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GRMN0101A-F17

CRN: 90122

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-F17

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.

GRMN0201A-F17

CRN: 90140

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-F17

CRN: 90150

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-F17

Cross-Listed As:
GRMN0350B-F17

CRN: 91256

Advanced Writing Workshop
Advanced Writing Workshop
The goal of this course is to train students to present their thoughts, ideas, and arguments in correct, coherent, and effective writing. Students will practice writing several text forms that are required in higher education and, during study abroad. Students will also learn about format requirements for writing a longer term paper in German. Some class time will be used for creative, structured, or contemplative writing practice. Students will expand their active vocabulary and aim for a consistently high level of grammatical accuracy. Grammar topics will be covered within the context of writing, through targeted teaching of linguistic structures and peer-editing/peer-teaching sessions. (Formerly GRMN 0304) 3 hrs. sem.

GRMN0350B-F17

Cross-Listed As:
GRMN0350A-F17

CRN: 91257

Advanced Writing Workshop
Advanced Writing Workshop
The goal of this course is to train students to present their thoughts, ideas, and arguments in correct, coherent, and effective writing. Students will practice writing several text forms that are required in higher education and, during study abroad. Students will also learn about format requirements for writing a longer term paper in German. Some class time will be used for creative, structured, or contemplative writing practice. Students will expand their active vocabulary and aim for a consistently high level of grammatical accuracy. Grammar topics will be covered within the context of writing, through targeted teaching of linguistic structures and peer-editing/peer-teaching sessions. (Formerly GRMN 0304) 3 hrs. sem.

GRMN0365A-F17

CRN: 92570

German Road Movies
German Road Movies
Road movies represent a fundamentally American genre influenced and defined by the geographic and societal conditions of the United States. In this course we will explore what changes these films undergo when put into a different cultural context. After discussing the history and properties of the genre, we will analyze and discuss examples of German, Austrian, and Swiss road movies from the 1970s to the present. This examination will allow a perspective on how genre conditions change and expand over time and space, as well as an intercultural comparison between the US and German-speaking countries. 3 hrs. Sem

GRMN0485A-F17

CRN: 92235

Weimar Germany & Its Legacies
Weimar Germany and Its Legacies
In this course we will examine the brief and intense period of artistic creativity and political upheaval in Germany's first democracy, the Weimar Republic. Beginning with Germany's humiliating defeat in World War I we will discuss the implications of the Versailles Treaty, the Dolchstoß (stab-in-the-back) theory, the stillborn revolution of 1918-1919, and the growing political polarization and apathy leading to Hitler's rise to power. Contrasting the political decline with the increased in cultural productivity, we will trace the artists' outcry for spiritual rebirth, examining the development of Expressionism, Dadaism, and New Objectivity in literature, visual arts, theater, and film. Readings will include texts by Döblin, Th. Mann, V. Baum, Kracauer, Kästner, Brecht, and Hans Fallada. Special project: preparation of an art exhibit in MCA opening in fall 2014. (Formerly GRMN 0403) 3 hrs. sem.

GRMN0500A-F17

CRN: 90308

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500B-F17

CRN: 90312

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500D-F17

CRN: 90318

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500E-F17

CRN: 90321

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500F-F17

CRN: 90322

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500G-F17

CRN: 90938

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0700A-F17

CRN: 90997

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700B-F17

CRN: 90998

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700D-F17

CRN: 91000

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700E-F17

CRN: 91001

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700F-F17

CRN: 91002

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700G-F17

CRN: 91003

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

Department of German

Freeman International Center
203 Freeman Way
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753