Summer Sessions 2018

Summer Special Session 2018  [June 25 - September 14, 2018]

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German 001A. Accelerated Intensive Elementary German (15 units)

MTWRF 2:10-4:40P
207 Wellman Hall
CRN 60417

Instructor Period Teaching
 Kristen Predeck  June 25 - July 20
 Stefanie Schoeberl  July 23 - August 17
 Erin Altman  August 20 - September 14

Course Description: German 001A is a 12-week accelerated summer session course that covers German 01, 02 and 03 (the Elementary German series).  This course fulfills the one year language requirement and prepares students to start the second year of German in the fall.  The course will complete the textbook Deutsch Na Klar! In addition to the textbook, we will work with video, film, writings, cartoons, political satire, current events and music from the cultures of the German speaking world.  Credit is not available to students who have already taken German 01, 02, or 03 at UC Davis.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (Old): None.
GE credit (New): None.

Format: Lecture/Discussion.


  • Robert Di Donato and Monica D. Clyde, Deutsch: Na klar! An Introductory German Course [7th Edition]  (McGraw-Hill Education, 2015)

Summer Session II 2018  [August 6 - September 14, 2018]

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German 112. 1989: Cinema of the Berlin Wall, Ideologies and Aftermath (4 units)   IN ENGLISH
Monika Sierkowska

MTW 10:00-11:40A
5 Wellman Hall
CRN 74092

Course Description: In this iteration of German 112 we will consider cinematic narratives that focus on the fall of the Berlin Wall, as well as films that investigate some of the cultural transformations that occurred directly after the Iron Curtain fell. Since the class’s primary interest will center on cinema that engages with the relatively recent past, students will adapt their interpretative skills to the viewing and analysis of films listed on the syllabus.

May be repeated for credit up to one time. Knowledge of German not required.

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor (

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

Format: Lecture/Discussion; Writing.


  • All readings will be provided online.

News and Events

Upcoming talk: “Max Weber and Religion of China: Enchantment, Life, and World as Method”

Professor Chunjie Zhang (UC Davis German), Monday, June 3 at 12:00 p.m. in 912 Sproul

German Colloquium Series

Upcoming talk: "Jewelry in the Medieval German Artusroman: Beyond Fiction, Reality, and Expectations"

Stefanie Schöberl (UC Davis Graduate Program in German), Monday, May 20 at 12:00 p.m. in 912 Sproul

German Colloquium Series

Upcoming talk: "Enlightened Citizenship in Lessing’s Emilia Galotti (1772) and Mozart’s Lucio Silla (1772)"

Wednesday, May 15
4:00 pm
912 Sproul Hall

Professor Sven-Erik Rose's Current Research on Literature Written in Nazi Ghettos was Featured in March 2019 "Scholarship Issue" of 'News from AJS: Association for Jewish Studies'

Professor Sven-Erik Rose's earlier book, Jewish Philosophical Politics in Germany 1780-1848received a major award from the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). His current research, which delves into the written works created by Jewish peoples during their time interned by the Nazis in ghettos - most famously in Warsaw, Lodz and Vilna - is highlighted in the March 2019 issue released from the AJS. Read his comments about his research quoted in the publication here.

Recent UC Davis German PhD Lauren Nossett Publishes The Virginal Mother in German Culture with Northwestern University Press (March 2019)

Congratulations, Lauren!

Stefanie Schoeberl Awarded the Sieglinde Hartmann Prize

Congratulations to German graduate student Stefanie Schoeberl, who recently received the Sieglinde Hartmann Prize awarded by the prestigious International Medieval Congress held each year in Leeds, England. For more information, please read the article.

Welcome Incoming Students!

To all of our 2018 incoming first year and transfer students, your advisers in Sproul Hall wish you a warm welcome! Willkommen !

Professor Gail Finney, PhD Candidate Will Mahan and PhD Alumna Amila Becirbegovic Contribute to the Journal "Humanities"

Congratulations to Professor Gail Finney (Comparative Literature and German), German PhD Candidate William Mahan, and Assistant Professor of German at CSU Fresno (and recent German PhD graduate) Amila Becirbegovic for their contributions to the special issue of the journal Humanities titled Wounded: Studies in Literary and Cinematic Trauma.  Please read the article for details.

German PhD Candidate Will Mahan Awarded Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2018-2019

Herzlichen Glückwunsch to German PhD Candidate Will Mahan for being awarded a highly-competitive