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GRMN0103A-S15

CRN: 21175

Beginning German Continued
Beginning German Continued
This course is a continuation of GRMN 0101 and 0102. Increased emphasis on communicative competence through short oral presentations and the use of authentic German language materials (videos, songs, slides). Introduction to short prose writings and other documents relating to contemporary German culture. Five class meetings per week. (GRMN 0101 plus winter term GRMN 0102, or equivalent) 5 hrs. lect.

GRMN0103B-S15

CRN: 20453

Beginning German Continued
Beginning German Continued
This course is a continuation of GRMN 0101 and 0102. Increased emphasis on communicative competence through short oral presentations and the use of authentic German language materials (videos, songs, slides). Introduction to short prose writings and other documents relating to contemporary German culture. Five class meetings per week. (GRMN 0101 plus winter term GRMN 0102, or equivalent) 5 hrs. lect.

GRMN0111A-S15

CRN: 20701

Accelerated Beginning German
Accelerated Beginning German
This class is aimed at students who wish to begin the study of German on the fast lane. In one semester, we will cover a year's material, the equivalent of GRMN 0101, 0102, and 0103. We will develop all four skills in an intensive, immersion-style environment, allowing students to continue German in the regular second-year classes in the fall. Classes meet five times per week, including two 75-minute meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and an additional drill session. Students are expected to fully participate in all departmental activities. No prerequisites. 6 hr lect./disc./1 hr. drill

GRMN0202A-S15

CRN: 20457

Intermediate German Continued
Intermediate German Continued
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 0201) 4 hrs. lect.

GRMN0202B-S15

CRN: 20465

Intermediate German Continued
Intermediate German Continued
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 0201) 4 hrs. lect.

GRMN0344A-S15

Cross-Listed As:
HARC0344A-S15

CRN: 22391

Body in German & Austrian Art
Please register via HARC 0344A
Naked Truth: Approaches to the Body in Early 20th Century German-Austrian Art (in English)
In this team-taught course we will examine conceptions of the human body and the manner of its visualization in Germany and Austria in the period leading up to and following the First World War. Part of our inquiry will involve the planning of an exhibition of original artworks from the holdings of the Sabarsky Foundation (New York City), provisionally entitled Naked Truth, at the Middlebury College Museum in the fall semester of 2015. With the help of primary source readings from the period, and secondary readings in philosophy, critical and literary theory, and art history, we will consider how German and Austrian artists turned to the nude body as the site through which questions of personal and political freedom, desire, beauty, nature, culture, and their antonyms could be negotiated and represented. Taking these ideas as one critical point of departure, the class will work with select drawings, paintings, and etchings by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Dix, and Käthe Kollwitz, among others. 3 hrs. sem.

GRMN0445A-S15

CRN: 22371

Contemp Germany&Sustainability
Contemporary Germany & Sustainability (In German)
Already known as the country of poets and thinkers, Germany is becoming a land of ideas for sustainability and environmental innovation. In this course we will take a closer look at the origins of the German environmental movement and explore the three major components of sustainability–economy, society, and environment–in contemporary Germany. We will draw on political, literary, and scientific texts, films, works of art, and online resources while making frequent comparisons with global developments. Texts include Quaschning's Trash Sorters, Muesli Eaters, and Climate Protectors: We Germans and our Environment, and Wagenhofer’s We Feed the World. 3 hrs lect./disc.

GRMN0475A-S15

CRN: 22372

Sounds and the City
Sounds and the City: German Urban Cultural History of the 20th and 21st Century
In this course, we will seek to understand the cultural history of 20th and 21st century Germany by examining its soundscapes. Analyzing recordings of selected events, we will discuss how history can be portrayed as an acoustic experience. Sound profiles of city spaces before, during, and after World War II and the Cold War will illustrate sound's impact on German society and its ability to create utopian/dystopian spaces. This line of inquiry invites us to rethink noise, silence, language, identity, power, and-considering the history of recording technologies-the nature of knowledge itself. We will consider works by literary scholars, historians, anthropologists, and musicologists. (Formerly GRMN 0410) 3 hrs. sem.

GRMN0500A-S15

CRN: 20228

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500D-S15

CRN: 20233

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500E-S15

CRN: 20235

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500F-S15

CRN: 20236

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500G-S15

CRN: 21128

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0500H-S15

CRN: 21130

Independent Study
Independent Study
(Approval only)

GRMN0700A-S15

CRN: 21068

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700D-S15

CRN: 21071

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700E-S15

CRN: 21072

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700F-S15

CRN: 21073

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700G-S15

CRN: 21129

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700H-S15

CRN: 21131

Senior Research
Honors Project
(Approval only)

Department of German

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