Fall 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
GRMN 101-01 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Michael Poe, Kamaal Haque
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.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 214
GRMN 101-02 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Antje Pfannkuchen
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 310
GRMN 102-01 German in Everyday Life
Instructor: Sarah McGaughey
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
KADE SEM
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
KADE SEM
GRMN 201-02 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.
01:30 PM-02:20 PM, MTWR
KADE SEM
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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MTWR
BOSLER 308
GRMN 251-01 German Stories
Instructor: Antje Pfannkuchen
Course Description:
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.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
KADE SEM
GRMN 350-01 Austrian Literature and Film
Instructor: Kamaal Haque
Course Description:
Austria is often thought of, when at all, as the land of the Alps and Arnold Schwarzenegger. But of course it is so much more. In this course we will explore Austria's rich traditions of literature, film and culture. Topics will include the multi-ethnic Hapsburg Empire, the role of Germany in Austrian identity, the Third Reich, and the mountains versus cities as sites of identity. Course and readings are in German.
12:30 PM-01:20 PM, MWF
BOSLER 306