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GRMN0103A-S13

CRN: 21393

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-S13

CRN: 20524

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-S13

CRN: 20808

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

GRMN0150A-S13

CRN: 22342

German Cultural History

Tall Blondes in Lederhosen? A German Cultural History (in English)
In this course students will be introduced to Germany and its cultural history broadly conceived. Faculty will lecture on areas of special expertise, covering the period from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. We will embed important concepts, developments, events, and cultural artifacts in their broader (European) context. This course will lay a foundation for students wishing to study European
history, German, European Studies, Art History, Music, Philosophy, or Literature.

GRMN0202A-S13

CRN: 20528

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-S13

CRN: 20536

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.

GRMN0315A-S13

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CMLT0315A-S13

CRN: 22343

Hotel and Modern Experience

"A Home Away From home": The Hotel and the Modern Experience (in English)*
In this course we will examine the hotel as a quintessentially modern social and cultural space. Sex and love, death and crime, money and leisure, and architecture and commerce find a special "home away from home" in the hotel, a quality that has inspired the cultural imagination for generations. Theories by G. Simmel, S. Kracauer, and Th. Veblen will help explain the complex dynamics between time, space, and money underlying the hotel's special aura. By “reading" real and fictional hotels in the arts and media (E. Hopper, Th. Mann, A. Hailey, St. Zweig), we will show the hotel's complex significance as a symbol of modern life. 3 hrs sem.

GRMN0380A-S13

CRN: 22246

Rethinking Literature

Rethinking Literature
This course focuses on the "literary" as a force within cultural discourse. A thorough understanding of literary periods and genres serves as the background for a critical investigation of modern theoretical approaches to literary texts. Discussing major works of German literature, students explore the notion of "literariness" in its various cultural contexts. (Formerly GRMN 0330) 3 hrs. lect/disc.

GRMN0435A-S13

CRN: 22247

German Pop Literature

Popliteratur/ and the Literary Archives of Pop Culture*
In 1968, a new genre of literature emerged in Germany: Popliteratur. Grounded in Dadaism, the Beat Generation, and Pop Art, its young authors attacked the literary establishment and its highbrow dogma with works bridging the gap between high and low culture. In this course, we will investigate the crossover characteristics of Popliteratur, reading it as the literary equivalent of pop music, with an eye to American influence on pop culture in postwar Germany. Through theoretical lenses ranging from Adorno's classic Kulturindustrie to Fiedler's Playboy article, "Cross the Border, Close the Gap"! we will examine primary works by Brinkmann, von Stuckrad-Barre, and Meinecke alongside other products of pop culture, particularly of the last decade. (Formerly GRMN 0306) 3 hrs. sem.

GRMN0500A-S13

CRN: 20278

Independent Study

Independent Study
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GRMN0500B-S13

CRN: 20980

Independent Study

Independent Study
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GRMN0500D-S13

CRN: 20283

Independent Study

Independent Study
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GRMN0500E-S13

CRN: 20285

Independent Study

Independent Study
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GRMN0500F-S13

CRN: 20286

Independent Study

Independent Study
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GRMN0500G-S13

CRN: 21331

Independent Study

Independent Study
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GRMN0500H-S13

CRN: 21333

Independent Study

Independent Study
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GRMN0700A-S13

CRN: 21260

Senior Research

Honors Project
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GRMN0700B-S13

CRN: 21261

Senior Research

Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700D-S13

CRN: 21263

Senior Research

Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700E-S13

CRN: 21264

Senior Research

Honors Project
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GRMN0700F-S13

CRN: 21265

Senior Research

Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700G-S13

CRN: 21332

Senior Research

Honors Project
(Approval only)

GRMN0700H-S13

CRN: 21334

Senior Research

Honors Project
(Approval only)