GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Section: 002 Short Texts
Term: WN 2018
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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
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:

This course will take students on a journey of discovery of influential German-speaking authors via short texts. While focusing on contemporary works and award-winning short stories of the 20th and 21st centuries, we will also discuss the historical development of older genres within brief fictional prose narratives.

The importance of such short texts lies in how they highlight a variety of life situations, diverse ideologies, and different themes such as friendship, love, luck, and misfortune as part of everyday life.

This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the lives and works of prominent German-speaking writers, to interpret brief narratives, to increase their reading and creative writing command of German through authentic literary works, and to extrapolate the true contents of reviewed material in order to create their own literary short text. Through this creative process, grammar, style, and vocabulary will be enhanced.

Class sessions will consist of discussion of the readings, and of communicative practice of grammar and vocabulary.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based on active participation, homework, quizzes, a mid-term interview, short essays, and a semester-end “fun short text slam."

GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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18310
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MTuThF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
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11482
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MTuWTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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11483
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TuWThF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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11484
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MTuWTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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11485
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MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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16623
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TuTh 7:00PM - 9:00PM
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24612
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MTuWTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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