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GRMN3194A-L13

CRN: 60181

Diction &Culture Singers&Coach

The performance class focuses on all aspects of delivering an informed performance of German repertoire: diction, cultural competence including vocal style and literary interpretation, and acting on and for the German stage. The Performance Class carries one academic credit.

GRMN3195A-L13

CRN: 60172

Early Inter German for Singers

GRMN3196A-L13

CRN: 60173

Early Inter German for Singers

GRMN3201A-L13

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-L13

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-L13

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-L13

CRN: 60182

Diction &Culture Singers&Coach

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes weekly private coachings; performance classes with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. 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. The following course numbers are only different because they correspond with the language level each student is enrolled in, but all students in the following courses are in the same group, taking the same performance classes, and participating in the same projects and workshops.

GRMN3205A-L13

CRN: 60174

Inter German for Singers

Daily activities include two hours of grammar review, conversation, and composition practice to develop the four basic language skills. Pronunciation and diction are an integral part of this course, which also requires some activities in the language laboratory and the computer center.

GRMN3206A-L13

CRN: 60175

Inter German for Singers

Daily activities include two hours of grammar review, conversation, and composition practice to develop the four basic language skills. Pronunciation and diction are an integral part of this course, which also requires some activities in the language laboratory and the computer center.

GRMN3304A-L13

CRN: 60183

Diction &Culture Singers&Coach

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes weekly private coachings; performance classes with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. 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. The following course numbers are only different because they correspond with the language level each student is enrolled in, but all students in the following courses are in the same group, taking the same performance classes, and participating in the same projects and workshops.

GRMN3305A-L13

CRN: 60176

Adv German For Singers

Advanced Grammar and Communication meets two hours per day to analyze and practice advanced grammatical structures, to provide intensive written and oral language training, to offer insights into the German ways of perception, and to develop communication and reading skills. Some additional work in the language laboratory and computer lab is required.

GRMN3306A-L13

CRN: 60177

Adv German For Singers

Advanced Grammar and Communication meets two hours per day to analyze and practice advanced grammatical structures, to provide intensive written and oral language training, to offer insights into the German ways of perception, and to develop communication and reading skills. Some additional work in the language laboratory and computer lab is required.

GRMN3404A-L13

CRN: 60184

Diction &Culture Singers&Coach

The performance component carries one unit of credit and includes weekly private coachings; performance classes with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic stage; one public recital; one public performance of the summer's opera project; and an intensive audition training workshop at the end of the program, offered by a German opera agent with years of experience and expertise in the field. 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. The following course numbers are only different because they correspond with the language level each student is enrolled in, but all students in the following courses are in the same group, taking the same performance classes, and participating in the same projects and workshops.

GRMN3405A-L13

CRN: 60178

Adv German for Singers II

Stylistics, Expository Writing, and Communication meets two hours per day and aims at strengthening the student's ability to write and speak German at an advanced level.

GRMN3406A-L13

CRN: 60179

Adv German for Singers II

Stylistics, Expository Writing, and Communication meets two hours per day and aims at strengthening the student's ability to write and speak German at an advanced level.

GRMN3418A-L13

CRN: 60505

Germany's Stories Past&Present

The approach of the sixtieth anniversary marking the end of World War II was accompanied by vastly changing perceptions of how Germans experienced the Allied occupation and the early postwar years. The question of German guilt is juxtaposed by the term German suffering: a term that adheres to the expulsion from the Eastern outskirts of the former Third Reich, the area bombing of major German cities, as well as hunger and prostitution. This class illuminates various German stories that challenge simplified understandings of victims and perpetrators in Germany today. While the first part of this class provides students with historical and cultural background information, students will discuss contemporary issues at stake during the second part of the semester. These topics include (but are not limited to): the university tuition debate, the marketability of graduates on the international job market, the dietary and health movement, perceptions and depictions of foreigners, and the changing role of women in German society today.

Required text: The instructor will provide the class materials.