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.

Wings of Desire
(GRMST-223): Snapshots of Berlin highlight the complicated path this city has taken throughout the 20th century.
Refugees arriving in Germany
(GRMST-223GM-01): Investigate the continuing debates surrounding migration, citizenship, and belonging in modern Europe.
Karl Marx
(GRMST-231EM): From Marx to Butler, vulnerable bodies and theoretical constructs.
Nosferatu
(GRMST-223MV-01): Scary films, creepy characters - in German!
Berlin Wall Tour
(GRMST-221): In German! The 20th Century and its aftermath...discuss.
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.
mosaic of famous Germans
(GRMST-101/102): Learn to read, write, and speak the language of some of history's greatest thinkers.
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.
Weimar cinema
(GRMST-231WN): From utopia to nightmare, explore this fascinating period of cinematic history.
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!
Image from movie "Lore"
What does it mean to belong in Europe? Who is inside? Who is outside? In this course, we will investigate European identity and belonging through film.
Hohenzollern Castle, Stuttgart, Germany
(GRMST-103-01): Two semesters in one!
Film Reels
(GRMST-331, FLMST-370): An exploration of European cinema.
Berlin street art
(GRMST-201): Deepen your command of the German language.