Spring 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
GRMN 101-01 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Ann Hudson
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the German language and culture of 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 have reached a basic level of intercultural and cross-cultural competence, that is, to be able to communicate with members of German-speaking cultures with an awareness of differences in language and culture.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 214
GRMN 102-01 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Ann Hudson
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the German language and culture of 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 have reached a basic level of intercultural and cross-cultural competence, that is, to be able to communicate with members of German-speaking cultures with an awareness of differences in language and culture. Classes meet five times a week. Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 214
GRMN 102-02 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Ann Hudson
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the German language and culture of 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 have reached a basic level of intercultural and cross-cultural competence, that is, to be able to communicate with members of German-speaking cultures with an awareness of differences in language and culture. Classes meet five times a week. Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 214
GRMN 201-01 Intermediate German I: Contemporary German Cultures
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
Course Description:
What did the Brothers Grimm do besides collecting fairy tales? How do narratives inform national identity? Why do Germans return their empty bottles to the store? Students approach such questions, which touch on language, culture, economics, geography, history, and more, through a variety of media in this course. At the same time, students review grammatical structures, expand their knowledge of stylistic forms, and practice various registers of written and spoken German. German 201 aims to develop students skills to understand and reflect upon German-language culture at a basic intermediate level. Classes meet four days a week. Prerequisite: 102 or 103, or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWR
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GRMN 202-01 Intermediate German II: Mediated German Cultures
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
Course Description:
What was occupied Vienna like in post-WWII Central Europe? How does a film convey fear? Is German academic writing different from how I write papers at Dickinson? Posing these or similar questions, this course builds students basic intermediate level of cultural and linguistic skill and explores the challenges of understanding and communicating with various media in colloquial, academic, and professional contexts. As it does so, students will acquire a better understanding of contemporary and historical issues, anxieties, and desires in the German-speaking world. There will be a special focus on writing in different modes, as this is a writing in the discipline (WiD) course. Prerequisite: 201, or permission of the instructor.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWR
BOSLER 308
GRMN 251-01 German Literature and Culture of the First World War
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
Course Description:
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. Taught in German.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
DENNY 317
GRMN 400-01 Seminar and Workshop in Translation
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
Course Description:
In the course, students will practice translating and produce a translation portfolio. The class meets twice a week, typically once for a translation workshop and again for a discussion of a theoretical text or a lecture and discussion with an invited speaker. During the first half of the semester, the workshop focuses on translation techniques and issues as well as practice in different genres. Students are given the knowledge to be aware of strategies they employ and the choices they make in translation. During the second half of the semester, students work on developing their own translation portfolio, using materials from the first half of the semester, and adding independent work. Portfolios will be peer reviewed at various stages of development and work of class will include reporting on progress and discussing problems encountered during translation. This course is a part of the Max Kade writer in residence program with poet and translator Jan Wagner.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
KADE SEM