The Classroom Experience

Seminars include the works of authors and thinkers such as Christa Wolf, Nietzsche, and Kafka, as well as films and music by contemporaries such as Fatih Akin and Tokio Hotel, while both investigating the impact of German history and politics on present-day society and exploring German social movements, scientific innovations, and cultural creations that have transformed world history. We have tips for selecting courses, including a list of upcoming courses. The search for classes has the most up to date course listings.

German Authors: a compilation of book covers
Black, Jewish, and Muslim Cultures in Germany: Intersectionalities of Othering (GRMST-221NT)
Berlin Wall Tour
(GRMST-221): In German! The 20th Century and its aftermath...discuss.
Berlin street art
(GRMST-201): Deepen your command of the German language.
Berlin East Side Gallery
(GRMST-223): How does space shape memory and identity?
Fernsehturm Television Tower Berlin
Transnational and Trans-disciplinary German Studies (GRMST-325)
Migration, Identity and Place in German Cultures (GRMST-223MG)
(GRMST-223MG): Topics in German Studies: Migration, Identity and Place in German Cultures
Sunset on windmills at Biedsheim, Germany
(GRMST-231GW): How has "work" (and our concept of it) evolved? Explore the social and individual consequences of our changing notions of work.
Refugees arriving in Germany
(GRMST-223GM-01): Investigate the continuing debates surrounding migration, citizenship, and belonging in modern Europe.
Woman holding up white sign with "Anton-W-Amo-Strabe" written in black text.
(GRMST-221DE): German cultural production (textual and visual representation) through the lens of decolonial practices.
Grammatik dictionary image
(GRMST-215): Practice makes perfect!
Bundestag in Berlin
(GRMST-115): Have you ever thought about doing research or an internship in Germany? This course is for you!
(GRMST-223MV-01): Scary films, creepy characters - in German!
Wings of Desire
(GRMST-223): Snapshots of Berlin highlight the complicated path this city has taken throughout the 20th century.
mosaic of famous Germans
(GRMST-101/102): Learn to read, write, and speak the language of some of history's greatest thinkers.
Painting: Battle of Königgrätz, Georg Bleibtreu (1866)
This course examines historical, cultural, and political developments from 1870-71 to 1933. Taught in German.
The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin
Remembering the Holocaust in Global Perspectives (GRMST-231HC)
Loriot Diogenes
Germans do have a sense of humor. This course analyzes how the German language acts as a gateway to accessing a culture rich in satire, irony and comedy.
Film Reels
(GRMST-331, FLMST-370): An exploration of European cinema.
Karl Marx
(GRMST-231EM): From Marx to Butler, vulnerable bodies and theoretical constructs.
Weimar cinema
(GRMST-231WN): From utopia to nightmare, explore this fascinating period of cinematic history.
Our Europe is without borders
What is going on in Europe, and what will it mean? In this introduction to European Studies, analyze the forces at work on this dynamic continent.
Hohenzollern Castle, Stuttgart, Germany
(GRMST-103-01): Two semesters in one!