Fall 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
GRMN 101-01 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Edward Muston
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   KADE SEM
GRMN 101-02 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.
1030:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
GRMN 101-03 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.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 307
GRMN 102-01 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Andrey Kukhtenkov, 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.
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   TOME 227
GRMN 201-02 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.
1030:MTWR   TOME 227
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.
0930:MTWR   KADE SEM
GRMN 250-01 German Literature and Culture of the First World War
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
Course Description:
2014 marks the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War One. Although eclipsed today by the horrors of World War II, the Great War or the War to End All Wars, as it was known, was also a cataclysmic event for European culture. In this course, we will examine how German-speaking writers, artists, and musicians dealt with the reality and the representation of war and its aftermath. We will read novelists, such as Erich Maria Remarque and Ernst Jnger, and poets, such as August Stramm and Gerrit Engelke. We will also analyze artwork of the period by artists, such as Kthe Kollwitz and George Grosz, as well as music. Course is in English. "Taught in German".
1500:MR   BOSLER 213
GRMN 350-01 Contemporary German Literature
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
Course Description:
The German-language literary landscape is global in reach and includes major prizes, book conventions, and the world's second largest publication market. In this course, we will study the German-language literary imagination since the late 1980s. We will explore topics such as German unification, pop culture, exilic and multicultural identities, remembrance, post-feminist writing, and contemporary myths. Readings and other materials will be chosen by the instructor and the students. We wlll read the work of the 2015 Kade Writer-in-Residence and additional works might include those of Christian Kacht, Zafer Senocak, W.G. Sebald, Judith Hermann, Herta Mller, Elfriede Jelinek, Clemens Meyer, Wolfgang Herrendorf, Julie Zeh, or Felicitas Hoppe. Course is in German.
1330:MR   KADE SEM