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GRMN3101A-L15

CRN: 60112

Elementary German
Daily activities include four hours of classroom instruction, plus additional work in the language laboratory and computer center. Emphasis will be placed on the grammatical structures of German as well as on conversation and correct pronunciation. Reading comprehension skills are introduced through primary texts, including literature. Throughout the program, audio-visual presentations supplement regular classroom activities.

Required text:
Robert Di Donato, et al.: Deutsch, Na klar! An Introductory German Course (6th ed., McGraw-Hill) (book, workbook, and lab manual)

Note: All students who have prior knowledge of German and want to be placed beyond the Elementary German level (101-102-103) are required to take an analytical placement examination involving all four skills. On the basis of the test results, students will be advised concerning their course selections.

GRMN3102A-L15

CRN: 60113

Elementary German
Daily activities include four hours of classroom instruction, plus additional work in the language laboratory and computer center. Emphasis will be placed on the grammatical structures of German as well as on conversation and correct pronunciation. Reading comprehension skills are introduced through primary texts, including literature. Throughout the program, audio-visual presentations supplement regular classroom activities.

Required text:
Robert Di Donato, et al.: Deutsch, Na klar! An Introductory German Course (6th ed., McGraw-Hill) (book, workbook, and lab manual)

Note: All students who have prior knowledge of German and want to be placed beyond the Elementary German level (101-102-103) are required to take an analytical placement examination involving all four skills. On the basis of the test results, students will be advised concerning their course selections.

GRMN3103A-L15

CRN: 60114

Elementary German
Daily activities include four hours of classroom instruction, plus additional work in the language laboratory and computer center. Emphasis will be placed on the grammatical structures of German as well as on conversation and correct pronunciation. Reading comprehension skills are introduced through primary texts, including literature. Throughout the program, audio-visual presentations supplement regular classroom activities.

Required text:
Robert Di Donato, et al.: Deutsch, Na klar! An Introductory German Course (6th ed., McGraw-Hill) (book, workbook, and lab manual)

Note: All students who have prior knowledge of German and want to be placed beyond the Elementary German level (101-102-103) are required to take an analytical placement examination involving all four skills. On the basis of the test results, students will be advised concerning their course selections.

GRMN3104A-L15

CRN: 60177

Diction & Culture German Stage
Elementary Diction, Culture and Acting for the German Stage

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes one hour of formal instruction every day (diction, cultural history, acting for the German stage), weekly private coachings; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer.

GRMN3105A-L15

CRN: 60167

Elementary German for Singers
Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins. Students in the German for Singers Program who placed into level 1, Elementary German, will take courses with our regular beginning German students for three hours and will then have an additional hour of special language and culture training in the Singers program.

Daily activities include four hours of classroom instruction, plus additional work in the language laboratory and computer center. Emphasis will be placed on the grammatical structures of German as well as on conversation and correct pronunciation. Reading comprehension skills are introduced through primary texts, including literature. Throughout the program, audio-visual presentations supplement regular classroom activities.

Required text:
Robert Di Donato, et al.: Deutsch, Na klar! An Introductory German Course (6th ed., McGraw-Hill) (book, workbook, and lab manual)

GRMN3106A-L15

CRN: 60168

Elementary German for Singers
Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins. Students in the German for Singers Program who placed into level 1, Elementary German, will take courses with our regular beginning German students for three hours and will then have an additional hour of special language and culture training in the Singers program.

Daily activities include four hours of classroom instruction, plus additional work in the language laboratory and computer center. Emphasis will be placed on the grammatical structures of German as well as on conversation and correct pronunciation. Reading comprehension skills are introduced through primary texts, including literature. Throughout the program, audio-visual presentations supplement regular classroom activities.

Required text:
Robert Di Donato, et al.: Deutsch, Na klar! An Introductory German Course (6th ed., McGraw-Hill) (book, workbook, and lab manual)

GRMN3194A-L15

CRN: 60178

Diction & Culture German Stage
Early Intermediate Diction, Culture and Acting for the German Stage

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes one hours of formal instruction every day (diction, cultural history, acting for the German stage), weekly private coachings; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer.

GRMN3195A-L15

CRN: 60169

Early Inter German for Singers
Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins.

The successful completion of this course corresponds to the equivalent of second and third semester German. The active use of all major points of basic grammar and vocabulary is stressed in order to bring students to a common working level in the four skills. During the second half, a greater emphasis will be placed on the development of writing skills and reading strategies with appropriate cultural and literary texts. Audio-visual materials supplement the four hours of daily classroom instruction. Extra listening comprehension exercises and videos will be completed outside of the classroom and pronunciation work will be provided in a course meeting several times a week.

Required texts:
Uta Matecki: Dreimal Deutsch (Klett Verlag);
Jack Moeller and Helmut Liedloff: A Concise German Review Grammar (Houghton & Mifflin)

GRMN3196A-L15

CRN: 60170

Early Inter German for Singers
Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins.

The successful completion of this course corresponds to the equivalent of second and third semester German. The active use of all major points of basic grammar and vocabulary is stressed in order to bring students to a common working level in the four skills. During the second half, a greater emphasis will be placed on the development of writing skills and reading strategies with appropriate cultural and literary texts. Audio-visual materials supplement the four hours of daily classroom instruction. Extra listening comprehension exercises and videos will be completed outside of the classroom and pronunciation work will be provided in a course meeting several times a week.

Required texts:
Uta Matecki: Dreimal Deutsch (Klett Verlag);
Jack Moeller and Helmut Liedloff: A Concise German Review Grammar (Houghton & Mifflin)

GRMN3198A-L15

CRN: 60115

Early Intermediate German
The successful completion of this course corresponds to the equivalent of second and third semester German. The active use of all major points of basic grammar and vocabulary is stressed in order to bring students to a common working level in the four skills. During the second half, a greater emphasis will be placed on the development of writing skills and reading strategies with appropriate cultural and literary texts. Audio-visual materials supplement the four hours of daily classroom instruction. Extra listening comprehension exercises and videos will be completed outside of the classroom and pronunciation work will be provided in a course meeting several times a week.

Required texts:
Uta Matecki: Dreimal Deutsch (Klett Verlag);
Jack Moeller and Helmut Liedloff: A Concise German Review Grammar (Houghton & Mifflin)

GRMN3199A-L15

CRN: 60116

Early Intermediate German
The successful completion of this course corresponds to the equivalent of second and third semester German. The active use of all major points of basic grammar and vocabulary is stressed in order to bring students to a common working level in the four skills. During the second half, a greater emphasis will be placed on the development of writing skills and reading strategies with appropriate cultural and literary texts. Audio-visual materials supplement the four hours of daily classroom instruction. Extra listening comprehension exercises and videos will be completed outside of the classroom and pronunciation work will be provided in a course meeting several times a week.

Required texts:
Uta Matecki: Dreimal Deutsch (Klett Verlag);
Jack Moeller and Helmut Liedloff: A Concise German Review Grammar (Houghton & Mifflin)

GRMN3200A-L15

CRN: 60117

Early Intermediate German
The successful completion of this course corresponds to the equivalent of second and third semester German. The active use of all major points of basic grammar and vocabulary is stressed in order to bring students to a common working level in the four skills. During the second half, a greater emphasis will be placed on the development of writing skills and reading strategies with appropriate cultural and literary texts. Audio-visual materials supplement the four hours of daily classroom instruction. Extra listening comprehension exercises and videos will be completed outside of the classroom and pronunciation work will be provided in a course meeting several times a week.

Required texts:
Uta Matecki: Dreimal Deutsch (Klett Verlag);
Jack Moeller and Helmut Liedloff: A Concise German Review Grammar (Houghton & Mifflin)

GRMN3201A-L15

CRN: 60118

Intermediate German
This is an integrated program consisting of four hours of classroom instruction and some work in the language laboratory. To develop the four skills, students take three basic courses: grammar review including composition and conversation segments, contemporary German culture and life, plus literature.

Required texts:
Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (5th ed., Houghton & Mifflin) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Besuch der alten Dame (Diogenes Verlag);
Ulrike Gaidosch: Zur Orientierung: Basiswissen Deutschland (4th ed., Hueber Verlag)

GRMN3202A-L15

CRN: 60119

Intermediate German
This is an integrated program consisting of four hours of classroom instruction and some work in the language laboratory. To develop the four skills, students take three basic courses: grammar review including composition and conversation segments, contemporary German culture and life, plus literature.

Required texts:
Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (5th ed., Houghton & Mifflin) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Besuch der alten Dame (Diogenes Verlag);
Ulrike Gaidosch: Zur Orientierung: Basiswissen Deutschland (4th ed., Hueber Verlag)

GRMN3203A-L15

CRN: 60120

Intermediate German
This is an integrated program consisting of four hours of classroom instruction and some work in the language laboratory. To develop the four skills, students take three basic courses: grammar review including composition and conversation segments, contemporary German culture and life, plus literature.

Required texts:
Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (5th ed., Houghton & Mifflin) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Besuch der alten Dame (Diogenes Verlag);
Ulrike Gaidosch: Zur Orientierung: Basiswissen Deutschland (4th ed., Hueber Verlag)

GRMN3204A-L15

CRN: 60179

Diction & Culture German Stage
Intermediate Diction, Culture and Acting for the German Stage

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes one hours of formal instruction every day (diction, cultural history, acting for the German stage), weekly private coachings; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer.

GRMN3205A-L15

CRN: 60171

Inter German for Singers
Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins.

This is an integrated program consisting of four hours of classroom instruction and some work in the language laboratory. To develop the four skills, students take three basic courses: grammar review including composition and conversation segments, contemporary German culture and life, plus literature.

Required texts:
Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (5th ed., Houghton & Mifflin) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Besuch der alten Dame (Diogenes Verlag);
Ulrike Gaidosch: Zur Orientierung: Basiswissen Deutschland (4th ed., Hueber Verlag)

GRMN3206A-L15

CRN: 60172

Inter German for Singers
Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins.

This is an integrated program consisting of four hours of classroom instruction and some work in the language laboratory. To develop the four skills, students take three basic courses: grammar review including composition and conversation segments, contemporary German culture and life, plus literature.

Required texts:
Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (5th ed., Houghton & Mifflin) (book, workbook, and lab manual);
Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Der Besuch der alten Dame (Diogenes Verlag);
Ulrike Gaidosch: Zur Orientierung: Basiswissen Deutschland (4th ed., Hueber Verlag)

GRMN3301A-L15

CRN: 60121

Advanced Grammar & Comm
Adv Grammar and Communication
This course meets two hours per day to analyze and provide advanced grammatical structures, provide intensive written and oral language training, offer insights into German ways of perception, and teach strategies of communication and language learning. For this course, some additional language and computer laboratory work is required.

Required text:
Perlmann-Balme, Hering, Matusse: Übungsgrammatik für die Mittelstufe (Hueber Verlag)

GRMN3302A-L15

CRN: 60122

Modern German Literature
This course will use short German prose to enrich cultural context, increase vocabulary, reinforce grammatical and communicative structures, and introduce methods of literary interpretation.

Required texts:
Brussig: Leben bis Männer. (dtv);
Honigmann: Eine Liebe aus Nichts (dtv);
Timm: Die Entdeckung der Currywurst (dtv);
Kreitz: Die Entdeckung der Currywurst (Carlsen);
Rusch: Meine freie deutsche Jugend (Fischer).

GRMN3303A-L15

CRN: 60123

German Culture & Society
This course introduces aspects of German culture, society, and politics to facilitate a better understanding of contemporary Germany. The reading and writing assignments also aim at increasing vocabulary and reinforcing grammatical as well as communicative structures.

Required text:
Christine Betz, et al.: Die moderne Gesellschaft in Deutschland. Strukturen und Wandlungsprozesse (2010, Verlag für Deutsch).

GRMN3304A-L15

CRN: 60180

Diction & Culture German Stage
Advanced Diction, Culture and Acting for the German Stage I

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes one hours of formal instruction every day (diction, cultural history, acting for the German stage), weekly private coachings; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer.

GRMN3305A-L15

CRN: 60173

Adv German For Singers
Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins.

This course meets two hours per day to analyze and provide advanced grammatical structures, provide intensive written and oral language training, offer insights into German ways of perception, and teach strategies of communication and language learning. For this course, some additional language and computer laboratory work is required.

Required text:
Perlmann-Balme, Hering, Matusse: Übungsgrammatik für die Mittelstufe (Hueber Verlag)

GRMN3306A-L15

CRN: 60174

Adv German For Singers
Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins.

This course will use short German prose to enrich cultural context, increase vocabulary, reinforce grammatical and communicative structures, and introduce methods of literary interpretation.

Required texts:
Brussig: Leben bis Männer. (dtv);
Honigmann: Eine Liebe aus Nichts (dtv);
Timm: Die Entdeckung der Currywurst (dtv);
Kreitz: Die Entdeckung der Currywurst (Carlsen);
Rusch: Meine freie deutsche Jugend (Fischer)

GRMN3401A-L15

CRN: 60124

Stylistics
Stylistics, Expository Writing, and Communication

This course meets for two hours daily and forms the core of the 400 level program. It aims at strengthening the student's ability to write and speak German at an advanced level through development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills with an emphasis on advanced elements of communication and style. Attention will be paid to fine points of grammar, use of idioms, appropriate register. Classroom activities are enhanced by audio and video material as well as visitations by, and subsequent discussions with, German School guests and visitors. Lectures, films, and other cultural events of the German School will be incorporated into the course.

Required text:
Hall und Scheiner (ed.): Übungsgrammatik für die Oberstufe (Hueber Verlag)

GRMN3404A-L15

CRN: 60181

Diction & Culture German Stage
Advanced Diction, Culture and Acting for the German Stage II

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes one hours of formal instruction every day (diction, cultural history, acting for the German stage), weekly private coachings; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program. Repertoire will include German Lieder, oratorio, and operatic arias for the recital. Students are expected to arrive with a minimum of three songs or arias memorized; additional assignments and work focused on the opera production will be announced during the summer.

GRMN3405A-L15

CRN: 60175

Adv German for Singers II
Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins.

This course meets for two hours daily and forms the core of the 400 level program. It aims at strengthening the student's ability to write and speak German at an advanced level through development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills with an emphasis on advanced elements of communication and style. Attention will be paid to fine points of grammar, use of idioms, appropriate register. Classroom activities are enhanced by audio and video material as well as visitations by, and subsequent discussions with, German School guests and visitors. Lectures, films, and other cultural events of the German School will be incorporated into the course.

Required text:
Hall und Scheiner (ed.): Übungsgrammatik für die Oberstufe (Hueber Verlag)

GRMN3406A-L15

CRN: 60176

Adv German for Singers II
Students are integrated in the regular language classes according to what level they placed into after taking the placement exam, and after an oral interview on campus before the summer session begins.

The goal of this course is to explore and gain insights into the fascinating culture of Jews in German-speaking lands from the 18th century to the present. Through novels, short stories, essays, memoirs, poems, and films we will address central questions of German- and Austrian-Jewish life and culture and the complex relationships between Jews and German/Austrian society at large. Course work includes classroom discussions, writing assignments in several genres, and students’ presentations on course texts and topics.

Required Texts:
Glücken von Hameln: Die Memoiren der Glückes von Hameln (Beltz Taschenbuch, 3. Aufl., 2012);
Joseph Roth: Hiob: Roman eines einfachen Mannes (dtv, 2002);
Ruth Klüger: weiter leben: eine Jugend (dtv, 1994)

GRMN3410A-L15

CRN: 60125

20C & 21C German Literature
20th & 21st Century German Literature of the German Speaking Countries

The goal of this course is to explore and gain insights into the fascinating culture of Jews in German-speaking lands from the 18th century to the present. Through novels, short stories, essays, memoirs, poems, and films we will address central questions of German- and Austrian-Jewish life and culture and the complex relationships between Jews and German/Austrian society at large. Course work includes classroom discussions, writing assignments in several genres, and students’ presentations on course texts and topics.

Required Texts:
Glücken von Hameln: Die Memoiren der Glückes von Hameln (Beltz Taschenbuch, 3. Aufl., 2012);
Joseph Roth: Hiob: Roman eines einfachen Mannes (dtv, 2002);
Ruth Klüger: weiter leben: eine Jugend (dtv, 1994)

GRMN3418A-L15

CRN: 60319

Germany's Stories Past&Present
Germany's Stories - Visions of Past and Present

In this course, we will explore various social issues in German-speaking Europe as they are portrayed and discussed in major media outlets. The first part of this class provides students with historical and cultural background information beginning in the post-World War II era, with a special emphasis on nuanced depictions of perpetration and suffering. In the second part of the class we will focus on how shifting discourses of guilt, victimhood and memory continue to shape perceptions of cultural and national identity in Germany and Austria today. Within this context, we will examine topics related to migration (including expulsion of ethnic Germans and migrant labor movements), debates on multiculturalism, changing gender roles, political extremism, national identity and soccer, and the role of German military forces abroad, with a particular emphasis on Afghanistan. This course aims at developing advanced literacy abilities of summarizing, interpreting, and presenting substantial arguments in professional and academic settings.

Required Text: The instructor will provide all required texts.

The German School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P:802.443.5203
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
German School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Tina Ellison, Coordinator
germanschool@middlebury.edu