Germanic Languages

German Lower-Division Courses

1. Elementary German. (4) Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. P/NP or letter grading.

1G. Elementary German for Graduate Students. (4) Lecture, four hours. Preparation for Graduate Division foreign language reading requirement. May not be applied toward degree requirements. S/U grading.

2. Elementary German. (4) Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 1. P/NP or letter grading.

2G. Elementary German for Graduate Students. (4) Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 1G. Preparation for Graduate Division foreign language reading requirement. May not be applied toward degree requirements. S/U grading.

3. Elementary German. (4) Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 2. P/NP or letter grading.

4. Intermediate German. (4) Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 3. P/NP or letter grading.

5. Intermediate German. (4) Lecture, four hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 4. P/NP or letter grading.

6. Intermediate German. (4) Lecture, four hours; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 5. P/NP or letter grading.

8. Elementary German: Intensive. (12) Lecture, 15 hours; laboratory, five hours. Intensive basic course in German equivalent to courses 1, 2, and 3. P/NP or letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

50A-50B. Great Works of German Literature in Translation. (4-5) Lecture. May not be applied toward completion of major in German. P/NP or letter grading:

50A. Medieval Period through Classicism. (4) Lecture, three hours. Study and analysis of selected masterworks in English translation, including works from earliest period, such as heroic and courtly epic, to authors such as Grimmelshausen, Lessing, Schiller, and Goethe. P/NP or letter grading.

50B. Romanticism to Present. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Study and analysis of selected masterworks in English translation, including authors such as E.T.A. Hoffmann, Heine, Fontane, Rilke, Kafka, Brecht, Thomas Mann, Hesse, Grass, Böll, and Christa Wolf. P/NP or letter grading.

56. Figures Who Changed World: Cosmopolitanisms Within a Global Context. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to strains of German philosophy and political thought that focus on cosmopolitanism. Exploration of different historical and philosophical engagements with cosmopolitan projects. P/NP or letter grading.

57. Hollywood and Germany. (5) Lecture/screenings, five hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of images of Germany generated by Hollywood, cultural/historical interface between Hollywood and Germany, and contemporary critiques of long-standing relationship between these cultural sites. Discussion of how and why cultural stereotypes are generated and maintained, and why film is a uniquely powerful tool in ideological discourse. P/NP or letter grading.

58. Knights and Ladies, Sex and Power at Medieval Court. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to culture of high medieval court, one of great achievements of European Middle Ages. P/NP or letter grading.

59. Holocaust in Film and Literature. (5) Lecture/screenings, five hours; discussion, one hour. History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. P/NP or letter grading.

60W. War. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Reflection on cultural history of war — on its significance from anthropological, cultural, and philosophical perspectives rather than from perspective of political and historical gains and losses. Emphasis on World War I, war in which political and military confrontation seemed particularly attuned to sense of confrontationalism and scandal in cultural life. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

61A. Modern Metropolis: Berlin. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Cultural, political, architectural, and urban history of one of most vibrant and significant cities in world. Exploration of city over 800 years, using innovative mapping tools to understand how Berlin evolved from fortified mercantile town into global city. P/NP or letter grading.

61B-61C-61D. Modern Metropolis. (5 each) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Historical exploration of major Central European cities and their cultures. P/NP or letter grading. 61B. Weimar; 61C. Vienna; 61D. Prague.

M70. Origin of Language. (5) (Same as Communication M70 and Indo-European Studies M70.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Theoretical and methodological issues surrounding origin of language. Topics include evolutionary theory, evolution of man, how language is organized in brain, and science of language, including physiology of speech, phonetics, and comparative reconstruction. Letter grading.

88. Lower Division Seminar. (4) Seminar, three hours. Course of variable content limited to topics of current interest and offered whenever staff member is available. P/NP or letter grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.