Skip to main content
Skip to main menu Skip to spotlight region Skip to secondary region Skip to UGA region Skip to Tertiary region Skip to Quaternary region Skip to unit footer


Spring 2024 German Courses

Language, Culture and Society I

GRMN 3010

Dr. Heide Crawford
TR 11:10AM-12:25PM
117 Joe Brown Hall

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 this unique and authentic vantage point. Our course also includes systematic grammar review. This class hones all your language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) while simultaneously teaching cultural content. It is a gateway course structured to prepare you for higher-level German classes.
Not open to students with credit in GRMN 3015.
Prerequisite: GRMN 2002

Language, Culture, and Society II

GRMN 3020

Dr. Jan Uelzmann
MWF 10:20-11:10AM
213 Joe Brown Hall

Development of language skills, emphasizing compositions, oral reports, discussions. Organized around literature, film, websites, and nonfiction on topics pertaining to contemporary Germany. Topics include political movements and parties; issues of postunification, the GDR and the Nazi past; multiculturalism; environmentalism; the press and other media; and Germany in a united Europe.
Taught in German
Prerequisite: GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015

German Poetry

GRMN 3400

Dr. Alex Sager
TR 12:45-2PM
117 Joe Brown Hall

This course will approach German poetry along numerous dimensions: historical and cultural context; formal mechanics of versification; performance as living works of art; and writing poetry in German. Our definition of “poem” will be very broad, ranging from strict forms like the sonnet to modern pop-song lyrics. We will read many of the classics like Heinrich Heine, Rainer Marie Rilke, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Erich Fried, but also jewels from many lesser-known poets. There will be daily memorization and recitation practice (great for improving language skills!), working up to a class Poetry Reading at the end of the semester—possibly featuring a rap-battle auf Deutsch!
Taught in German.
Prerequisite: GRMN 3020

Introduction to Goethe's Life & Works

GRMN 3850

Dr. Martin Kagel 
Tu/Th 3:55-5:10PM
213 Joe Brown Hall

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. 

Taught in German; English as necessary.

Prerequisite: GRMN 3010 or GRMN 3015

Senior Seminar

GRMN 4520

Dr. Berna Gueneli
MWF 11:30AM-12:20PM
217 Joe Brown Hall

Capstone course for German majors, minors, and advanced students. Selected topics in German literature and culture. Required for German majors.
Taught in German.
Prerequisite: GRMN 3020

Support Germanic and Slavic Studies at UGA

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies appreciates your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. 

Click Here to Learn More