German

http://german.barnard.edu/

320 Milbank Hall  
212-854-8312
Department Assistant: Sondra Phifer

Mission

The German Department’s mission is to engage a wider audience of students within the Barnard Community. Its curricular program and cultural events serve a large and diverse academic community on the Barnard and Columbia campuses. The Department is committed to creating venues for students, faculty and the public interested in the many facets of cultural life in the German-speaking countries or communities.

As an active contributor to campus life, the Department has constantly initiated new venues—from readings, lectures and film screenings to excursions—to supplement and enrich its annual course offerings. In disciplines such as Art History, Philosophy or History, a familiarity with the German language is an asset; in interdisciplinary areas such as Comparative Literature or European Studies, German often serves as the main or second language of study.
It is the goal of our department:

  • to teach the German language in a professionally reflected manner through a clear sequence of courses
  • to help attain and expand knowledge of Austrian, German and Swiss literatures through reading exemplary texts in theme- or period-oriented courses
  • to make familiar with characteristic features of Germanophone cultures by raising awareness of their geographical diversity and their historical richness in introductory survey courses
  • to give students the rhetorical and intellectual tools for moving confidently between two languages’ cultural traditions by offering exercises, sketches and other forms of active participation from elementary to advanced levels of expression
  • to create a learning environment that instills appreciation for critical thought and is conducive to acquiring a clearly defined set of skills, from language proficiency to interpretive adroitness and intercultural literacy

Courses in German are designed to develop proficiency in language skills and to present the traditions as well as the current developments in the literature and culture of the German-speaking countries: Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Courses in Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, and Yiddish are offered by the Department of Germanic Languages. For information contact 319 Hamilton Hall.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a German major should be able to attain the following outcomes:

  1. Write, speak, read, and listen in German at the intermediate-high level in German language using ACTFL; and carry-on an everyday conversation
  2. Identify and discuss the historical significance of major cultural works such as film, plays, opera, telenovela, audiovisual media
  3. Recognize cultural manifestations of social values and practices and apply effectively knowledge about cultural perspectives of majorities, minorities and underrepresented bi-cultural communities in German-speaking countries
  4. Discuss the regional and historical differences among the three German-speaking countries and communities in the European and global contexts by demonstrating knowledge of representative cultural products and practices as well as common social perceptions and values
  5. Demonstrate awareness of the relevant features of German language, culture or literature
  6. Apply the key elements of literary and cultural theory in an analysis and interpretation of literary or cultural works
  7. Complete an original research project about German literature and culture (includes finding and selecting appropriate sources; assessing their heuristic value; composing a concise research plan and a thesis statement; organizing a long piece of writing; establishing a reliable bibliography and proper citation practice)
  8. Compose a closely argued, coherently presented and well-documented essay or a well-organized portfolio in German, relevant to a genre, medium, period, author, theoretical issue, cultural context or creative goal

The language requirement in German is fulfilled by the completion of GERM UN1202 . Entering students with a previous knowledge of German will be placed in the appropriate course on the basis of their CEEB scores or in accordance with their achievements on a placement test taken prior to registration.

Three levels of language instruction are offered with an equal emphasis on reading, writing, oral comprehension, and speaking. GERM UN1101 Elementary German Language Course, I-GERM UN1102 Elementary German Language Course, II, includes CD-ROMs that the students will use to supplement their five classroom contact hours. In GERM UN1201 and GERM UN1202 , students work with a broad range of sources, such as newspapers, journals, statistical data, historical texts, literature, etc. These texts help build a foundation in the culture of German speaking countries and at the same time enhance the complexity and accuracy of language use. The content is presented through a wide array of media, such as the Internet, music, film, and art. GERM UN3001 Advanced German, I and GERM UN3002 Advanced German II: Vienna provide opportunity for intensive practice in speaking and writing German. These courses may be taken in reverse sequence. They are recommended as complementary companion courses to lecture/reading-oriented courses.

Satisfactory completion of or exemption from GERM UN1202 is required for enrollment in any of the advanced courses; the sequences in which these should be taken will be determined in consultation with the department.

Chair: Erk Grimm (Associate Professor)

Senior Associate: Irene Motyl-Mudretzkyj (Language Coordinator)
Adjunct Lecturer: Tina Samartzi

Columbia Faculty:

Professors: Andreas Huyssen, Mark Anderson, Dorothea von Mücke, Harro Müller
Associate Professor: Stefan Andriopoulos
Assistant Professor: Tobias Wilke
Senior Lecturer: Richard Korb (Language Coordinator)
Lecturer: Jutta Schmiers-Heller

The Major in German Language and Literature

The courses comprising this program are all taught in German with the twofold objective of combining the study of significant works, literary trends, and cultural manifestations with advanced practice in the use of German as a medium of practical everyday communication and intellectually stimulating discussion or conversation.

Requirements: 10 courses

GERM UN3001
 - GERM UN3002
Advanced German, I
and Advanced German II: Vienna
6
GERM UN3333Introduction To German Literature [In German]3
GERM BC3061Senior Seminar (or equivalent tutorial with thesis supervisor.)4
Five one-term advanced literature courses chosen from GERM BC3027-GERM BC3050 or their Columbia equivalent GERM W3443-GERM W3675
A third advanced language course may be substituted for one advanced literature course. GERM BC3062 x or y Senior Essay
A half-hour oral exit examination is required

The Major in German Studies

This major combines a study of literature with other aspects of German culture and civilization by choosing courses from the social sciences such as history, political science, and economics, and from other humanities dealing with German-speaking regions or communities.
The department will assist and advise students interested in studying in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland. It should be noted that Barnard College is a member of the Berlin Consortium for German Studies and strongly encourages those students wishing to study abroad to do so through this program administered by Columbia University and conducted in association with the Freie Universitat Berlin.

Requirements: 14 courses

Select two or three of the following or their equivalent:
Advanced German, I
and Advanced German II: Vienna
Current Issues: Media and Politics in Germany and Austria
GERM BC3012Telenovelas3
Four or five one-term Advanced Literature and Culture courses numbered: GERM BC3028-GERM BC3061 (or their Columbia equivalent)
GERM BC3062Senior Essay: Literature or German Studies *3
Six one-term courses in the Social Sciences and Humanities that relate to the German-speaking countires of Europe and define a special field of interest (to be chosen in consultation with major adviser). Two courses dealing with German history are strongly recommended
*

The major adviser in the German department will work with a second reader in another field if the thesis topic should require it. 

The Combined Major: German and Another Field

Requirements: 14 courses

  • Seven courses in each department, including a seminar in one of the departments and a senior essay on a topic bridging both fields.
  • A student who selects a combined major will establish her special program in consultation with the departments concerned.

The Minor in German

Requirements: 5 courses

Advanced language courses
GERM UN3001
 - GERM UN3002
Advanced German, I
and Advanced German II: Vienna
GERM UN3333Introduction To German Literature [In German]
Additional advanced literature courses
Select a minimum of two additional advanced literature courses from GERM BC3011-GERM BC3061 or their Columbia equivalent.

Barnard Courses

GERM UN1101 Elementary German Language Course, I. 4 points.

Upon completion of the course, students understand, speak, read, and write German at a level enabling them to communicate with native speakers about their background, family, daily activities, student life, work, and living quarters. Daily assignments and laboratory work.

Spring 2017: GERM UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1101 001/74139 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
316 Hamilton Hall
Amy Leech 4 5/18
GERM 1101 002/63295 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Miriam Schulz 4 11/18
GERM 1101 003/64942 T Th F 2:40pm - 3:55pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Simona Vaidean 4 6/18
GERM 1101 004/27009 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Niklas Straetker 4 15/18
Fall 2017: GERM UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1101 001/21971 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
313 Hamilton Hall
Thomas Preston 4 14/18
GERM 1101 002/16700 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Chloe Vaughn 4 15/18
GERM 1101 003/18492 T Th F 2:40pm - 3:55pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Laura Tedford 4 12/18
GERM 1101 004/25336 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Diana Reese 4 11/18
GERM 1101 005/04371 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
302 Milbank Hall
Foteini Samartzi 4 17/18
GERM 1101 006/11674 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Neil Ziolkowski 4 8/18

GERM UN1102 Elementary German Language Course, II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: GERM UN1101 or the equivalent.

Students expand their communication skills to include travel, storytelling, personal well-being, basic economics, and recent historical events. Daily assignments and laboratory work.

Spring 2017: GERM UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1102 001/27267 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
318 Hamilton Hall
Evan Parks 4 10/18
GERM 1102 002/65501 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Jutta Schmiers-Heller 4 16/18
GERM 1102 003/67291 T Th F 2:40pm - 3:55pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Diana Reese 4 10/18
GERM 1102 004/67965 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Peter Kalal 4 12/18
GERM 1102 005/07080 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
225 Milbank Hall
Foteini Samartzi 4 14/18
Fall 2017: GERM UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1102 001/10313 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Michael Watzka 4 4/18
GERM 1102 002/29287 T Th F 2:40pm - 3:55pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Amy Leech 4 4/18
GERM 1102 003/20146 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Niklas Straetker 4 12/18

GERM UN1125 Accelerated Elementary German I & II. 8 points.

Equivalent to GERM V1101-V1102.

This intensive semester provides all of elementary German enabling students to understand, speak, read, and write in German. Topics range from family and studies to current events. Conducted entirely in German, requirements include oral and written exams, essays, German-culture projects, and a final exam.

Spring 2017: GERM UN1125
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1125 001/13967 M T W Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Simona Vaidean 8 14/18
Fall 2017: GERM UN1125
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1125 001/27605 M T W Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Simona Vaidean 8 12/18

GERM BC1210 Grammatik Aktiv. 2 points.

An intensive study of key features of German grammar, with an emphasis on skill-building exercises and practical solutions to common problems of writing and speaking on the intermediate level; aims at building confidence in using simple and more complex sentence structures.

GERM UN2101 Intermediate German I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: GERM UN1102 or the equivalent.

Complete grammar review through regular exercises. Wide range of texts are used for close and rapid reading and writing exercises. Practice in conversation aims at enlarging the vocabulary necessary for daily communication.

Spring 2017: GERM UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2101 001/22768 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Alexander Holt 4 12/18
GERM 2101 002/11900 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Michael Swellander 4 8/18
Fall 2017: GERM UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2101 001/22897 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
315 Hamilton Hall
Peter Kalal 4 16/18
GERM 2101 002/98297 T Th F 2:40pm - 3:55pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Evan Parks 4 6/18
GERM 2101 003/09865 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
302 Milbank Hall
Irene Motyl 4 12/18
GERM 2101 004/22996 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Sophie Schweiger 4 16/18

GERM UN2102 Intermediate German II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: GERM UN2101 or the equivalent.

Language study based on texts concerning culture and literature. Assignments include compositions in German and exercises of grammatical forms, both related to the texts. Class discussions in German provide oral and aural practice.

Spring 2017: GERM UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2102 001/28048 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
313 Hamilton Hall
Tabea Weitz 4 10/18
GERM 2102 002/18979 T Th F 11:40am - 12:55pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Jutta Schmiers-Heller 4 16/18
GERM 2102 003/62661 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
253 International Affairs Bldg
Michael Watzka 4 8/18
GERM 2102 004/21402 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Alwin Franke 4 17/18
Fall 2017: GERM UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2102 002/72599 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Jutta Schmiers-Heller 4 13/20
GERM 2102 003/72846 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Michael Swellander 4 9/18

GERM UN2125 Accelerated Intermediate German I, II. 8 points.

Prerequisites: GERM UN1102 Elementary II

Accelerated language study as preparation for Study Abroad in Berlin.

Spring 2017: GERM UN2125
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2125 001/08441 M T W Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
307 Milbank Hall
Irene Motyl 8 6/18

GERM UN3002 Advanced German II: Vienna. 3 points.

Corequisites: Course either taken before or after GERM V3001.

Intensive practice in oral and written German. Discussions, oral reports, and weekly written assignments, based on material of topical and stylistic variety taken from German press and from literary sources.

Spring 2017: GERM UN3002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 3002 001/07100 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
302 Milbank Hall
Irene Motyl 3 21/18

GERM BC3012 Telenovelas. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Intermediate German II (V2102 or V1225) or equivalent.

Examines popular culture and language through a German TV series. Advanced students practice and perfect their language skills by examining typical features and intercultural aspects of a German telenovela. Focus on main elements of genre, language, cultural context by comparing different versions.

Fall 2017: GERM BC3012
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 3012 001/04575 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
327 Milbank Hall
Irene Motyl 3 11/18

GERM BC3010 Current Issues: Media and Politics in Germany and Austria. 3 points.

Prerequisites: GERM V2102 or equivalent.

Advanced students improve language skills through exploration of political, cultural and intellectual debates and self perceptions in Germany and Austria. Discussion and analysis of print media, Internet, film and T.V.

GERM BC3028 Contemporary German Prose Fiction (English). 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Study of short prose texts and recent literary developments. Discussions of aspects such as: memory and Germany identity; fantasy and storytelling; borderlands and Berlin in contemporary literature. Readings include works by major writers and younger generations, from Grass and Christa Wolf to Biller, Honigmann, Johnson, Schneider, and Sebald.

GERM BC3031 Major German Poets. 4 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: GERM V1202, the equivalent, or sophomore standing.

Survey of major poets in the German language from classicism to modernism and postmodernism, paying attention to the transition from traditional verse to avant-garde forms. Readings from Goethe, Heine, Rilke, Celan, Bachmann. Relevant areas of literary theory will be included.

GERM BC3050 German Migrant Literature. 3 points.

Prerequisites: GERM UN2102, Sophomore standing or the equivalent or permission of the instructor.

Examination of migration and the nomadic experience in the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis on the comprehension and construction of the"other" culture by travelers and migrants in fictional texts; and on questions of orientalism, colonialism, and multiculturalism. Texts by Chamisso, Heine, Seghers, Th. Mann, Ören, Atabay, Deleuze, Said, and Sassen.

GERM BC3057 Close-ups: German Literature and Photography. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Discusses the profound influence of photography on modern literature and intellectual debates in the 20th century. Emphasis on creative and critical responses to documentary and aesthetic traditions of this visual medium. Foci are photographic evidence, montage, memory, sensationalism. Authors/Photographers: Benjamin, Rilke, Th. Mann, Tucholsky, Chr. Wolf, Sebald, Sander, Blossfeldt.

GERM BC3061 Senior Seminar. 4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

German majors will write their senior thesis under the supervision of the instructor.

GERM BC3062 Senior Essay: Literature or German Studies. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Open to senior majors. Permission of instructor required.

Supervised research into German literatures and cultures culminating in a critical paper. Regular consultations with the instructor at hours to be arranged.

GERM BC3215 From Text to Screen: German Literature and Film. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or the equivalent or permission of the instructor.

Survey of screen adaptations of literary texts beginning with Weimar cinema and proceeding through to the present with a particular focus on cinematic modes of narration, spectatorship, and visual pleasure, as well as on the role of institutional frameworks. Readings in neo-Marxist, psychoanalytic and semiotic film theory. Texts by Wedekind, Fontane, H. Mann, and Musil and films by Pabst, Fassbinder, Wenders, and Trotta. [In English, extra sessions for German majors.]

GERM BC3224 Germany's Traveling Cultures. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Examines accounts of traveling or living in South America, Africa, and Germany from a postcolonial and transnational perspective. Discussion of German explorers, colonialism, global tourism, multiculturalism, focusing on the relationship between mobility and the formation of African, Jewish, Turkish bicultural identities in different historical contexts and geographical settings. Close attention to the role of language, ideology, and itinerary in visual, aural, and written records by A.v.Humboldt, Merian, J. Baker, Massaquoi, Wackwitz, Oezdamar, Akin. [In English]

GERM BC3225 Germany's Traveling Cultures. 4 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).
Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Examines accounts of traveling or living in South America, Africa, and Germany from a postcolonial and transnational perspective. Discussion of German explorers, colonialism, global tourism, multiculturalism, focusing on the relationship between mobility and the formation of African, Jewish, Turkish bicultural identities in different historical contexts and geographical settings. Close attention to the role of language, ideology, and itinerary in visual, aural, and written records by A.v.Humboldt, Merian, J. Baker, Massaquoi, Wackwitz, Oezdamar, Akin. (This is the same course as BC3224, without the weekly discussions in German.)

GERM BC3232 From Decadence to Dada. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Examines the transition from Viennese Modernism to Expressionism and Dada. Topics include: the emergence of the modern psyche, the play of word and image, and the relationship between ecstatic experience and social unrest. Texts by Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal, Döblin, Kafka, Freud, and Salomé. Film and montage by Hannah Höch, and others. (In English.)

GERM BC3233 From Decadence to Dada. 4 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Examines the transition from Viennese Modernism to Expressionism and Dada. Topics include the emergence of the modern psyche, the play of word and image, and the relationship between ecstatic experience and social unrest. Texts by Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal, Döblin, Kafka, Freud, and Salome. Film and montage by Richter, Höch, and Hausmann. This is the same course as GERM 3232 with the addition of weekly discussions in German for majors.

GERM GU4520 Ariadne's Thread: Contemporary German Women Writers [In German]. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Examines prose works of women writers in the late 20th c. century; emphasis on new modes of writing and topical issues such as family conflicts, cultural memories of Eastern Europe, the Balkan wars, the impact of media; discussions are informed by theorists such as L.Adelson, S.Benhabib, N.Fraser; focus on inequality and gender-conscious views of the politicized personal or cosmopolitan plurality. Readings incl. I.Bachmann, J.Franck, K.Hacker, Y.Kara, H.Müller, J.Zeh and others.

Columbia Courses 

GERM UN1101 Elementary German Language Course, I. 4 points.

Upon completion of the course, students understand, speak, read, and write German at a level enabling them to communicate with native speakers about their background, family, daily activities, student life, work, and living quarters. Daily assignments and laboratory work.

Spring 2017: GERM UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1101 001/74139 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
316 Hamilton Hall
Amy Leech 4 5/18
GERM 1101 002/63295 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Miriam Schulz 4 11/18
GERM 1101 003/64942 T Th F 2:40pm - 3:55pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Simona Vaidean 4 6/18
GERM 1101 004/27009 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Niklas Straetker 4 15/18
Fall 2017: GERM UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1101 001/21971 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
313 Hamilton Hall
Thomas Preston 4 14/18
GERM 1101 002/16700 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Chloe Vaughn 4 15/18
GERM 1101 003/18492 T Th F 2:40pm - 3:55pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Laura Tedford 4 12/18
GERM 1101 004/25336 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Diana Reese 4 11/18
GERM 1101 005/04371 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
302 Milbank Hall
Foteini Samartzi 4 17/18
GERM 1101 006/11674 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Neil Ziolkowski 4 8/18

GERM UN1102 Elementary German Language Course, II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: GERM UN1101 or the equivalent.

Students expand their communication skills to include travel, storytelling, personal well-being, basic economics, and recent historical events. Daily assignments and laboratory work.

Spring 2017: GERM UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1102 001/27267 T Th F 10:10am - 11:25am
318 Hamilton Hall
Evan Parks 4 10/18
GERM 1102 002/65501 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Jutta Schmiers-Heller 4 16/18
GERM 1102 003/67291 T Th F 2:40pm - 3:55pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Diana Reese 4 10/18
GERM 1102 004/67965 M W 6:10pm - 8:00pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Peter Kalal 4 12/18
GERM 1102 005/07080 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
225 Milbank Hall
Foteini Samartzi 4 14/18
Fall 2017: GERM UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1102 001/10313 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Michael Watzka 4 4/18
GERM 1102 002/29287 T Th F 2:40pm - 3:55pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Amy Leech 4 4/18
GERM 1102 003/20146 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Niklas Straetker 4 12/18

GERM UN1125 Accelerated Elementary German I & II. 8 points.

Equivalent to GERM V1101-V1102.

This intensive semester provides all of elementary German enabling students to understand, speak, read, and write in German. Topics range from family and studies to current events. Conducted entirely in German, requirements include oral and written exams, essays, German-culture projects, and a final exam.

Spring 2017: GERM UN1125
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1125 001/13967 M T W Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Simona Vaidean 8 14/18
Fall 2017: GERM UN1125
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1125 001/27605 M T W Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Simona Vaidean 8 12/18

GERM BC1210 Grammatik Aktiv. 2 points.

An intensive study of key features of German grammar, with an emphasis on skill-building exercises and practical solutions to common problems of writing and speaking on the intermediate level; aims at building confidence in using simple and more complex sentence structures.

GERM UN2101 Intermediate German I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: GERM UN1102 or the equivalent.

Complete grammar review through regular exercises. Wide range of texts are used for close and rapid reading and writing exercises. Practice in conversation aims at enlarging the vocabulary necessary for daily communication.

Spring 2017: GERM UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2101 001/22768 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Alexander Holt 4 12/18
GERM 2101 002/11900 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Michael Swellander 4 8/18
Fall 2017: GERM UN2101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2101 001/22897 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
315 Hamilton Hall
Peter Kalal 4 16/18
GERM 2101 002/98297 T Th F 2:40pm - 3:55pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Evan Parks 4 6/18
GERM 2101 003/09865 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
302 Milbank Hall
Irene Motyl 4 12/18
GERM 2101 004/22996 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
316 Hamilton Hall
Sophie Schweiger 4 16/18

GERM UN2102 Intermediate German II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: GERM UN2101 or the equivalent.

Language study based on texts concerning culture and literature. Assignments include compositions in German and exercises of grammatical forms, both related to the texts. Class discussions in German provide oral and aural practice.

Spring 2017: GERM UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2102 001/28048 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
313 Hamilton Hall
Tabea Weitz 4 10/18
GERM 2102 002/18979 T Th F 11:40am - 12:55pm
315 Hamilton Hall
Jutta Schmiers-Heller 4 16/18
GERM 2102 003/62661 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
253 International Affairs Bldg
Michael Watzka 4 8/18
GERM 2102 004/21402 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
402 Hamilton Hall
Alwin Franke 4 17/18
Fall 2017: GERM UN2102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2102 002/72599 T Th F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Jutta Schmiers-Heller 4 13/20
GERM 2102 003/72846 T Th 6:10pm - 8:00pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Michael Swellander 4 9/18

GERM UN2125 Accelerated Intermediate German I, II. 8 points.

Prerequisites: GERM UN1102 Elementary II

Accelerated language study as preparation for Study Abroad in Berlin.

Spring 2017: GERM UN2125
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2125 001/08441 M T W Th 12:10pm - 2:00pm
307 Milbank Hall
Irene Motyl 8 6/18

GERM UN3001 Advanced German, I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: GERM UN2102 or the Director of the German Language Program's permission.

Designed to follow up the language skills acquired in first- and second-year language courses (or the equivalent thereof), this course gives students greater proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing German, while focusing on topics from German society today through German newspapers and periodicals.

Fall 2017: GERM UN3001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 3001 001/21309 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
318 Hamilton Hall
Simona Vaidean 3 12/18

GERM UN3002 Advanced German II: Vienna. 3 points.

Corequisites: Course either taken before or after GERM V3001.

Intensive practice in oral and written German. Discussions, oral reports, and weekly written assignments, based on material of topical and stylistic variety taken from German press and from literary sources.

Spring 2017: GERM UN3002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 3002 001/07100 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
302 Milbank Hall
Irene Motyl 3 21/18

GERM UN3333 Introduction To German Literature [In German]. 3 points.

Prerequisites: GERM UN2102 or the equivalent.

Examines short literary texts and various methodological approaches to interpreting such texts in order to establish a basic familiarity with the study of German literature and culture.

Fall 2017: GERM UN3333
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 3333 001/69568 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
411 Hamilton Hall
Stefan Andriopoulos 3 14/25