GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Winter 2017, Section 007 - German Opera
Instruction Mode: Section 007 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
4
Other:
Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 230 or RCLANG 291.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 221 or 231; or assignment by placement test.
Other Course Info:
All sections of GERMAN 232 address special topics, e.g., music, philosophy, science, current political issues, etc. F, W, Sp, Su.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course will give students an introduction to German opera from the 18th to the 20th century. We will work with operas that played a central role in the growth of a German operatic tradition, including operas by composers such as Mozart, Weber, Wagner, and (Richard) Strauß. By studying opera-related vocabulary and concepts, students will learn to talk about opera both informally and conceptually, and develop their ability to understand German-language opera libretti. Via this musical genre, we will also discuss more general aspects of the cultural, social and political history of Germany. Opera newcomers will have the chance to solidify their spoken and written German skills through this unique cultural genre.

The syllabus is designed to particularly foster students' oral communication skills as well as their creative and active engagement with German opera. We will delve into the subject matter through screenings of performances, captivating readings in German, class discussions, creative writing assignments, pronunciation sessions and a visit to a live opera performance.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include regular attendance and participation, homework assignments, essays, short oral presentations, and tests (including 2 listening quizzes).

Schedule

GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
18496
Open
3
 
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MTuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
 In Person
11492
Closed
0
 
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MTuWTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (REC)
 In Person
11493
Closed
0
 
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TuWThF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
 In Person
11494
Closed
0
 
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MTuWTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (REC)
 In Person
11495
Closed
0
 
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MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (REC)
 In Person
16736
Open
8
 
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TuTh 7:00PM - 9:00PM
007 (REC)
 In Person
25733
Open
4
 
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MTuWTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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