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German Studies Courses 

Current Course Offerings

Course offerings are constantly changing. Please refer to the Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date listing.
* Indicates course may be petitioned for credit toward the German Studies major and minor.

Fall 2019

LTGM 2A – Intermediate German I (TBD)

LTGM 100 – German Studies I: Aesthetic Cultures (Todd Kontje)

HIEU 109 – Blood, Soil, Boundaries: Nationalism in Europe (Deborah Hertz)*

HIEU 154 – Modern German History: From Bismarck to Hitler (J. Neuheiser)

Winter 2020

HIEU 128 – Europe Since 1945 (J. Neuheiser)

HITO 133 – War and Society: The Second World War (J. Neuheiser)

LTGM 2B – Intermediate German II (TBD)

POLI 120B – German Political System (William Chandler)

Spring 2020

LTGM 2C – Intermediate German III (TBD)

POLI 110C – Revolution and reaction: Political Thought from Kant to Nietzsche (TBD)

POLI 120D – Germany: Before, During, and After Division (Jorg Neuheiser)

Petitioning Courses

In any given semester there are likely classes offered (special topics courses, new courses, seminars), not listed above, that will count toward this major or minor through petition. In order for a course to be eligible for petition 50% of the course content must be related to a student's major or minor field of study.

To petition a course students need to:

  1. Fill out an Undergraduate General Student Petition (PDF)
  2. Gather supporting documentation (syllabi, course descriptions, and/or written student work)
  3. Turn in the completed Undergraduate General Student Petition and supporting documentation to the CAESAR Programs Coordinator.

Core Courses

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) frequently cover topics bearing on German Studies. Students should check the departments' quarterly course descriptions and yearly course spreads for their applicability to the program, discuss them in advance with their German Studies adviser and submit a petition to count these courses toward your minor, since the topics do not always bear on German Studies.

German Studies

GMST 196A/B Honors Thesis (4)


HIEU 125 Reformation Europe (4)

HIEU 132 Germany from Luther to Bismarck (4)

HIEU 142 European Intellectual History: 1780-1870 (4)

HIEU 143 European Intellectual History: 1870-1945 (4)

HIEU 146 Fascism, Communism, and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy (4)

HIEU 154 Modern German History (4)

HIEU 158 Why Hitler? How Auschwitz? (4)

HIEU 155 Modern Austria 

HIEU 177 Special Topics in Modern German Thought


LTGM 2A Intermediate German I (5)

LTGM 2B Intermediate German II (5)

LTGM 2C Intermediate German III (4)

LTGM 100 German Studies I: Aesthetic Cultures (4)

LTGM 101 German Studies II: National Identities (4)

LTGM 123 Eighteenth-Century German Literature 

LTGM 125 Nineteenth-Century German Literature

LTGM 126 Twentieth-Century German Literature

LTGM 130 German Literary Prose (4)

LTGM 131 German Dramatic Literature (4)

LTGM 132 German Poetry (4)

LTGM 190 Seminars in German Culture (4)

LTEU 110 European Romanticism* (4)

LTEU 130 German Literature in Translation (4)

LTEU 139 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (4)

LTWL 4B Fiction and Film in Twentieth-Century Societies* (4)

LTWL 107 Prose Fiction* 

LTWL 160 Women and Literature* (4)

LTWL 172 Special Topics in Literature* (4)

LTWL 176 Literature and Ideas* (4)

LTWL 180 Film Studies and Literature: Film History* (4)

LTWL 183 Film Studies and Literature: Director's Work* (4)


MUS 112 The Late Baroque: Bach and Handel (4)

MUS 113 Topics in Classic, Romantic, and Modern Music* (4)


PHIL 106 Kant (4)

PHIL 107 Hegel (4)

PHIL 108 19th-Century Philosophy* (4)

PHIL 180 Phenomenology (4)

PHIL 181 Existentialism (4)

PHIL 183 Topics in Continental Philosophy* (4)

Political Science

POLI 110C Revolution and Reaction: Political Thought from Kant to Nietzsche (4)

POLI 114B Marxist Political Thought (4)

POLI 120B The German Political System (4)

POLI 120D Germany: Before, During, and After Division (4)

POLI 120H European Integration* (4)


SOCD 178 The Holocaust (4)

Theatre and Dance

TDHT 101 Topics in Dramatic Literature and Theatre History* (4)

TDHT 102 Masters of Theatre*