Fall 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
GRMN 101-01 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Anna Hudson
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the German language as spoken in daily life. It focuses on the acquisition of language skills, such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening and does so while also learning about aspects of every-day cultures in German-speaking countries. Classes are small and emphasize communication. After successfully completing German 101 and 102, students are expected to navigate everyday situations successfully such as shopping, making friends, reading German newspapers etc. and understand basic grammatical and syntactical structures. Classes meet five times a week.
0830:MTWRF   WESTC 1
GRMN 101-02 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Andrey Kukhtenkov
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the German language as spoken in daily life. It focuses on the acquisition of language skills, such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening and does so while also learning about aspects of every-day cultures in German-speaking countries. Classes are small and emphasize communication. After successfully completing German 101 and 102, students are expected to navigate everyday situations successfully such as shopping, making friends, reading German newspapers etc. and understand basic grammatical and syntactical structures. Classes meet five times a week.
1030:MTWRF   KADE SEM
GRMN 102-01 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Andrey Kukhtenkov
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the German language as spoken in daily life. It focuses on the acquisition of language skills, such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening and does so while also learning about aspects of every-day cultures in German-speaking countries. Classes are small and emphasize communication. After successfully completing German 101 and 102, students are expected to navigate everyday situations successfully such as shopping, making friends, reading German newspapers etc. and understand basic grammatical and syntactical structures. Classes meet five times a week. Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
0930:MTWRF   KADE SEM
GRMN 201-01 Intermediate German I: Contemporary German Cultures
Instructor: Antje Pfannkuchen
Course Description:
Using literary texts and media from contemporary German-speaking cultures, students focus on recognizing and practicing various registers of written and oral German while reviewing grammatical structures and expanding stylistic forms. For instance, the course will expose students to the differences between the language of a popular daily newspaper, a TV interview, a blog entry, or an essay by a German author. Students will have to use these forms appropriately in class in and their homework. Classes meet four days a week. Prerequisite: 102 or 103, or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWR   DENNY 21
GRMN 201-02 Intermediate German I: Contemporary German Cultures
Instructor: Antje Pfannkuchen
Course Description:
Using literary texts and media from contemporary German-speaking cultures, students focus on recognizing and practicing various registers of written and oral German while reviewing grammatical structures and expanding stylistic forms. For instance, the course will expose students to the differences between the language of a popular daily newspaper, a TV interview, a blog entry, or an essay by a German author. Students will have to use these forms appropriately in class in and their homework. Classes meet four days a week. Prerequisite: 102 or 103, or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MTWR   DENNY 21
GRMN 202-01 Intermediate German II: Mediated German Cultures
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
Course Description:
This course will familiarize students with discourses conducted at different language levels in various German media such as newspapers, TV, and music in addition to new social media. Students will analyze these discourses, and by doing so will acquire a better understanding of contemporary German issues, anxieties, and desires ranging from the impact of the New Right on German hip hop to the heated discussions of new architectural designs, such as the Holocaust monument in Berlin. Prerequisite: 201, or permission of the instructor.
0930:MTWR   BOSLER 214
GRMN 251-01 Introduction to German Literature
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
Course Description:
This course will provide students with an overview of works of German literature from the 18th century to the present. We will discuss literary movements as well as individual works. We will read prose, poetry and plays. Authors may include Goethe, Heine, Droste-Hlshoff, Mann, Kafka, Herta Mller and more. All readings in German.
1500:MR   BOSLER 318
GRMN 300-01 Romanticism
Instructor: Antje Pfannkuchen
Course Description:
The period of German Romanticism, starting around 1800, has been deeply influential for the formation of modern German identity. This seminar explores the innovative, radical and enduring works of Romantic literature, art, and music. It also introduces students to scientific innovations and political philosophies of the time.
1330:WR   KADE SEM
GRMN 350-01 German Music and Politics
Instructor: Amy Wlodarski
Course Description:
Cross-listed with JDST 316-01 and MUAC 354-01. This seminar explores the various connections between classical music and German politics, from the early 19th century to the Cold War. Students will explore the various ways in which culture becomes expressive of social and political agendas, including musical composition, performance, institutions, and writings.
1500:TF   WEISS 212