Spring 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
GRMN 101-01 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Todd Bryant
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   BOSLER 211
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 102-02 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Antje Pfannkuchen
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 310
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. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0830:TR   KADE SEM
1030:MW   KADE SEM
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.
1030:MTWR   BOSLER 211
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   KADE SEM
GRMN 211-01 Introduction to German Intellectual History
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
Course Description:
This course will analyze key documents and scholarly texts, which exemplify important aspects of German thought on various topics such as politics, culture, history, aesthetics, and philosophy. For instance, students may read and analyze Kant's essay on the Enlightenment, Lessing's Laocoon, Schiller's Aesthetic Education, Goethe's work on color theory, Alexander Kluge's Essay-Films, or political essays by Thomas Mann, Alice Schwarzer, and Gunter Grass. Prerequisite: 202, or permission of the instructor.
1500:MR   BOSLER 319
GRMN 400-01 Senior Seminar: German-Jewish Culture
Instructor: Antje Pfannkuchen
Course Description:
This seminar will introduce the multilayered history of German Jewish culture before, during, and after the Nazi years. The aim is to understand how Jews became Germans in the course of the 19th century, but also, to what extend the cultural tradition we know as German today, has been strongly influenced by Jewish intellectuals, writers and artists.
1130:MF   KADE SEM
GRMN 550-01 Grimm Märchen
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
Course Description: