Spring Quarter 2019

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German 001. Elementary German (5 units)
Kirsten Harjes

MTWRF 9:00-9:50A
101 Wellman Hall
CRN 75475

Course Description: This is an introduction to German grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication.

Course Placement: Students who have successfully completed, with a C- or better, German 02 or 03 in the 10th or higher grade in high school may receive unit credit for this course on a P/NP grading basis only. Although a passing grade will be charged to the student's P/NP option, no petition is required. All other students will receive a letter grade unless a P/NP petition is filed. For more information, please contact the instructor or the German staff advisor (allowrey@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Discussion - 5 hours; Laboratory - 1 hour.


  • Lee Forester, et al., Auf Geht's [4th Edition]  (Live Oak Multimedia)

German 003. Elementary German (5 units)

Section Instructor Day/Time Room CRN
 001  Aubrey Hess  MTWRF 9:00-9:50A  107 Wellman Hall  75476
 002  Aylin Bademsoy  MTWRF 10:00-10:50A  107 Wellman Hall  75477
 003  Stefanie Schoeberl  MTWRF 8:00-8:50A  235 Wellman Hall  75478

Course Description: Completion of grammar sequence and continuing practice of all language skills through cultural texts.

Prerequisite: German 002.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Discussion - 5 hours; Laboratory - 1 hour.


  • Robert Di Donato and Monica D. Clyde, Deutsch: Na klar! An Introductory German Course [7th Edition]  (McGraw-Hill Education, 2016)
  • Jeanine Briggs and Lida Daves-Schneider, Workbook/Laboratory Manual to accompany Deutsch: Na klar! [7th Edition]  (McGraw-Hill Education, 2016)

German 020. Intermediate German (4 units)
Erin Altman

MWF 10:00-10:50A
1283 Grove Hall
CRN 75479

Course Description: This is the first course of 2nd year German. Students will review grammar, and begin to read and discuss short, literary texts of cultural and historical interest. Class is conducted in German.

Prerequisite: German 003.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy, World Cultures and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 3 hours; Writing.


  • Reinhard Zachau, et al., Cineplex: German Language and Culture through Film  (Focus Publishing, 2014)

German 022. Intermediate German (4 units)
Kristin Predeck

MWF 11:00-11:50A
1283 Grove Hall
CRN 75480

Course Description: This class concludes the intermediate German language series and 2nd year German. Students will continue to work on their speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills, and fine-tune their knowledge of German grammar in context. The class is not organized around a textbook. Instead, the instructor will select a novel, or put together a reader with short stories and other readings, focusing on a specific topic of their choice.

Prerequisite: German 021.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy, World Cultures and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 3 hours; Writing.


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German 045. Vampires and Other Horrors in Film and Media (4 units)     Taught in English     [Cross-Listed with FMS 045]
Jaimey Fisher

TR 10:30-11:50A

216 Wellman Hall

Film Viewing:
W 5:10-8:00P
1003 Giedt Hall

Discussion Section Discussion Lead Day/Time Room CRN
 001  Visnja Milojicic  T 5:10-6:00P  163 Olson Hall  91851
 002  Visnja Milojicic  T 6:10-7:00P  163 Olson Hall  91852
 003  Odile Carroll  R 5:10-6:00P  1342 Storer Hall  91853
 004  Odile Carroll  R 6:10-7:00P  1342 Storer Hall  91854

Course Description: History of representations of vampires and the undead generally from the 16th through 21st centuries. Emphasis on transnational history of the vampire genre; psychologies of horror effects; issues of race, gender, and class; intersections with prejudice, medicine, modernity.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (New): American Cultures, Governance & History, Arts & Humanities, Domestic Diversity, Oral Literacy, Visual Literacy, World Cultures and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 2 hours; Discussion - 1 hour; Film Viewing - 3 hours.


  • Bram Stoker, Dracula  (W.W. Norton & Company, 1996)

German 120. Survey of German Culture (4 units)
Carlee Arnett

MW 12:10-2:00P
209 Wellman Hall
CRN 75498

Course Description: Major developments in German arts, philosophical thought, social institutions, and political history after 1945.

Prerequisite: German 022 or consent of instructor (clarnett@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Oral Literacy, Visual Literacy, World Cultures and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 3 hours; Writing.


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German 132. The German Novelle (4 units) 
Gail Finney

TR 12:10-1:30P
105 Wellman Hall
CRN 91849

Course Description: The course will study the principal features of the novella—German literature’s notable contribution to 19th-century fiction—as exemplified in works by authors such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Ludwig Tieck, Johann Peter Hebel, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Gerhart Hauptmann, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and Franz Kafka.

We will treat themes like guilt and redemption, the relation between the human and the natural world, family dynamics, and various forms of love.

Readings and class discussion in German.

Prerequisite: German 022 or consent of instructor (gefinney@ucdavis.edu).

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, World Cultures and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.


  • An Anthology of German Novellas, edited by Siegfried Weing  (BOYE6, 1996)

German 141. Holocaust and its Literary Representation (4 units) 
Sven Erik Rose

TR 10:30-11:50A
1128 Bainer Hall
CRN 91850

Course Description: Without representations of the Holocaust in literature (testimony, memoir, fiction, and poetry) and visual culture (photography, cinema, TV, graphic novel, painting, and monuments), Holocaust remembrance would scarcely be possible. Yet representing the Holocaust also presents a tangle of critical and ethical questions. In this course, we will explore the role of literary and visual representations in shaping and sustaining different understandings of the Holocaust in very different contexts ranging, historically, from the immediate aftermath of World War II and, geo-politically and culturally, from Communist East Europe to West Europe to Israel and the United States. What could—and couldn’t—be said about what we now call the Holocaust in these various contexts? Students will gain an understanding of how the memory of the Holocaust has evolved over time and how certain literary and visual works have shaped this evolution most profoundly.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, World Cultures and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 2 hours; Discussion - 1 hour; Term Paper.


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German 291. Foreign Language Learning in the Classroom (4 units)       Taught In English        [cross-listed with FRE 291 / SPA 291]
Carlee Arnett

R 2:10-5:00P
111 Wellman Hall
CRN 91855

Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the field of second language acquisition (SLA) as well as the approaches to university-level foreign language instruction in the United States with an eye to highlighting the theoretical notions underlying current trends in classroom practices across commonly taught foreign languages. Course objectives are the following: (1) to acquaint students with issues and research in foreign language teaching; (2) to show ways of using that research to achieve more effective classroom instruction; (3) to develop students’ skills in evaluating teaching performance and instructional materials; and (4) to prepare students for continued professional development, including the use of technology in the classroom. Class meetings will consist of lectures by the course instructor and invited guest speakers, student-led discussion, and short presentations and/or demonstrations by students and the instructor. Students will participate in a class wiki; prepare their own classroom materials; evaluate the instructional materials developed by others; and complete a final exam. (Same course as German 291 and Spanish 291.)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor (clarnett@ucdavis.edu).

Format: Lecture - 3 hours.


  • Klaus Brandl, Communicative Language Teaching in Action  (Pearson Education, 2007)
  • Claire Kramsch and Lihua Zhang, The Multilingual Instructor  (Oxford University Press, 2018)