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Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures



Undergraduate Officer
I. Szarycz, ML 217, ext. 3393

GERMAN

German

Note:

  1. Not all courses listed in this section are available. Please consult the 1994-95 Course Offerings List or the Department for current course information.
  2. In choosing first-year courses, students should read carefully the course descriptions, consult the Department Undergraduate Officer, and check the DepartmentUs program section.

GER100S

GER 101 F,W,S 4C 0.5
First Year German
For students with little or no knowledge of German. The basic elements of German grammar with emphasis on group and individual oral practice. Development of skills in listening/comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Introduction to aspects of German culture and everyday life. Tapes and computer exercises accompany each chapter of the textbook. Students are encouraged to use them in the language laboratory and at home.
GER 101 is for students with little or no knowledge of German. There are no prerequisites.
GER 101 and 102 are not open to students with Ontario High School Grade 13 German, OAC, or equivalent.

GER 102 F,W,S 3C,1L 0.5
First Year German
As GER 101
Prereq: GER 101
GER 111/112 are beginners' courses for students with little or no knowledge of German. Not open to students who have credit for GER 101, 102, Grade 12 or equivalent.

GER 111 F,W,S 3C 0.5
First Year Scientific German
For students with little or no knowledge of German. The basic elements of German grammar and pronunciation with an emphasis on reading and translation of elementary scientific literature from various fields.

GER 112 F,W,S 3C 0.5
First Year Scientific German
As GER 111
Prereq: GER 111

GER 151A F 3C 0.5
German Conversation and Grammar Review
Conversation on topics of everyday life as well as on political, social, and cultural aspects of the German-speaking countries. Comprehensive grammar review, vocabulary building, pronunciation, and written practice.
Prereq: OAC or Grade 13 German or equivalent
(Formerly GER 251)

GER 152A W 3C 0.5
German Conversation and Composition
As GER 151A
Prereq: GER 151A, or equivalent
(Formerly GER 252)

GER 191 F 3C 0.5
Studies in German Literature with Language Practice
An introduction to German literature designed to accomplish the transition from language studies to reading and discussing literary texts. Grammar review, conversation practice, and the reading of selected works.
Prereq: OAC or Grade 13 German or equivalent
(Formerly GER 121)

GER 192 W 3C 0.5
Studies in German Literature with Language Practice
As GER 191
Prereq: GER 191, or permission of instructor
(Formerly GER 122)

GER200S

GER 201 F,W,S 3C 0.5
Second-Year German
This course continues the work of GER 101/102, completing the first-year textbook. It offers practice in speaking, reading and writing, with vocabulary building, grammar, and exercises in comprehension.
Prereq: GER 102 or equivalent

GER 202 F,W 3C 0.5
Second-Year German
Strengthening of communicative skills, grammar review, vocabulary building, written practice, conversation on issues of contemporary life in German-speaking countries.
Prereq: GER 201,OAC in German, or equivalent

GER 251A F 3C 0.5
Intermediate Conversation and Composition
Conversation on modern topics. Exercises in advanced grammar, stylistics, and composition.
Prereq: GER 152A or equivalent
(Formerly GER 351)

GER 252A W 3C 0.5
Intermediate Conversation and Composition
As GER 251A
Prereq: GER 251A or equivalent
(Formerly GER 352)

GER 261A F 3C 0.5
Young Germany and Biedermeier
Reading, interpretation and critical analysis of prescribed prose, drama and poetry. (Grillparzer, Mörike, Stifter, Gotthelf, etc.).
Prereq: GER 152A, 192 or equivalent
(Formerly GER 361)

GER 262A W 3C 0.5
Poetic Realism
Reading, interpretation and critical analysis of prescribed prose, drama and poetry (Storm, Keller, Ludwig, Hebbel, Raabe, Fontane, etc.).
Prereq: GER 152A, 192 or equivalent
(Formerly GER 362)

GER 271 F 3C 0.5
German Thought and Culture
A survey of cultural currents to the 18th century. Lectures will focus on major developments in literature, philosophy, religion, art, architecture, and music as seen against the historical background of the German speaking peoples. Taught in English
Prereq: Second-year standing or higher

GER 272 W 3C 0.5
German Thought and Culture
A survey of cultural events from the 18th century to the present. Lectures will focus on major developments in literature, philosophy, religion, art, architecture, and music as seen against the historical background of the German speaking peoples. Taught in English.
Prereq: Second-year standing or higher

GER 281 F 3C 0.5
Post-War Literature
Reading and interpretation of major works since 1945 in prose, drama and poetry. Main authors: Borchert, Böll, Frisch, Dürrenmatt, Grass, Eich, etc.
Prereq: GER 152A, 192 or equivalent

GER 282 W 3C 0.5
Post-War Literature
As GER 281
Prereq: GER 152A, 192 or equivalent

GER 291 F 3C 0.5
Survey of German Literature
Introduction to the major periods of German literature. Reading and interpretation of representative texts.
Prereq: GER 152A, 192, 202 or equivalent

GER 292 W 3C 0.5
Survey of German Literature
As GER 291
Prereq: GER 152A, 192, 282 or equivalent

GER300S

GER 300A-Z F,W 3C 0.5
Film and Literature in Germany
This course introduces students to significant aspects of modern German culture through film, and links this study with that of literature. It involves viewing and analyzing films and establishing a connection to related literary and cultural traditions.
Taught in English
Prereq: Second-year standing or higher
Cross-listed as FINE 359

GER 311 F 3C 0.5
Theory of Translation
Theory, methodology, and techniques of translation. Patterns and problems in the translation of scholarly texts from the arts and sciences, with special emphasis on idiom and structure as compared with the target language.
Prereq: Second-year standing in German

GER 312 W 3C 0.5
Theory of Translation
As GER 311
Prereq: GER 311

GER 351A F 3C 0.5
Advanced Conversation, Composition and Stylistics
This course provides intensive practice in spoken and written German on the advanced level.
Prereq: GER 252A or equivalent
(Formerly GER 451)

GER 352A W 3C 0.5
Advanced Conversation, Composition and Stylistics
As GER 351A
Prereq: GER 351A or equivalent
(Formerly GER 452)

GER 353/354 0.5/0.5
Intermediate Conversation and Composition on Topics in German Landeskunde
Conversation and composition on topics in German Landeskunde with grammar review and study of German vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.
This course is taught in Mannheim in conjunction with the "Waterloo in Germany" program.

GER 355 F 3C 0.5
The Stage as Forum: German Drama in Translation
Major German dramas will be studied from various points of view, including historical importance, themes, and technique. The course includes theory and selected dramas of such playwrights as Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Büchner, Brecht and Drrenmatt. Taught in English.
Prereq: Second-year standing or above
This course is complemented in the Winter term by RUSS 356.
Cross-listed as DRAMA 383 (formerly DRAMA 355)

GER 361A F 3C 0.5
The Age of Goethe (Classicism)
Reading, interpretation, and critical analysis of representative works (Goethe, Schiller, Hölderlin, etc.).
Prereq: GER 152A, 192 or equivalent
(Formerly GER 261)

GER 362A W 3C 0.5
The Age of Goethe (Romanticism)
Reading, interpretation, and critical analysis of representative works (Novalis, Tieck, Brentano, etc).
Prereq: GER 152A, 192 or equivalent
(Formerly GER 262)

GER 371 F 3C 0.5
Modern German Literature
Reading, interpretation and critical analysis of prescribed texts relating to the RModerneS and various literary movements around the turn of the century.
Prereq: GER 152A, 192 or equivalent

GER 372 W 3C 0.5
Modern German Literature
Reading, interpretation and critical analysis of prescribed texts from the early 20th century to the end of World War II (Kafka, Brecht, etc.).
Prereq: GER 152A, 192 or equivalent.

GER 381 F 3C 0.5
Fascism in Germany: Holocaust and Resistance in Literature
This course will focus on the literary rendering, including film versions, of the Holocaust experience by authors from the German speaking countries, such as Jurek Becker, Paul Celan, Max Frisch, Edgar Hilsenrath, Peter Weiss and others. Also studied will be works dealing with anti-Nazi resistance by individuals and groups as described by Bert Brecht, Rolf Hochhuth and Anna Seghers.
This course is taught in English
Open to all students

GER 391 F 3C 0.5
Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation
A study of significant prose and drama from 1770 to the present representing themes such as Revolution, Duty vs. Inclination, Flesh vs. Spirit, Modern Germany East and West. Works studied include Danton's Death (Büchner), Maria Stuart (Schiller), Demian (Hesse), Galileo (Brecht), and Cat and Mouse (Grass).

GER 392 W 3C 0.5
Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation
As GER 391

GER 395Z F 2.5
Waterloo in Germany Program
Description in Arts program section.

GER 396Z W 2.5
Waterloo in Germany Program
As GER 395Z

GER400S

GER 421 F 3C 0.5
Introduction to German Linguistics
Study of the major linguistic structures of German, especially in contrast to the structures of English. Coverage of phonetics and phonology, morphology and lexicology, syntax and semantics, and differences between spoken and written German.
Prereq: GER 252A or equivalent

GER 422 W 3C 0.5
Introduction to German Linguistics
As GER 421
Prereq: GER 421

GER 441 F 3C 0.5
Humanism, Reformation and Baroque
Reading, interpretation and critical analysis of prescribed texts (Erasmus, Luther, Sachs, Opitz, Gryphius, Grimmelshausen, etc.).
Prereq: Second-year standing in German

GER 442 W 3C 0.5
Enlightenment and Storm and Stress
Reading, interpretation, and critical analysis of prescribed texts (Lessing, Wieland, Klopstock, Lenz, Klinger, etc.).
Prereq: Second-year standing in German

GER 461 F 3C 0.5
Introduction to the History of the German Language with Readings in Middle High German

Prereq: GER 152A, 192 or equivalent
Offered in alternate years

GER 462 F 3C 0.5
Middle High German Literature
Reading and interpretation of samples from the major works of the MHG period, with emphasis on writers of the first RBlütezeitS in German literature (1170 to 1250); Early Minnesang, Walther von der Vogelweide, Nibelungenlied, Hartmann von Aue, Wolfram von Eschenbach, etc.

GER 471 F 3C 0.5
German Poetry
A study of the main thoughts, themes, forms and schools in German poetry from the beginning to Goethe.
Prereq: GER 152A, 192 or equivalent

GER 472 W 3C 0.5
German Poetry
A study of the main thoughts, themes, forms and schools in German poetry from German Romanticism to the present.

GER 495-498 F,W,S R 0.5 each
Reading Courses in Approved Topics

Prereq: Approval of the Department

DUTCH100S

Dutch

DUTCH 101 F 3C 0.5
First Year Dutch
The basic elements of Dutch grammar with emphasis on oral practice and pronunciation, along with appropriate texts from Dutch literature. Introduction to aspects of Dutch culture.
Open to all students with little or no knowledge of Dutch.

DUTCH 102 W 3C 0.5
First Year Dutch
As DUTCH 101
Prereq: DUTCH 101 or equivalent

DUTCH200S

DUTCH 201 F 3C 0.5
Intermediate Dutch
This course will be conducted partly in Dutch and offers advanced study in grammar, composition, and conversation. Special emphasis will be given to comprehension and practice in the spoken language.
Prereq: DUTCH 102 or equivalent

DUTCH 202 W 3C 0.5
Intermediate Dutch
As DUTCH 201
Prereq: DUTCH 201 or equivalent

RUSSIAN

Russian

Note: Not all courses listed in this section are available. Please consult the 1994-95 Course Offerings List or the Department for current course information.

Russian Language Studies in Moscow
A "total immersion" Russian language course at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow, Russia. Daily instruction by Russian faculty at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Duration of program is normally four-six weeks, although longer periods in Russia are possible.
Prereq: At least one year of Russian language at the University level or equivalent
Credits: 1.5 for completion of
1. first-year Russian: 193, 194, 195 or
2. second-year Russian: 293, 294, 295 or
3. third-year Russian: 393, 394, 395 or
4. fourth-year Russian: 493, 494, 495.
This program may be attended more than once. However, a maximum of 1.5 credits will normally be granted towards a degree.

RUSS100S

RUSS 101 F 3C,1L 0.5
First Year Russian
A study of Russian grammar and composition with emphasis on oral practice and pronunciation.
Language lab
Open to all university students with little or no knowledge of Russian

RUSS 102 W 3C,1L 0.5
First Year Russian
As RUSS 101
Prereq: RUSS 101 or equivalent

RUSS200S

RUSS 251 F 3C 0.5
Conversation, Composition, Grammar and Phonetics
This course is basically a continuation of First-Year Russian. It provides intensive practice in spoken and written Russian. Vocabulary building, comprehension, pronunciation and intonation are stressed.
Prereq: RUSS 102

RUSS 252 W 3C 0.5
Conversation, Composition, Grammar and Phonetics
As RUSS 251
Prereq: RUSS 251 or equivalent

RUSS 261 F 3C 0.5
Introduction to Russian Literary Movements
Reading of representative works from Russian Classicism, Romanticism, 19th Century Realism, and various periods of 20th century Russian literature.
Prereq: RUSS 102 or equivalent

RUSS 262 W 3C 0.5
Introduction to Russian Literary Movements
As RUSS 261
Prereq: RUSS 102 or equivalent

RUSS 271 F 3C 0.5
Russian Thought and Culture
A survey of cultural history from the beginnings to 1861. Lectures will focus on major developments in literature, philosophy, art, architecture, and music as seen against the background of Russia's historical past. Discussion will be devoted primarily to works of Russian literature.
Taught in English
Open to all students

RUSS 272 W 3C 0.5
Russian Thought and Culture
A survey of cultural history from 1861 to the present. Lectures will focus on major developments in literature, philosophy, art, and music as seen against the background of Russia's historical past. Discussion will be devoted primarily to works of Russian literature.
Taught in English
Open to all students

RUSS300S

RUSS 311 F 3C 0.5
Theory of Translation
Theory, methodology, and techniques of translation. Patterns and problems in the translation of scholarly texts from the arts and sciences, with special emphasis on idiom and structure as compared with the target language.
Prereq: RUSS 102 or equivalent

RUSS 312 W 3C 0.5
Theory of Translation
As RUSS 311
Prereq: RUSS 311

RUSS 341 F 3C 0.5
Russian Drama
A study of the origins and development of Russian drama up to 1905. Reading and critical analysis of major works in various genres with emphasis on authors of the nineteenth century.
Taught in English.
Extra work in Russian required of Russian majors only
Cross-listed as DRAMA 381 (formerly DRAMA 352)

RUSS 342 W 3C 0.5
Russian Drama
As RUSS 341
Taught in English
Extra work in Russian required of Russian majors only
Cross-listed as DRAMA 382 (formerly DRAMA 353)

RUSS 351 F 3C 0.5
Intermediate Conversation and Composition
In principle, this course is a continuation of RUSS 251/252. In terms of vocabulary building, apart from the spoken language, the comprehension of the literary language is especially stressed.
Prereq: RUSS 252 or equivalent

RUSS 352 W 3C 0.5
Intermediate Conversation and Composition
As RUSS 351
Prereq: RUSS 351 or equivalent

RUSS 356 W 3C 0.5
The Stage as Forum: Russian Drama in Translation
Major Russian dramas will be studied from various points of view including historical importance, themes, and technique. The course includes theory and selected dramas of such playwrights as Gogol, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Gorky, Mayakovsky, and Pogodin.
Taught entirely in English
Fall term: See GER 355
Prereq: Second-year standing or above
Cross-listed as DRAMA 384 (formerly DRAMA 356)

RUSS 361 F 3C 0.5
Russian Short Story
A study of the form and a detailed examination of Russian short stories by major representative writers.
Taught in English
Extra work in Russian required of Russian majors only

RUSS 362 W 3C 0.5
Russian Short Story
As RUSS 361

RUSS 371 F 3C 0.5
Masterpieces of Russian Literature and Opera
This course, designed for students of literature and music, offers an interdisciplinary approach to the relationships between literary and musical culture in Russia during the nineteenth century. Central to the course is the comparative study of masterpieces of Russian opera and the classics of literature which inspired their musical intepretations. Among the works discussed as literary text, libretto and music are: Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmila, Borodin's Prince Igor, Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Dargomyzhsky's The Stone Guest, TchaikovskyUs Eugene Onegin, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Mozart and Salieri.
This course is taught via the Waterloo-Guelph Education Link System.
Prereq: Open to all students. Additional requirements apply to students majoring in Russian and Music Programs.
Cross-listed as MUSIC 365

RUSS 391 F 3C 0.5
Great Russian Novels
Reading and interpretation of 19th century novels selected from the works of Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy. Lectures on social and intellectual background.
Taught in English.
Extra work in Russian required of Russian majors only

RUSS 392 W 3C 0.5
Great Russian Novels
Reading and interpretation of 19th- and 20th-century novels selected from the works of Gorky, Zamyatin, Pasternak, and Solzhenitsyn. Lectures on social and intellectual background.
Taught in English
Extra work in Russian required of Russian majors only

RUSS400S

RUSS 441 3C 0.5
East Slavic Epic Tradition
A study of the origins and development of the Epic tradition in East Slavic Literature.
Taught in English

RUSS 442 3C 0.5
Russian Epic Tradition
As RUSS 441
Taught in English

RUSS 451 F 3C 0.5
Advanced Conversation, Grammar and Composition
This course is conducted in Russian and provides intensive practice in spoken and written Russian on the advanced level.
Prereq: RUSS 352 or equivalent

RUSS 452 W 3C 0.5
Advanced Conversation, Grammar and Composition
As RUSS 451
Prereq: RUSS 451 or equivalent

RUSS 461 F 3C 0.5
Twentieth-Century Russian Literature
Reading, interpretation, and critical analysis of selected fiction and drama (Andreev, Bunin, Gorky, Kataev, Sholokhov, A.N. Tolstoy).
Taught in English
Extra work in Russian required of Russian majors only

RUSS 462 W 3C 0.5
Twentieth-Century Russian Literature
Reading, interpretation, and critical analysis of selected fiction and drama (Arbusov, Bulgakov, Erenburg, Nabokov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn).
Taught in English
Extra work in Russian required of Russian majors only

RUSS 481 F 3C 0.5
Russian Poetry
A study of themes and forms of representative authors of Classicism, Romanticism (Lomonosov, Derzhavin, Pushkin, Lermontov, Nerkrasov, Fet, Tiutchev, etc.).
Prereq: RUSS 102 or equivalent

RUSS 482 W 3C 0.5
Russian Poetry
A study of themes and forms of representative authors from Symbolism to the present (Blok, Esenin, Mayakovsky, Akhmatova, etc.).
Prereq: RUSS 102 or equivalent

RUSS 485 F 3C 0.5
History of Russian Literature
This course deals with the emergence of the Russian national literature, emphasizing the cultural and intellectual setting from the beginning to 1917. Literary movements and major representative works not studied in other courses will be discussed.
Taught in English
Extra work in Russian required of Russian majors only

RUSS 486 W 3C 0.5
History of Russian Literature
This second part deals with Russian literature up to the present. Literary movements and major representative works not studied in other courses will be discussed.
Taught in English
Extra work in Russian required of Russian majors only

RUSS 496-498 F,W,S,J,A R 0.5
Reading Courses in Approved Topics

Prereq: Approval of the Department

POLSH100S

Polish

POLSH 101 F 3C 0.5
First Year Polish
The fundamentals of Polish grammar are taught with emphasis on oral practice and pronunciation. An introduction to Polish culture is given as well.
Taught in English
Open to all university students with little or no knowledge of Polish.
By Distance Education only

POLSH 102 W 3C 0.5
First Year Polish
As POLSH 101
Prereq: POLSH 101 or equivalent

POLSH200S

POLSH 201 F 3C 0.5
Intermediate Polish
This course will be conducted largely in Polish and provides intensive practice in grammar, composition and conversation.
Prereq: POLSH 102 or equivalent

POLSH 202 W 3C 0.5
Intermediate Polish
As POLSH 201
Prereq: POLSH 201 or equivalent

UKRAN100S

Ukrainian

UKRAN 101 F 3C,1L 0.5
Beginners' Ukrainian
For students with little or no prior knowledge of Ukrainian. The basic elements of Ukrainian grammar and composition with emphasis on oral practice and pronunciation. Introduction to aspects of Ukrainian culture.
Open to undergraduate students of all departments. Recommended to graduate students of Russian as a second Slavic language.
By Distance Education only

UKRAN 102 W 3C,1L 0.5
Beginners' Ukrainian
As UKRAN 101
Prereq: UKRAN 101 or equivalent

UKRAN200S

UKRAN 201 F 3C,1L 0.5
Intermediate Ukrainian
This course will be conducted in Ukrainian and provides intensive practice in grammar, composition and conversation.
Prereq: UKRAN 102 or equivalent

UKRAN 202 W 3C,1L 0.5
Intermediate Ukrainian
As UKRAN 201
Prereq: UKRAN 201 or equivalent

UKRAN 271 F 3C 0.5
Ukrainian Civilization (From the Beginnings to 1800)
This course presents the evolution of Ukrainian civilization from its prehistoric origins to the period of national revival in the late 18th century. Developments in literature, art, architecture, music and the folk arts are examined against the background of Ukrainian history.
Taught in English
Open to all students

UKRAN 272 W 3C 0.5
Ukrainian Civilization (From 1800 to the Present)
This course examines the artistic, intellectual, spiritual, and material progress of the Ukrainian people in the 19th- and 20th-centuries. Integral to this course are the cultural aspects of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. Lectures are complemented by audio-visual presentations and readings from Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian literature.
Taught in English
Open to all students

UKRAN300S

UKRAN 301 F 3C 0.5
Introduction to Ukrainian Literature
Reading and critical interpretation of texts chosen from the works of Skovoroda, Kotliarevsky, Shevchenko, Franko, L. Ukrainka and others.
Taught in English

UKRAN 302 W 3C 0.5
A Critical Survey of Literary Movements in 20th-Century Ukrainian Literature
With special attention to the rise of the new angry generation of poets of the Sixties (V. Symonenko, L. Kostenko, V. Korotych, and others).
Taught in English

CROAT100S

Croatian

CROAT 101 F 3C 0.5
Introductory Croatian
For students with little or no knowledge of Croatian. The basic elements of Croatian grammar with emphasis on oral practice and pronunciation, along with appropriate graded texts.
Open to all students

CROAT 102 W 3C 0.5
Introductory Croatian
As CROAT 101
Prereq: CROAT 101 or equivalent

CROAT200S

CROAT 201 F 3C 0.5
Intermediate Croatian
This course is a continuation of first-year Croatian. It offers extensive practice in both the spoken and written language. Vocabulary building, comprehension and pronunciation are stressed.
Prereq: CROAT 102 or equivalent

CROAT 202 W 3C 0.5
Intermediate Croatian
As CROAT 201
Prereq: CROAT 201 or equivalent

CROAT300S

CROAT 301 F 3C 0.5
Advanced Croatian
This course is conducted in Croatian and provides intensive practice in spoken and written Croatian on the advanced level. Conversation on modern topics will be stressed.
Prereq: CROAT 202 or equivalent

CROAT 302 W 3C 0.5
Advanced Croatian
As CROAT 301
Prereq: CROAT 301 or equivalent

CROAT 371 F 3C 0.5
Croatian Culture and Literature
This course presents the evolution of Croatian culture from the beginnings to the present. Particular emphasis is placed on developments in literature; however, other significant manifestations of Croatian civilization (art, architecture, music) are also examined. Integral to this course are the cultural aspects of Croatian settlements in Canada.
Taught in English
Open to all students

CROAT 372 W 3C 0.5
Croatian Culture and Literature
As CROAT 371
Taught in English
Open to all students

CROAT 395Z F 2.5
Waterloo in Zagreb Program
Description in Arts program section.

CROAT 396Z W 2.5
Waterloo in Zagreb Program
As CROAT 395Z

CROAT400S

CROAT 496/497 0.5/0.5
Special Topics in Croatian Studies

Prereq: Approval of the Department

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