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GRMN0101A-F16

CRN: 90127

Beginning German
Beginning German
Geared toward quick and early proficiency in comprehension and free expression. Grammatical structures are practiced through group activities and situational exercises (e.g., role-playing games and partner interviews). Active class participation by students is required and will be counted toward the final grade. Since this is an integrated approach, there will be laboratory assignments but no special drill sections. Classes meet five times a week. Students take GRMN 0102 as their winter term course. 5 hrs. sem.

GRMN0101B-F16

CRN: 90132

Beginning German
Beginning German
Geared toward quick and early proficiency in comprehension and free expression. Grammatical structures are practiced through group activities and situational exercises (e.g., role-playing games and partner interviews). Active class participation by students is required and will be counted toward the final grade. Since this is an integrated approach, there will be laboratory assignments but no special drill sections. Classes meet five times a week. Students take GRMN 0102 as their winter term course. 5 hrs. sem.

GRMN0201A-F16

CRN: 90147

Intermediate German
Intermediate German
GRMN 0201/0202 is a culture-based intermediate language sequence that focuses students' attention on intercultural aspects of language acquisition, vocabulary expansion, reading and writing strategies, and a review of grammar. It moves from a focus on issues of individual identity and personal experiences to a discussion of Germany today (GRMN 0201), explores national identity in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and supplies an overview of cultural history, literary achievements, and philosophical traditions in the German-speaking world (GRMN 0103 or equivalent) 4 hrs. sem.

GRMN0201B-F16

CRN: 90157

Intermediate German
Intermediate German
GRMN 0201/0202 is a culture-based intermediate language sequence that focuses students' attention on intercultural aspects of language acquisition, vocabulary expansion, reading and writing strategies, and a review of grammar. It moves from a focus on issues of individual identity and personal experiences to a discussion of Germany today (GRMN 0201), explores national identity in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and supplies an overview of cultural history, literary achievements, and philosophical traditions in the German-speaking world (GRMN 0103 or equivalent) 4 hrs. sem.

GRMN0350A-F16

Cross-Listed As:
GRMN0350B-F16

CRN: 91302

Advanced Writing Workshop
Advanced Writing Workshop
With its emphasis on grammatical structures, this course is designed to develop students' writing skills, bridging the 0200-level courses and the advanced 0300 and 0400 levels. From initial sentences and short paragraphs to a final term paper the course tries to assist individual students with their specific problems with German compositions. In addition to frequent written assignments, students also read excerpts from several German papers and magazines in order to familiarize themselves with a variety of narrative styles. (Formerly GRMN 0304) 3 hrs. sem.

GRMN0350B-F16

Cross-Listed As:
GRMN0350A-F16

CRN: 91303

Advanced Writing Workshop
Advanced Writing Workshop
With its emphasis on grammatical structures, this course is designed to develop students' writing skills, bridging the 0200-level courses and the advanced 0300 and 0400 levels. From initial sentences and short paragraphs to a final term paper the course tries to assist individual students with their specific problems with German compositions. In addition to frequent written assignments, students also read excerpts from several German papers and magazines in order to familiarize themselves with a variety of narrative styles. (Formerly GRMN 0304) 3 hrs. sem.

GRMN0360A-F16

Cross-Listed As:
GRMN0360B-F16

CRN: 92517

German & Its Cultural Contexts
German in Its Cultural Contexts
The course invites students to explore social and cultural developments in Germany from 1871 to the present day from a historical perspective. We begin by examining Germany’s birth as a nation state and end by looking at recent events in today’s reunified Federal Republic. The course aims to lay the foundation for a critical understanding of German culture in its contemporary global context. Writing the biographies of fictional Germans throughout the semester, students will follow the radical changes in German society during the (long) twentieth century and gain an understanding how ‘ordinary’ people in Germany might have lived. A montage of written and visual materials will expose students to elite, mainstream, and marginal cultures alike. Taught in German. (Formerly GRMN 0310) 3 hrs. lect.

GRMN0360B-F16

Cross-Listed As:
GRMN0360A-F16

CRN: 92518

German & Its Cultural Contexts
German in Its Cultural Contexts
The course invites students to explore social and cultural developments in Germany from 1871 to the present day from a historical perspective. We begin by examining Germany’s birth as a nation state and end by looking at recent events in today’s reunified Federal Republic. The course aims to lay the foundation for a critical understanding of German culture in its contemporary global context. Writing the biographies of fictional Germans throughout the semester, students will follow the radical changes in German society during the (long) twentieth century and gain an understanding how ‘ordinary’ people in Germany might have lived. A montage of written and visual materials will expose students to elite, mainstream, and marginal cultures alike. Taught in German. (Formerly GRMN 0310) 3 hrs. lect.

GRMN0425A-F16

CRN: 92411

Fin-de-Siecle Vienna
Fin-de-siècle Vienna
Major innovations in art, architecture, music, and literature occurred in Vienna at the turn of the century. Politically the Habsburg monarchy was, unknowingly, nearing its end. Despite contributions by Gustav Klimt, Otto Wagner, Arnold Schönberg, and Arthur Schnitzler, scholarship often viewed fin-de-siècle Vienna as a period of decline and decay in which art and literature were characteristically apolitical. In this course an introduction to the historical, political, and cultural events of the Habsburg monarchy serves as background information through which to examine Austria-Hungary’s literature, music, and arts around 1900. Readings will include texts by A. Schnitzler, R. Musil, H. v. Hofmannsthal, and P. Altenberg. (Formerly GRMN 0460). 3 hrs. sem.

GRMN0500A-F16

CRN: 90319

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500B-F16

CRN: 90323

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500D-F16

CRN: 90329

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500E-F16

CRN: 90332

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500F-F16

CRN: 90333

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500G-F16

CRN: 90962

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0700A-F16

CRN: 91027

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700B-F16

CRN: 91028

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700D-F16

CRN: 91030

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700E-F16

CRN: 91031

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700F-F16

CRN: 91032

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700G-F16

CRN: 91033

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

Department of German

Freeman International Center
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Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753