Elementary German. Acquisition of basic oral communication, survey of German grammar, practice in reading and writing. Meets four days a week with instructor. Fifth hour with native speaker.
German 10 offers an intensive introduction to spoken German, to listening comprehension, and to German literature, culture, and society. For an additional half credit students may participate in an intensive grammar lab. Depending on the individual level of enrollment and participation the course prepares students for a variety of follow-up courses (German 11, German 2, German 33) as well as for internship and study programs in Germany that are conducted primarily in English. Letter grade only.Previously offered as GERM022 PO.
German Conversation, Intermediate. Contemporary German Language and Culture. Open to all students except native speakers. Credit for satisfactory participation in Oldenborg Center activities and two conversation classes weekly. Prerequisite: one year of college-level language study or equivalent. Cumulative, one-quarter course credit; graded P/NC. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Limited to one enrollment per semester and a cumulative total of one course credit.
German Conversation, Advanced. Open to all students except native speakers. Credit for satisfactory participation in Oldenborg Center activities and two conversation classes weekly. Prerequisite: two years of college-level language study or equivalent. Cumulative, one-quarter course credit; graded P/NC. Does not satisfy the foreign-language requirement. Limited to one enrollment per semester and a cumulative total of one course credit.
Emphasis on correct idiomatic writing. Essays every other week, oral work, and grammar review. Meets three days a week. Small conversation groups with native speaker once a week. Prerequisite: German 33 or equivalent.
This course introduces major literary movements in the German language from the 18th to the 21st century. Through close readings of short prose, poetry, and drama, we will consider how German literature has engaged with social and cultural upheavals including the Enlightenment, industrialization, war, revolution, and consumerism. Readings and discussions in German.
Drama as Experiment. German dramatists from the Enlightenment to the 20th-century struggled to create possibilities for human dignity in a hostile universe. Beginning with Naturalism, they also delved into new topics: class struggle, sexuality and the problematic nature of human communication. In the process, traditional forms were undermined and the very notions of character, plot and dramatic performance were questioned.
German Language Component. Integrates a German language component into German program courses taught in English. May also be taken without being enrolled in the main course. Prerequisite: 44 or permission of the German instructor. Half-course credit. May be repeated for credit.
Senior Thesis. Prerequisite: permission of the student?s advisor and the coordinator. Course or half-course.
Modern Europe Since 1789. Introduction to the major economic, political, and social developments in European society since the French Revolution, including the Industrial Revolution, Nationalism, Marxism, the Russian Revolution, political and economic imperialism, World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, the Holocaust, and the development of the European Union. (Core course, Europe Since the Renaissance).
Comparative Politics of Europe. Analysis of Europe?s transformation since the fall of the Soviet Union: regime change and the move to markets in the former Soviet Bloc, pooled sovereignty in the European Union, challenges to governance at the national level, new developments in immigration, welfare states and environmental policy. Prerequisite: 5 or equivalent.