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GRMN3101A-L13

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-L13

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-L13

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-L13

CRN: 60180

Diction &Culture Singers&Coach
A performance component carries one unit of credit and includes a daily performance class with a focus on expression through correct diction and vocal/musical style, as well as acting for the operatic 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, 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.

GRMN3105A-L13

CRN: 60170

Elementary German for Singers
Daily activities include three hours of classroom instruction, plus additional work in the computer lab. Emphasis will be placed on the grammatical structures of German, conversational survival skills, diction and pronunciation, as well as music vocabulary.

GRMN3106A-L13

CRN: 60171

Elementary German for Singers
Daily activities include three hours of classroom instruction, plus additional work in the computer lab. Emphasis will be placed on the grammatical structures of German, conversational survival skills, diction and pronunciation, as well as music vocabulary.

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

GRMN3198A-L13

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. Listening comprehension and pronunciation practice require the use of the language laboratory.

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

GRMN3199A-L13

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. Listening comprehension and pronunciation practice require the use of the language laboratory.

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

GRMN3200A-L13

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. Listening comprehension and pronunciation practice require the use of the language laboratory.

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

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.

GRMN3301A-L13

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: Hilke Dreyer and Richard Schmitt: Lehr- und Übungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik – aktuell (1st ed. 2009, Hueber Verlag)

GRMN3302A-L13

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: E.T.A. Hoffmann (and Peter Braun): Der Sandmann. Text und Kommentar (Suhrkamp BasisBibliothek); Frank Wedekind (and Hansgeorg Schmidt-Bergmann): Frühlings Erwachen. Eine Kindertragödie. Text und Kommentar (Suhrkamp BasisBibliothek)

GRMN3303A-L13

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 (2007, C.C. Buchner Verlag)

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.

GRMN3401A-L13

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: Wolfgang Rug and Andreas Tomaszewski: Grammatik mit Sinn und Verstand (1st ed. 2008, Klett Verlag)

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.

GRMN3410A-L13

CRN: 60125

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

Based on literary texts of various lengths the course explores issues of cultural and historical importance as reflected in literature from 1945 to the present. The course aims at extensive classroom discussions, creative writing assignments of increasing difficulty, and students' presentations on different literary topics. The course also incorporates audio-visual materials as they relate to an understanding of Germany from 1945 onward.

Required texts: Heinrich Böll: Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum (dtv); Tanja Dückers: Spielzone (Aufbau Taschenbuch Verlag); Jenny Erpenbeck: Heimsuchung (btb-Verlag); Bernhard Schlink: Der Vorleser (Diogenes Verlag)

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.

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