Graduate classes leading to the degree of MA are offered in the history of German literature and thought. Research in the Department is concerned principally with the Baroque Age, the literary and philosophical tradition of German Idealism, and the culture of the twentieth century. Special expertise in the following fields: Reception of Islamic Orient, Reception of Greek and Roman Antiquity, General and Comparative Aesthetics.
Depending on their level of preparation, students spend either one or two years towards completion of their classes and thesis.
Candidates are expected to have a reading knowledge of a third modern or ancient language. A thesis is required.
- GERM 5500X/Y.06: Literature and Thought from Reformation to Enlightenment.
- GERM 5520X/Y.06: Goethe and the Enlightenment.
- GERM 5530X/Y.06: Hegel's Aesthetics and the Ancients.
- GERM 5540X/Y.06: Kant and the History of German Idealism.
- GERM 5550X/Y.06: Hegel: Phenomenology of Spirit.
- GERM 5570X/Y.06: Goethe and Romanticism.
- GERM 5580X/Y.06: Goethe's Faust.
- GERM 5590X/Y.06: Studies in German Idealism.
- GERM 5600X/Y.06: Heidegger and German Idealism.
- GERM 5610X/Y.06: Literature of the 19th Century.
- GERM 5620X/Y.06: Modern German Literature.
- GERM 5630X/Y.06: Aesthetic Theory.
- GERM 5640X/Y.06: Ancient and Modern Dialectics.
- GERM 5660X/Y.06: History and Theory of the German Novel.
- GERM 5670X/Y.06: Hegel's Philosophy of Nature.
- GERM 5700.03: Special Topics I.
- GERM 5701.03: Special Topics II.
- GERM 5800X/Y.06: Research Seminar.
- GERM 9000.00: Thesis.