural, and historical contexts. Studies of individual authors, specific genres, significant topics, or literary constellations.

Identification and examination of the salient structural similarities and differences between German and English.

Significant works, authors, movements, genres, or topics in 19th-century literature and culture examined within their specific historical contexts.

What cultural, social, and political conditions gave rise to the fin-de-siecle spirit in the 19th and 20th centuries? Placing the phenomenon in a comparative context, this seminar explores the period's vibrant literature, its arts (Jugendstil), and the rise of crucial intellectual movements (…

Linguistic and sociolinguistic structure of modern German with relevant linguistic terminology. Emphasis on phonology, morphology, and syntax. Taught in English.

Broad overview of the development of Gothic horror literature in Germany from the 18th to the 20th century in its historical and cultural contexts. Study of 18th- and early 19th-century aesthetic theory, which inspired German authors of horror literature. 

Significant works, authors, topics, genres, or movements in 20th- and 21st-century literature examined within their specific historical contexts.

Study of the origins of modern standard German from the Indo-European parent language through proto-Germanic, Old and Middle High German, and the early modern period.

Individual study, reading, or projects in Russian literature under the supervision of a project director.

Repeatable for a maximum of 9 hours of credit.

Individual study, reading, or projects in Russian and Slavic linguistics under the supervision of a project director.

Methods for teaching foreign language and development of language skills in German. For teaching assistants in German and graduate students in German and Language Education. Taught in English.

Professional development in language pedagogy with a focus on enhancing teaching through technology. Assessment of how technologies can enrich student learning and be effectively integrated into syllabi and curricula.

Individual study, reading, or project under the direction of a project director.

History of German cinema; investigation of particular directors, periods, and styles; relationship between German and other national cinemas. The course includes a required weekly film screening.

Morphology, phonology, and history of the Gothic language based on extant texts. Emphasis on the development of earlier stages of the language and on its later language forms. Taught in English.

Phonology and grammar of the language, with extensive readings in the prose, epic and lyric poetry of the Middle High German era.

Intensive investigation of a subject or topic in German linguistics. Taught in English.

Intensive investigation of synchronic and diachronic variation in German. Taught in English.

Intensive investigation of a particular genre, theme, topic, or author.

Intensive investigation of a particular theme or topic.