Spring 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
GRMN 101-01 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.
0930:MTWRF   KADE SEM
GRMN 102-01 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
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.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 313
GRMN 102-02 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
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   BOSLER 313
GRMN 102-03 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.
1030:MTWRF   KADE SEM
GRMN 201-01 Intermediate German I: Contemporary German Cultures
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
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.
0930:MTWR   BOSLER 318
GRMN 202-01 Intermediate German II: Mediated German Cultures
Instructor: Edward Muston
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. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.
1030:MTWR   TOME 227
GRMN 210-01 Exploring German Cultures
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
Course Description:
In this course, students learn about key periods and topics of German-speaking cultures in their historical contexts. The course exposes students to various cultural forms such as music, literature, art, and patterns of daily life. It provides students with a basic level of understanding of German cultures and allows them to reflect on German cultures in English. Classes meet three days a week. Offered in English. This course counts toward the German minor. The course will count for the German major, if taken as FLIC. Prerequisite, if taken as FLIC: 202, or the equivalent.
1330:MR   BOSLER 310
GRMN 213-01 Modern German Film
Instructor: Edward Muston
Course Description:
This course will focus on German films in their cultural and historical context. Students will study selected films and develop a critical framework for viewing and analyzing them. When appropriate, Austraian and Swiss films will also be included. Topics may be early German Cinema, the New German Cinema, or post-unification films. Filmmakers may include Volker Schlondorff, Alexander Kluge, Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, or F.W. Murnau, and may cover films such as Run Lola Run, Goodbye, Lenin, Head On, and The Lives of Others. Prerequisite: 202, if offered in German, or permission of the instructor.
1500:MR   BOSLER 305
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
GRMN 400-01 Mountains in the German Cultural Imagination
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
Course Description:
In this course, we will examine how mountains are transformed from places of terror in the pre-modern period to places of pleasure and leisure today. We will consider how the presence of mountains informs German, Austria and Swiss self-identity and will talk about the ecological, economic and touristic challenges facing mountains in general and the Alps in particular. Topics will also include: how the Nazis appropriate the mountains for their propaganda purposes, how and why a Himalayan mountain has come to be known as "Der Schicksalberg der Deutschen," and the discovery of the iceman "tzi" in the Alps. We will look not only at non-fiction texts, but the mountains in fiction, film, music and visual art, as well.
1130:MW   KADE SEM
GRMN 500-01 German for Reading Knowledge
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
Course Description:
 
GRMN 500-02 Mountains in the German Cultural Imagination
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
Course Description: