Spring 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.
1030:MTWRF   WESTC DURBIN
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 310
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 310
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.
1030:MTWR   BOSLER 214
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.
1030:MTWR   KADE SEM
GRMN 210-01 Exploring German Cultures
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
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.
1500:MR   BOSLER 318
GRMN 250-01 German Stories
Instructor: Antje Pfannkuchen
Course Description:
Taught in German. This course explores German stories in a multitude of ways. We will read classic German tales, novellas and short stories, and simultaneously explore different media of storytelling. Adaptations as well as original productions for radio, film, TV, and new digital media will be analyzed as a basis for trying our own hand at creating digital stories - from blog entries to audio and video podcasts - in German. Prerequisite: 202, or permission of the instructor.
1330:MR   BOSLER 310
GRMN 400-01 A Pact with the Devil: The Faust Legend
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
Course Description:
Would you sell your soul to the devil? One of the oldest tales of Central Europe, the legend of Faust begins its published life with a chapbook in the early modern period. After years of continued popularity as a traveling puppet show, Marlowe and, most famously, Goethe wrote plays on this infamous and dark figure. This course will trace the cultural history of the story of Faust. The course will also work closely with Thea Dorn, the 2017 Kade Writer-in-Residence in order to better understand her 2016 novel on immortality and genetic study Die Unglckseligen.
1330:W   KADE SEM
GRMN 550-01 How German was Weimar Germany?
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
Course Description: