GERMANIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Dutch Courses (Division 357)

111. First Special Speaking and Reading Course. (4). (FL).

This course provides the student with the basics of the Dutch language. We mainly use the monolingual course-book LEVEND NEDERLANDS (LIVING DUTCH) and each lesson from the book will consist of everyday conversation, a grammatical explanation, exercises, a coherent word list, questions about the conversation, discussion, and homework. To enliven the class the teacher will provide the students with songs, newspaper articles, comics, etc. Films and video will be used where possible. Books: LEVEND NEDERLANDS, Cambridge University Press, New York; W. Z. Shetter, INTRODUCTION TO DUTCH, Nijhoff, The Hague; Bruce Donaldson, A DUTCH VOCABULARY, AE Press, Melbourne, 1985. J. Hulstijn, M. Hannay, An ENGLISH SELF-STUDY SUPPLEMENT TO LEVEND NEDERLANDS, Amsterdam, 1981. Also recommended: B.C. Donaldson, DUTCH REFERENCE GRAMMAR, The Hague, Nijhoff, 1981. [Cost:2] [WL:3] (Broos)

231. Second-Year Dutch. Dutch 112 or the equivalent. (4). (FL).

The course will start with an overview of the basic grammar of the Dutch language. We will develop skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening by means of texts to be announced. Comics, songs, newspaper articles, and literature will enliven the course and introduce the students to contemporary Dutch society. Students are strongly advised to visit the evenings organized by the Netherlands America University League. Books: P. de Kleijn, E. Nieuwborg, BASISWOORDENBOEK NEDERLANDS, Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1983. [Cost:2] [WL:3] (Broos)

339. Independent Study. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

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. [Cost:1] [WL:3] (Broos)

480. Modern Dutch Literature. Dutch 231 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

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 student with material for discussion about authors, opinions, place 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. In cooperation with the writer in residence, the student will have the unique opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with the author about his or her work. The course will be conducted totally in Dutch. [Cost:1] [WL:3] (Broos)

491. Colloquium on Modern Dutch Culture and Literature. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

This course is conducted in English by the annual visiting writer-in-residence, usually a well known novelist or poet chosen by the Dutch Ministry of Culture to represent The Netherlands. The difference from ordinary literature and creative or news writing courses is that you will meet an esteemed writer and have the opportunity to exchange views on culture, literature, the practice of writing, communication, etc. both American and Dutch. Students are encouraged to bring in their own writing for reviewing and critical assessment. The course has not the ordinary professorial approach and is open to all lovers of texts, literary or otherwise, both American and European. Regular class attendance and participation in class discussions followed by at least one substantial paper will be required. [Cost:1] [WL:3]

German Courses (Division 379)

101. Elementary Course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 100. (4). (FL).

First course of a two-term sequence in elementary German. The first-year program is designed to develop the ability to understand and speak "everyday German," to develop reading and writing skills, and to get to know the German-speaking world through discussions, readings, and videos. Ample opportunity is provided to develop conversational skills in a wide variety of situations encountered in German-speaking cultures. Additional time outside of class is required to listen to cassettes, to watch videos, to read, and to study the structure of the German language. There are three major tests and a final. The language of instruction is German. [Cost:2] [WL:2]

102. Elementary Course. German 101 or the equivalent. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 100 or 103. (4). (FL).

Second course of a two-term sequence in elementary German. See German 101 for a general description. [Cost:2] [WL:2]

103. Review of Elementary German. Assignment by placement test or permission of department. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 100 or 102. (4). (FL).

Course for students who have had two to three years of high school German or one or more terms of college German not at the University of Michigan but who are not yet at second-year proficiency. This course is designed to develop the ability to understand and speak "everyday German," to develop reading and writing skills, and to get to know the German-speaking world through discussions, readings, and videos. Ample opportunity is provided to develop conversational skills in a wide variety of situations encountered in German-speaking cultures. Additional time outside of class is required to listen to cassettes, to watch videos, to read, and to study the structure of the German language. There are three major test and a final. These sections meet FIVE times per week. Students may enroll in 231 upon satisfactory completion of this course. The language of instruction is German. [Cost:2] [WL:2]

111. First Special Reading Course. Undergraduates must obtain permission of the department. (4). (Excl).

The objective of this course is to teach students to read simple German expository prose. Course content focuses on an introduction to the essentials of German grammar and syntax both in class lectures and in texts. Students are required to read but not to write and speak German. The course uses traditional methods of instruction which present rules of grammar and syntax as well as a basic vocabulary. Since much memorization is necessary, it is essential that students have time to do required course work which averages about twelve hours each week exclusive of class time. Course requirements include daily preparation and recitation, three one-hour examinations devoted to specific problems of grammar and vocabulary, and a final examination requiring the translation of sight passages without the aid of a dictionary. The class is taught in English, and the course text is Jannach, GERMAN FOR READING KNOWLEDGE, (third edition). There are no course prerequisites, but German 111 is open only to graduate students who wish to fulfill a German foreign language requirement and to advanced undergraduates in special programs who already have met the LS&A foreign language requirement. Undergraduates must receive departmental permission prior to electing the course. (Hofacker, Paslick)

113. Advanced Special Reading. Completion of German 112 with a "B" or the equivalent. (4). (Excl).

This course provides tutorial instruction and supervised reading of German in individual fields of specialization and interest. Accuracy and speed in reading and comprehension are improved through a developed greater skill in the interpretation of grammatical structure and in making logical choices when confronted by structural ambiguities. Required practice increases general and specialized vocabulary. Enhanced linguistic skill brings greater enjoyment and profit in the reading of German. Prerequisite is the completion of German 112 or an equivalent background. Course participants supply reading materials subject to the approval of the instructor. Access to an adequate dictionary is required. There are no examinations. [Cost:1] [WL:3]

230. Intensive Second-Year Course. German 102 or the equivalent. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 221, 222, 231, or 232. (8). (FL).

This course provides highly motivated students the opportunity to complete the two-term intermediate German sequence in one term. You will be expected to increase the level of accuracy at which you can express yourself and the range of situations in which you can function in German-speaking cultures. We will read and discuss a variety of brief fiction and non-fiction texts, e.g., fairy tales, short stories, newspaper and magazine articles. Toward the end of the term, we will read a longer literary work, such as DER RICHTER UND SEIN HENKER. There will be an extensive review of German grammar; however, the majority of the class time will be devoted to discussing the assigned texts and working on small group activities. Films, short videos, and contemporary German music will supplement classroom instruction. There will be weekly quizzes on individual readings and grammatical features as well as a comprehensive final. You will also have to write compositions regularly. The language of instruction is German. [Cost:2] [WL:2] (Gramberg)

231. Second-Year Course. German 102 or the equivalent (placement test). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 230 or 221. (4). (FL).

First course of a two-term sequence in contemporary intermediate German. The second-year program is designed to increase students' proficiency in understanding, speaking, writing, and reading German. Students are expected to increase the level of accuracy at which they can express themselves and the range of situations in which they can function in German-speaking cultures. They will be able to read, comprehend, and discuss a large variety of texts. Traditional whole class instruction is supplemented with communicative activities involving pairs or small groups of students. There are three hourly tests and a final examination. In addition, students give a five-minute oral presentation in German on a topic of personal interest and write essays related to class readings. The language of instruction is German. [Cost:2] [WL:2]

232. Second-Year Course. German 231 or the equivalent (placement test). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 230 or 236. (4). (FL).

Second course of a two-term sequence in contemporary intermediate German. See German 231 for a general description. The language of instruction is German. [Cost:2] [WL:2]

325. Practice in Writing and Speaking German. German 232 or the equivalent. (3). (Excl).

SECTION 001. The course designed to increase students proficiency in understanding, writing and speaking German and is conducted entirely in German. The prerequisite for the course is German 232 or its equivalent. The focus of the course is directed towards gaining an understanding of German literature, culture and history along with language proficiency. A grammar review will be integrated with the course material. There will be weekly papers, oral presentations and a midterm and final examination. Cost:1 WL:4 (Fabian)

Section 002. The course is required for German concentrators. It is designed to increase students' proficiency in writing and speaking German. Articles on a variety of topics and some short fiction will form the basis for discussion and much of the writing. A review of grammar will accompany the writing assignments. Students will write essays once a week. Oral presentations will be given in the second half of the term. Texts: Virginia M. Coombs, et al, FACETTEN: DREIMAL BELEUCHTET. J.B. Conants, COCHRAN'S GERMAN REVIEW GRAMMAR, 4th edition. Cost:2 WL:4 (Grilk)

Section 003. The sequence of German 325 and 326 is required for concentration in German. It is primarily intended to improve fluency and accuracy in written and spoken German. About one third of the time is devoted to a systematic grammar review including translation from English to German. The remaining class time is devoted to German conversation based on readings and topics chosen at the discretion of the individual instructor. A German essay of one or two pages is assigned approximately every week. One or more five-minute oral presentations may be required. There are midterm and final examinations.

SECTION 004. This course is designed to improve fluency and accuracy in spoken and written German as well as to develop oral comprehension. The class will include a systematic grammar review, active vocabulary acquisition, discussions and debates based on short readings drawn from sources in contemporary literature, culture, politics, and business, and the regular viewing of German news. The class will also view German news programs and videos in the language lab. Students will be expected to write and revise one short essay on a weekly basis. The grade will be based on class participation, six short, in class oral presentations, the revised essays, midterm and final exams, and a final class project (to be undertaken in groups). Texts: COCHRAN'S GERMAN REVIEW GRAMMAR, 4th edition, and a text to be announced. Cost:2 WL:2 (Simpson)

326. Practice in Writing and Speaking German. German 232 or the equivalent. (3). (Excl).

SECTION 001. German 326 is a continuation of 325, emphasizing grammar review, conversation, and practice in writing. Requirements are similar to those of 325.

SECTION 002. German 326, a continuation of 325, is required for German concentrators. Except by special permission of the instructor, only students who have completed 325 should elect 326. The course is primarily intended to improve fluency and accuracy in written and spoken German. One hour each week is spent on a systematic grammar review including translation from English to German. The remaining class time is devoted to German conversation based on readings and topics chosen by both students and the instructor. A German essay of one to two pages is assigned approximately every week. Two brief oral presentations may be required. There will be a midterm and a final examination. Text: Cochran's GERMAN REVIEW GRAMMAR, 4th edition. [Cost:1] [WL:4] (Scholler)

329. Independent Study. Permission of chairman. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Independent study for students who need work in a certain area to complete their degrees and are unable to acquire from a regularly scheduled course.

350. Business German. German 232 or the equivalent. (3). (Excl).

This is an introduction to the vocabulary, practices and procedures found in German business activity. Included are the nomenclature of office procedure, business letters and reports. In addition the course examines the German educational and political system from the standpoint of business practices, such as merchandising and advertising. The reading consists of the reading of actual business, merchandising and advertising material. There is a midterm and a final examination, and the writing of papers and translations during the course is required. The text consists largely of a course pack and a basic text. [Cost:1] [WL:4] (Fabian)

381. Eighteenth to Nineteenth-Century Drama. German 232 or the equivalent. (3). (HU).

This course provides an introduction to German literature of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries through several of the great dramas of the period. In conjunction with German 382, 383, 384, or 385 this course can be elected in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a German concentration or for a German teaching major or minor. The course will begin with the reading of Lessing's lively comedy set against the backdrop of the Seven Years' War, MINNA VON BARNHELM. Our second text will be the best known in this entire period, DIE GRETCHEN-TRAGODIE from Goethe's FAUST. We also will read Kleist's PRINZ FRIEDRICH VON HOMBURG, which depicts the existential struggle of a young man in confrontation with death. The fourth play will be chosen according to the background of the class. Recently we have read Buchner. Each student will choose one play from this period to read outside of class. The emphasis of the course is on the analysis of the works, mainly in class discussion, mainly in German. Students will write two short interpretive papers either in English or German, and a final exam. [Cost:1] [WL:4] (Grilk)

382. Nineteenth to Twentieth-Century Drama. German 232 or the equivalent. (3). (HU).

The texts provide an introduction to German dramas of the 19th and 20th centuries. These dramas reflect not only the main literary but also the significant cultural and political trends of the period. In conjunction with German 381, 383, 384, or 385 this course can be taken in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a German concentration or for a German teaching major or minor. The emphasis is on the analysis of individual plays, but the instructor will include some biographical, literary and historical background. The texts are by Hauptmann, Schnitzler, Kaiser, Brecht, Durrenmatt and Frisch. The major language is German, but not exclusively. A term paper will be assigned. It may be in English. The final exam will consist of essay questions concerning the texts for the term. [Cost:1] [WL:2] (Cowen)

384. Short Fiction: Romanticism to Realism. German 232 or the equivalent. (3). (HU).

This course provides an introduction to some of the major figures and movements in German literature from the end of the eighteenth to the second half of the nineteenth century through the study of selected masterworks of short fiction. Furthermore, it offers the student the opportunity to gain some insight into the cultural as well as the social and political trends of this period. The readings consist of short works of fiction by such authors as L. Tieck, A.v.Arnim, E.T.A. Hoffmann, J.v.Eichendorff, H.v.Kleist, G. Buchner, A.v.Broste-Hulshoff, F. Grillparzer, and C.F. Meyer. German will be used as much as possible in this class. The course grade will be based on class participation and two papers. [Cost:1] [WL:5. Call me at 663-9673 about getting an override] (Weiss)

415. The German Language Past and Present. One year beyond 232 or the equivalent, or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

The objectives of German 415 are to introduce students to the assumptions, terminology, and methodologies of both descriptive and historical linguistics, and to apply these to a survey of the historical background of German from pre-literate times to the present, with emphasis on the emergence of the standard literary dialect. Although our main concern will be the internal structure of the language, we will relate this to the cultural context in which it has evolved. Instruction is through lectures and discussions. Evaluation will be based on homework problems, quizzes, short papers, and a final examination. Students should have attained at least fourth-term proficiency in German. Cost:2 WL:4 (Lippi-Green)

425. Intermediate Composition and Conversation. German 325 and 326; or the equivalent. (3). (Excl).

Various approaches are used to improve the student's written and spoken German. Each week a composition of at least two pages is assigned. Sometimes the instructor assigns specific topics while at other times students select their own. Occasionally students are required to listen to a tape on some aspect of German history or culture and to use it as a departure point for an essay. Class discussions are based on topics selected by the instructor and the students. Brief presentations by individual students are required. German is used exclusively in class. The final course grade is based on compositions as well as participation in discussion. German 425 is regularly offered during the Fall Term while German 426 is regularly offered during the Winter Term. German 426 may be taken independently of 425. [Cost:1] [WL:5. Call me at 663-9673 about getting an Override] (Weiss)

450. Medieval German Literature in Modern German Translation. One year beyond 232 or the equivalent, or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

The course is designed for students in all fields (including concentrators of German) who have a sufficient knowledge of German. It is an introduction to the study of the main literary genres of the centuries between approximately 700 and 1300. The readings will be selected from heroic, spiritual, courtly, and post-courtly literature. They will include the earliest medieval drama. Europe's first animal epic, and its first chivalric romance, its finest Tristan story, and its best known Parzival-Grail romance, the 'Nibelungenlied,' and pre-Boccaccian novella. The lyrics of the German troubadours will be treated, with musical illustrations, in the latter part of the term. The discussions will center upon thematic and moral concerns, ideological and cultural background as well as formal aspects of the works. Attention will also be directed to other literatures of the Middle Ages (e.g., Scandinavian, English, French). Texts: Books, as far as available, and course pack. Method of instruction: Lectures in German, discussions in German and English. The grade will be determined on the basis of class participation, a midterm exam, and a paper of medium length. Cost:1 WL:4 (Scholler)

458. German Literature after 1945. One year beyond 232 or the equivalent, or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

German literature written in the postwar period deals of necessity with questions of racial discrimination, in particular with antisemitism. It is also concerned with xenophobia and with gender discrimination, especially in works by women writers. Most of the works demonstrate the efforts of German writers to "come to terms" with the Third Reich. In doing so, they analyze German antisemitism at length in attempts to understand it. Others understand gender discrimination as a variety of fascism or imperialism, and thus link it to the sociology of racism. The term will be divided into three segments. The first will deal with antisemitism (mainly the Holocaust) in poetry, drama, and fiction from the late forties to the late eighties (Mann, Brecht, Celan, Sachs, Frisch, Honigmann, Weiss, J.Becker); the second with xenophobia, based on GANZ UNTEN by Gunter Wallraff; the third with the colonization of women as represented in works by Ingeborg Bachmann and Christa Wolf. Attention will be paid to the problems of both content and form in these works. Requirements will include oral presentations and a seminar paper (15-20 pages) to be written in stages during the term. All reading in German; language of instruction according to class preference. Cost:3 WL:3 (Fries)

472. German Literature from Its Beginning to the Present II. One year beyond 232 or the equivalent, or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

This course provides an overview that integrates the students' specialized knowledge of German writers, genres, and periods into a larger interdisciplinary context. The approach is three-fold: (1) Lectures in German sketch in the different philosophical, cultural, and socio-political backgrounds against which major literary works were created, certain genres flourished or disappeared, and literary movements arouse; (2) a literary history is read as a supplement to lectures and discussions, and (3) German texts from all genres (poetry, drama, narrative prose) are read in their entirety. German 471 is devoted to German literature from its beginnings to the Enlightenment; German 472 covers STURM UND DRANG through contemporary literature. While identification of significant milestones in German literary history is important, greater emphasis is placed one students' ability to compare, contrast, and assimilate works of different authors, movements, and interdisciplinary influences, and on the development of the students' esthetic sensitivity, critical judgment, and imagination. Cost:2 WL:2 (Cowen)

491. German Honors Proseminar. Senior Honors standing. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Completion of the sequence of German 491 and 492 is required for an Honors concentration in German. Interested students not already in the German Honors concentration program should apply to Professor Fries for admission (minimum 3.0 GPA with at least 3.5 in German). German 491 is regarded as a preparatory term in anticipation of 492 (Winter Term), in which each student writes an Honors thesis. The kinds of works to be read will thus be determined by the perceived needs of the students, geared possibly toward already-identified thesis topics and/or toward intensified focus on one genre, period, or specific authors, etc. Regardless of ultimate subject matter, the intent of the seminar will be to increase students' critical reading abilities and their familiarity with the employment of secondary literature. Requirements for the course include (at least) one oral presentation and two papers (totaling about 25 pages). Students are urged to contact Professor Fries in advance of the Fall Term to arrange an interview in which particular individual needs and interests will be discussed, so that the course may be tailored to fit each group. [Cost:2] [WL:3] (Fries)

499. Seminar in German Studies. One year beyond 232 or the equivalent, or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

GERMAN COMEDY? Yes, there are a great many of them, including Lessing's and Kleist's comedies on serious themes, the farces of the Viennese comedians and the bizarre and grotesque comedies by Durrenmatt and Frisch. The course will introduce us to over two hundred years of contributions to the genre by German-language playwrights German, Austrian and Swiss. Lectures accompanying class discussion will provide background for the readings. German will be the major language for the course; students may use either English or German for their papers. Two interpretive essays will be assigned, one at midterm and the other at the close of the term. Students will write a final exam consisting of short essay topics based on the reading for the term. Cost:2 WL:4 (Grilk)

500. Introduction to Germanic Linguistics. (3). (Excl).

In the first part of the term we will address the questions: What are the major problems in Germanic linguistics? How do people work with them and why are they interesting? For the remainder of the term we will explore 1) the identification of promising lines of research; 2) the development of working hypotheses; 3) research tools and sources of data; 4) methodology design and application; 5) responsible critical evaluation of published work. In this course the student should learn to consolidate theory with practical skills to initiate and execute independent research. Extensive readings will be made available through a course pack. There will be a great deal of library work associated with weekly assignments as well as a computer project. Grades will be based on performance in class, on weekly assignments and on a final writing project. Cost:2 WL:4 (Lippi-Green)

506. Seminar in the Structure of Modern German. German 415 or equivalent; or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

SOCIOHISTORICAL LINGUISTICS: EARLY NEW HIGH GERMAN. In this seminar we will first become familiar with the structure of German as it was written between approximately 1400 and 1700, based on our reading of a wide variety We will then consider the question of the relationship between written and spoken language varieties of the past, and how to approach the study of variation and change in ENHG from the perspective of socio-historical linguistics. The largest part of the seminar will involve a practical application of the theories we read about. We will target one syntactic and one phonological change in progress in sixteenth century German, and we will explore the methods for studying the social and stylistic correlates of the linguistic variation. This will require that each student become familiar with a variety of computer applications. To this end, each participant will be responsible for preparing one item for the corpus, and will then work with the corpus as a whole to target, isolate, and analyze the variation that interests us. After the first two or three meetings, we will be working as a class in the department linguistics lab. There will be readings in historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and history, as well as computerized assignments. Evaluation: based on class participation and contribution, quality of research and a final presentation and paper. Prerequisites: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Texts: two required texts and a course pack. Cost:3 WL:4 (Lippi-Green)

531(431)/Education D431. Teaching Methods. Senior standing; and candidate for a teaching certificate. (3). (Excl).

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical foundations of the teaching of German as a foreign language. The major approaches to foreign language teaching are discussed with particular emphasis on approaches that focus on communicative language learning/learning for proficiency. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of theories of language learning and teaching to the German language classroom. There will be a final written paper, and the participants of the course are expected to give several short oral papers. Teaching assistants enrolled for this course must also participate in the three-day orientation workshop provided by the department prior to the start of the Fall Term. Cost:2 (VanValkenberg)

540. Introduction to German Studies. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Proseminar for beginning graduate students, and others by permission, with a maximum of student participation. The course is to inform about: bibliographical tools, literary terminology, various methods to be applied to the study of literary works, of the history of literature from the Renaissance to the present, major aspects of poetics (genres, metrics, etc.) Students will give a presentation in class and a term paper resulting from it; there will be a final examination on bibliographical tools and literary terms. [Cost:2] [WL:4] (Schelle)

German Literature and Culture in English

Courses in this section do not require knowledge of German.

244. Diversity in German Literature and Culture. (3). (Excl).

This course is designed to introduce students to both general theoretical and specific historical aspects of diversity in German literature and culture. Through reading historical and literary texts (and seeing film, when required), the material presented will challenge the image of cultural hegemony in German-speaking countries (FRG, GDR, Austria, Switzerland) and to provide an overview, as well as a close-up look at the marginalized groups within a strongly dominant cultural context. The lectures will establish a framework in which the selected texts and films can be understood against the backdrop of the dominant culture. We will reconstruct the history of German attitudes to "otherness" from the middle ages through 19th-century colonialism, 20th-century fascism, and present problems posed by the reunification of Germany in a united Europe. Through readings, films, and journal articles, the class will consider related questions of race, identity, and difference within the context of German culture and society. The texts will include exemplary works of GASTARBEITERLITERATUR by second-generation German Turks, works by women, Afro-Germans, German-Jews, works from Namibia, Tanzania, Cameroon, literature in exile, German writers in Eastern Europe, as well as literature from the margins of society within Germany (created by sexual preference or radical politics), depending upon the focus of the professor. All reading will be provided in English translation. Cost:2 WL:4 (Simpson)

330. German Cinema. Junior or senior standing; or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

This course traces the development of the German cinema in its social, political and cultural context. It presents major films and filmmakers in relation to their historical circumstances and to developments in the other arts. The subject matter falls into three periods: The Expressionistic period of film making following World War I up to 1933, the era of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945, and from 1965 to the present. Filmmakers discussed include F.W. Murnau, Fritz Lang, G.W. Pabst, Volker Schlondorff, R.W. Fassbinder, Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders. The films cover various genres of fictional and documentary approach. Ten to twelve films will be shown. There will be some opportunity for additional viewing on an individual basis. The course will consist of lectures and directed discussions. The required readings consist of secondary material on the cultural background of the German cinema, and commentaries on the films and film makers. Students will write five short (two to four page) papers and a term paper. The films will be viewed in VHS format. Cost:2 WL:4 (Fabian)

417/Ling. 417/Anthro. 476. Principles and Methods of Historical Linguistics. Ling. 411 or equivalent. (3). (Excl).

See Linguistics 417. (Dworkin)

Scandinavian Courses (Division 471)

Second year DANISH (Danish 235) and first and second year SWEDISH (Swedish 103, 233) will be offered Fall Term, 1991. These languages are taught by lecturers from Denmark and Sweden who are experienced language teachers, and either language can be used to meet the LS&A foreign language requirement. Any students who would like to concentrate in Scandinavian Studies must complete two years of either Danish or Swedish. Second-year proficiency in Swedish is required to participate in The University of Michigan exchange program with the University of Uppsala, Sweden. For further information, contact Marzolf, Program Director (747-0420).

103. Elementary Swedish. (4). (FL).

For students with little or no previous knowledge of Swedish, this course provides a basic introduction to Swedish grammar and vocabulary, with the emphasis placed on developing communicative language skills. Extensive practice in listening, speaking and reading. The students will be evaluated on the basis of class participation, assignments and tests. The teacher is a native speaker from Sweden. [Cost:2] [WL:3]

233. Second-Year Swedish. Swedish 104. (4). (FL).

This course covers the material of a second year course in Swedish language. The emphasis is on speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. Readings are selected (for oral commentary) from contemporary Swedish prose, poetry and politics. Both books and newspapers are used. All instruction will be in Swedish and tests and examinations will be given at regular intervals. Grades will be determined on the basis of class participation and tests. Students needing Swedish 103 and 104 or the equivalent for entry into this course can meet the prerequisite by passing an examination given by the instructor. The teacher is a native speaker from Sweden. [Cost:2] [WL:3]

235. Second-Year Danish. Danish 106. (4). (FL).

This course covers the material of a second year course in Danish language. Emphasis is on speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. Readings are selected (for oral and written commentaries) from contemporary Danish poetry, prose, newspapers etc. All instruction will be given in Danish and tests and examinations will be given at regular intervals. Grades will be determined on a basis of performance and test results. [Cost:1]

Scandinavian Courses in English

Courses in this section do not require knowledge of a Scandinavian language.

349. Independent Study. Permission of instructor. (2-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

This course serves the needs of students who wish to develop special topics not offered in the Scandinavian Studies curriculum. It may be a program of directed readings with reports, or it may be a research project and long paper. Either must be supervised by a faculty member, and the student must have the faculty member's agreement before electing the course. This course is also used by concentrators for developing preliminary research and a prospectus for the senior thesis. (See M.Marzolf for this.)

460. Issues in Modern Scandinavia. Introductory sociology or introductory political science, or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

SCANDINAVIAN HEALTH POLICY. This course will begin with an overview of health policy development in the Scandinavian countries as a whole, emphasizing broad economic, political and socio-historical patterns. The introduction will also include the presentation of various tools and frameworks useful in policy analysis. The course will proceed by developing a case study: the Swedish health care system and health policy from the nineteenth century to the present. There will be a midterm, term paper and a final exam. Cost:3 WL:1 (Rosenthal)


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