Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
GRMN 101-01 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
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 101-02 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
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: 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. Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
0830:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
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 110
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 110
GRMN 202-01 Intermediate German II: Mediated German Cultures
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
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 WID graduation requirement.
0930:MTWR   WESTC 1
GRMN 215-01 German Environments
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
Course Description:
Taught in German. Known for their contemporary environmentalism, German-speaking cultures have a long cultural history that speaks to complex understandings and relationships with nature. At times ideological, political, religious, spiritual, and critical, it is a turbulent history. This course will focus on the environment in German-speaking cultures while posing questions about how cultures relationship to the environment is informed by and informs contemporary German-speaking cultures. Topics might include understanding the significant role of nature in Romanticism that continues to influence concepts today, the industrialization of Central Europe, 20th and 21st century environmentalism, or the ways in which media (i.e. literature, film, music) underscore or contradict certain assumptions about nature. This course may be taught in German or in English.Prerequisite: GRMN 202 if offered in German, or permission of the instructor. No prerequisite, if offered in English. This course fulfills the Humanities (Division I B) distribution requirement.
1130:MW   KADE SEM
GRMN 370-01 Third Reich Cinema
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 310-02.Taught in German.
1500:MR   BOSLER 208
GRMN 500-01 Märchen: Genre and Context
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
Course Description:
 
GRMN 500-02 Judaism in Germany
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
Course Description: