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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Dutch


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


Dutch Studies has been an integral part of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures since the early 1970's. The program offers both language and literature courses. The first- and second-year courses satisfy the language requirement. Upper-level courses have ranged from the most modern literature to medieval genres, the literature of Rembrandt's time, and Vincent van Gogh's letters or Dutch colonial literature from The East Indies. Independent studies in combination with for instance European or World History, Anthropology, South African, or Indonesian Studies are encouraged. Hovering between English and German, Dutch is easy to learn for English speakers. Tutorials in the closely-related South African language Africaans are available on request.

A special course is offered: "Anne Frank in Past and Present" (DUTCH 492), in which the famous diary and its impact are studied and compared to other Holocaust writings. The first-year seminar entitled "Colonialism and its Aftermath" (DUTCH 160) enhances and emphasizes the wide scope of Dutch and Flemish Studies, as the history of the low countries is examined in contacts with new worlds in East and West.

Each year in May, students of Dutch have the opportunity to acquire the internationally recognized certificate of proficiency in Dutch, on three levels.

The Martin Zwart Scholarship is awarded each summer. Grants are also available from the Dutch and Belgian Government for summer courses in Zeist (The Netherlands) and Hasselt (Belgium).


DUTCH 111. First Special Speaking and Reading Course.

Courses in Dutch

Section 001 — Meets with Dutch 511.

Instructor(s): Ton Broos (tonbroos@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. Graduate students should elect DUTCH 511. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in DUTCH 100.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course provides the student with the basics of the Dutch language and culture. Besides the course book, we use CD–ROM's and available Internet sites to get a wonderful introduction and first step into the Dutch language and the Dutch-speaking world. In class we practice conversations, do exercises, and have cultural discussions to give a real taste of the Dutch experience in a friendly atmosphere.

Book: William Z. Shetter and Inge Vander Cruysse-Van Antwerpen. Dutch. An Essential Grammar. New York, Routledge, 2002.

CD–ROM: Nederlands voor Anderstaligen 1, 2, and 3, available from: www.awbruna.nl/anderstaligen

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DUTCH 160. First Year Seminar: Colonialism and its Aftermath.

Dutch Literature and Culture in English

Section 001 — Colonialism and Its Aftermath.

Instructor(s): Ton Broos (tonbroos@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. Taught in English. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course introduces first-year students to cultural studies in general and Dutch Studies in particular, integrating social, political, and economic history with literary renderings, and artistic representations of colonialism. The Netherlands has been an active participant in shaping the world as we know it, through mercantile and political involvement around the globe. The Dutch were colonizers of Indonesia and its many islands, founders of New Amsterdam/New York, traders in West Africa, first settlers in Capetown in South Africa, and the first trading partners with the Japanese. The Netherlands held colonial power over Suriname until 1975; other West Indies islands, i.e., Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao are still part of the Dutch Kingdom. We will trace the origin and development of the Dutch expansion in the world, how countries were conquered and political systems were established. Mercantile gains as shown in the spice trade and the many aspects of the slave trade will be emphasized. The role of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), once called the world's largest multinational in the 17th and 18th century, will be examined. We will read from the vast body of Dutch literary works related to the East and West Indies, started as early as the 17th century.

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DUTCH 231. Second-Year Dutch.

Courses in Dutch

Section 001 — Meets with Dutch 531.

Instructor(s): Ton Broos (tonbroos@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: DUTCH 112 or 100. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. Graduate students should elect DUTCH 531.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a continuation of DUTCH 112, with an overview of basic Dutch and continuing with cultural and more progressive reading and communicating. With the help of the vast information from the websites in Dutch, modern texts from everyday life and literature, the student will build a useful base of knowledge to appreciate and experience the modern Dutch speaking societies of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname.

Book: William Z. Shetter and Inge Vander Cruysse-van Antwerpen. Dutch. An Essential Grammar. New York, Routledge, 2002.

CD-ROMs: Nederlands voor anderstaligen # 3, available from www.awbruna.nl/anderstaligen.

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DUTCH 339. Independent Study.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course serves the needs of students who wish to develop special topics not offered in the Dutch Studies curriculum. It may be a program of directed readings with reports, or it may be a research project and long paper. Courses in the past, covered different areas like Dutch-Indonesian literature, the language of Rembrandt and his contemporaries, Dutch between English and German, etc. Courses must be supervised by a faculty member and the student must have the faculty member's agreement before electing the course.

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DUTCH 480. Modern Dutch Literature.

Courses in Dutch

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ton Broos (tonbroos@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: DUTCH 231. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course will examine the poetry and prose of both The Netherlands and Belgium in modern times. The reading of poems, short stories, novellas, etc. in the original language will provide the students with material for discussion about authors, opinions, places, and points of view of modern Dutch literature. Topics in the past have included modern Dutch poetry, Dutch colonial literature, the legacy of Anne Frank: World War II in modern Dutch literature. The course will be conducted totally in Dutch.

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