GERMANIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Courses in Dutch (Division 357)

111. First Special Speaking and Reading Course. Graduate students should elect the course as Dutch 511. (4). (LR).

This course provides the student with the basics of the Dutch language. We use the ultramodern Dutch course book: Code Nederlands, with tapes and computerprogram, and the basic work Introduction to Dutch, especially made for Americans. From everyday conversations, grammatical explanations, exercises, cultural discussions and homework, the student will get a wonderful introduction and first step into the Dutch language and the Dutch-speaking world. Books: F. Kuiken, A. van Kalsbeek Code Nederlands (2 vols.), Meulenhoff Educatief Amsterdam, F. Kuiken, A. van Kalsbeek Code Nederlands Oefenboek (2 vols.) Meulenhoff Educatief Amsterdam, W.Z. Shetter Introduction to Dutch (other title: DUTCH, a practical grammar), J.Delap Beginning Dutch Workbook (both:) Wolters-Noordhoff, Groningen. Cost:2 WL:3 (Broos)

231. Second-Year Dutch. Dutch 112 or the equivalent. Graduate students should elect the course as Dutch 531. (4). (LR).

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. Books: B.C. Donaldson, Beyond the dictionary in Dutch, Muiderberg: Coutinho, 1990; P. de Kleijn, E. Nieuwborg. Cost:2 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. The course will be conducted totally in Dutch. Cost:1 WL:3 (Broos)

German Courses (Division 379)

101. Elementary Course. All students with prior classwork in German must take the placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 100. (4). (LR).

This course is the first of a two-term sequence of an introduction to German. The four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing German will be developed on the basis of a solid footing in German grammar, and by the end of the sequence you will be able to understand uncomplicated written and spoken German texts and express simple thoughts well both in writing and in speech. You will also develop an understanding for life in the German-speaking world through readings and classwork. Course requirements include daily homework assignments, regular attendance, language laboratory assignments, three in-class tests, and a final examination. Instruction is done in English and German. The class is designed for students with no prior (or extremely limited) knowledge of 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). (LR).

This is the second term of the sequence described above (German 101). 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). (LR).

This course is an intensive (five hours per week) course which reviews the material normally covered in German 101 and teaches the materials normally covered in 102 as well. It is designed for students with prior knowledge of German but who are not yet advanced enough to move on to the second year courses. Building a solid grammar basis is a priority in the course, but all four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking will be developed. In addition you will develop further understanding of life in the German-speaking world. Course requirements include daily homework assignments, regular attendance, language laboratory assignments, four in-class tests, and a final examination. Instruction is in English and 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 Morgan and Strothman, Grammar for Reading German. 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. Cost:1 WL:2

112. Second Special Reading Course. German 111 or the equivalent (placement test). (4). (Excl).

The objective of this course is to teach students to read German for research purposes with the aid of a dictionary. Course content includes an intensive review of grammar and syntax followed by translations from texts in the humanities, the natural and social sciences. Choice of reading texts is determined in part by the composition of the class. Course requirements include daily preparation and recitation, one examination following the completion of the grammar review, one examination during the reading of assigned texts. The final examination requires the translation of sight passages with the aid of a dictionary. The course prerequisite is German 111 or a placement examination (CEEB, GSFLT, or departmental). Like German 111, German 112 is open only to graduate students and undergraduates in special programs. Cost:1 WL:2

231. Second-Year Course. German 102 or 103, or the equivalent (placement test). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 230 or 221. (4). (LR).

The first of a two-course sequence designed to increase the student's understanding of and ability to use the German language. Grammar from the first-year sequence will be reviewed and extended, and greater emphasis will be placed on reading German texts and talking and writing about them in German. Reading texts include both short literary works and non-fictional texts from a variety of fields ranging from history to science and the arts. Course requirements include daily homework assignments (reading and writing), regular attendance, some language laboratory assignments, three in-class tests, and a final examination. Instruction is in German and English.

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). (LR). Some sections of German 232 address special topics, e.g., music, philosophy, science, current political issues, etc.

Please note that some sections of this course address special topics and focus on material dealing specifically with these topics. See individual descriptions of the sections for topics and course requirements.

Section 001 Mathematical and Scientific German. In this course we will spend several weeks each reading, discussing, and actually doing some basic Math, Computer, Physics, Chemistry, and (time permitting) Biology work in German (just as Einstein learned to do these things in English...). The necessary vocabulary and grammar will be provided along the way. This should be easier than it perhaps sounds, because the technical terms are usually very similar in German and English, and there is a clear context for guessing the meaning of unknown words. No background in Math or science is assumed. Grades will be based on participation, homework, quizzes, and two exams. Cost:1 WL:2 (Rastalsky)

Section 002 The Search for the Self: From Nietzsche's Existential Revolt to the Mythical Worlds of Carl Jung and Hermann Hesse. In section 002 of German 232 we will devote the major part of the term to a reading of Hermann Hesse's Demian, a work that appeared right after World War I and probes the still vital questions about the meaning of evil and the nature of truth in the search for one's own genuine self. As background we will read a few simpler selections from the works of Carl Gustav Jung and Friedrich Nietzsche, who were major influences on Hesse's life and work. This will give us some insight into such important topics as the Kabbalah (Jewish mystical tradition), the Gnostic religious heritage, Jung's notion of the Collective Unconscious and the role of the dream in the human being's journey to vital maturity, and last but not least, Nietzsche's teachings on the "superman" and the will to power. We will have three short essays, periodic quizzes, midterm and final. Cost:1 WL:4 (Paslick)

Section 003. This is the second half of the two-term sequence of intermediate German, and continues the work of the first course, increasing both depth and accuracy of ability to use German in reading, as well as listening, speaking, and writing. The chief but not sole emphasis of this section is the reading of modern literary works, culminating in the reading and discussion of a full-length drama (Der Besuch der alten Dame by Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt). Course requirements include daily homework assignments including essays based on course materials, three in-class tests, and a final examination. Regular attendance and participation in class discussions is expected. Instruction and discussion is in German with some English.

Section 004 German Constitution. The political and cultural dimension of every state is closely connected to its legal foundations. The legal and moral foundations, in turn, often occasion and are discussed in literary and public discourse. In this course, we will concentrate on the German Constitution, the Grundgesetz, and pursue an understanding of this document with a particular emphasis on the legal aspects and consequences of the German reunification. In addition, we will compare this document with its American counterpart (studying both excerpts in the original and translations). Other sources will be literary texts and articles in which the ideological implications of legal foundations are exemplified and/or debated. Course requirements: 3 exams, 4 short papers, 2 oral presentations. The language of instruction is German. Cost:1 WL:2 (Rundholz-Weihe)

Section 005 Ausländer in Deutschland. This section will explore the "Ausländer-experience" in Germany starting with the influx into the then Bundesrepublik of foreign workers (Gastarbeiter) shortly after the end of WW II. We will examine the economic, geographic, social, political and cultural ramifications of this influx, with special emphasis on the resulting clash of cultures in Germany. These will be examined as they are presented by the Gastarbeiter and his family writing in German about their everyday life and experiences in Germany. We will be examining various genres and media presentations of the problem, such as prose, drama, film, poetry, music, newspaper and magazine articles, radio plays, and television. A look at post-Reunification developments in the "new" Bundesrepublik will round out the course. In addition to the readings and media activities, the students will write a number of essays and three short exams during the term. The language of instruction is German. (Van Valkenberg)

Section 006 Music and Culture. This course is the second half of the intermediate German sequence, and as such will continue to develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in German, but this will be done on the basis of readings taken from the field of music and where appropriate related fields such as art history, cultural history, etc. Grammar will be reviewed or expanded as needed for working with the texts, but the main emphasis is on developing the reading skills and vocabulary necessary for reading and discussing, both verbally and in writing, the material in German. Course requirements will include regular reading and writing assignments, regular participation in class discussions, in-class tests, and a short final paper. The course will be taught to the greatest extent practical in German. Cost:1 WL:4 (Weirick)

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

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. One hour each week 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. Cost:2 WL:2

Section 001 Modern Representations of the Totalitarian in History and Literature. German histories in the 20th century have often been interpreted under the aspect of totalitarianism. In this class, we will examine the topic of totalitarianism in historical and literary representations. Hannah Arendt's classic text on the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem will introduce the context and the banal incarnation of the totalitarian. Through the reading of Hein's and Koeppen's texts we will approach the topic from a literary vantage point, while the analysis of the Historians' Debate (Historikerstreit) will allow us to explore the place of the Holocaust in the historiographical and philosophical discussions about the totalitarian. The review of German grammar will be integrated in our readings. There will be occasional quizzes, a final exam covering grammar and one or two oral presentations. In addition, there will be a 2-4 page essay every other week, including rewrites. Texts: Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem. Ein Bericht von der Banalität der Bösen; "Historikerstreit." Die Dokumentation der Kontroverse um die Einzigartigkeit der nationalsozialistischen Judenvernichtung; Christoph Hein, Der Tangospieler; Wolfgang Koeppen, Der Tod in Rom; Dreyer/Schmitt, Lehr - und Übungsbuch der dt. Grammatik. Cost:2 WL:4 (Rast)

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

See German 325.

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

This course introduces students to the language of business German and gives them insight into Germany's place in the global economy. The course is organized around major business and economic topics, such as: the geography of business in Germany; the European Union and Germany's roll therein; trade; traffic and transportation; marketing; industry; money and banking; and ecology. In addition to the basic text, students will read actual business, merchandising and advertising material, newspapers and magazines. There will also be short videos on business and related topics. There will be 3 major exams, a number of short reports and papers, and a final exam. The language of instruction is German. Cost:1 WL:4 (VanValkenburg)

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 include the following texts in this order: Lessing: "Minna von Barnhelm," Lenz: "Die Soldaten," Goethe: "lphigenie," Schiller: "Maria Stuart," Kleist: "Prinz Friedrich von Homburg" and Büchner: "Woyzeck." The course will also include movies and available filmed versions of stage presentations of some of the plays, as well excerpts from the opera based on Lenz's play. The emphasis of the course is on the analysis of the works, mainly in class discussions. There will be one longer interpretive paper, a midterm exam and a final exam. These may be written in German or English. The language of instruction is German. Cost:1 WL:4 (Van Valkenburg)

383. German Lyric Poetry. German 232 or the equivalent. (3). (HU).

This course introduces students with a few years of the language to German lyric poetry, written from the age of Goethe to the present. We will use the latest edition of the anthology by Echtermeyer and von Wiese, Deutsche Gedichte and we will supplement it with mimeographed materials and (for Lieder settings) with records and tapes. During the first half of the term, we will learn the basic principles of metrics and traditional poetic forms. But the main purpose and the focus of the course is the comparative analysis and critical interpretation of selected poems. The possibilities as well as the limits of interpretation and evaluation will be established through discussions. We will also take a close look at some published translations and will attempt our own English versions. Method: Guided discussions (instructor will speak German, students have choice) and occasional background lectures. Student evaluation: Several short interpretative papers, a midterm and a final exam, all to be done in English on the basis of the German texts. Cost:1 WL:4 (Seidler)

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.Droste-Hulshoff, F. Grillparzer, and G. Keller. 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 growth and development of German from pre-literate times to the present, with emphasis on the emergence of the standard literary dialect. Although a major concern will be the internal structure of the language, we shall relate this to the cultural context in which the language has evolved. Instruction will be through lectures and discussion. Requirements include a number of homework problems; several in-class written exercises; a final examination; one 10-page term paper; and one 15-minute oral presentation to the class on the content of the term paper. Texts to purchase: Astrid Stedje, Deutsche Sprache gestern und heute; and Michael Clyne, Language and Society in the German-Speaking Countries. Cost:2 WL:3 (Kyes)

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 concentrators of German as well as students in other fields 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 include books and course pack. The grade will be determined on the basis of class participation, a midterm exam, and a paper of medium length. Cost:2 WL:4

457. Twentieth Century German Fiction. One year beyond 232 or the equivalent, or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

This seminar employs selected texts and films from about 1900 to Hitler's assumption of power. It focuses on the period as one of transition and new ideas, looking specifically at various artistic movements such as Dadaism, Futurism, and expressionism. It also considers a broad range of theoretical questions concerning language skepticism, "art for art's sake" versus political art, technology and the emergence of film and radio and their appeal to the "masses" ("Culture" versus "culture"); and the tensions between tradition and experimentation. Authors and film makers include Thomas Mann, Kafka, Hesse, Musil, Fleißer, Freud, Hofmannsthal, Döblin, Lang, and various members of the movements mentioned above. Course requirements: two in-class presentations and one term paper, to be submitted in stages and revised over the term (total pages: about 15-20). The language of instruction will be mostly German. Students' use of German for both classroom and paper is optional. Cost:3 WL:4 (Fries)

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 Studies. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Honors Concentration Advisor for admission into the program (minimum 3.0 GPA with at least 3.5 in German) for Fall term of their senior year, preferably but not necessarily as early as Winter term of their sophomore year. German 491 is regarded as a preparatory term in anticipation of 492 (Winter), in which each student writes an Honors thesis. The kinds of work to be read will be determined in part by the perceived needs of the students, geared possibly toward already-identified thesis topics and/or toward intensified focus on reading literary texts, acquiring and honing interdisciplinary research skills, and developing a persuasive and sustained argument. Every effort will be made to accommodate students with a broad range of interests from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Regardless of ultimate subject matter, the intent of the seminar will be to increase students' critical reading abilities in their chosen field of interest and their familiarity with secondary literature, source material, and contemporary scholarship. Requirements for the course include at least one oral presentation (depending on the number of participants) and two papers (to total about 25 pages, in German or English). Students are urged to contact the Honors Concentration Advisor 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 (Simpson)

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

This course is designed to provide the student with both the theoretical foundations of the teaching of German as a foreign language on the college and school levels and practical suggestions for how to best present material in the classroom. The major approaches to foreign language teaching will be discussed along with their practical implications in everyday teaching. Course requirements include regular reading assignments and preparation for class discussions, several short in-class presentations, short in-class tests, and a final written paper. Teaching assistants enrolled for this course must also participate in the departmental orientation workshop prior to the start of the Fall Term. Cost:1 WL:4 (Weirick)

540. Introduction to German Studies. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Theoretical Approaches to Goethe's
Wilhelm Meister. Instead of covering a number of texts from a single interpretive perspective, this seminar will attempt to read and re-read one work of fundamental importance under several different theoretical optics in succession. We will begin by rehearsing the history of German literary criticism by studying representative interpretations of the Lehrjahre (Goethe's contemporaries, Jungdeutschen, Nationalliberalen, Positivismus, Geistesgeschichte, Präfaschismus, Nationalsozialismus, Werkimmanent/New Criticism, Morphological/Archetypal), and then undertake both to study interpretations typical of various contemporary "schools" (Marxist, Sociological/New-Historical, Reader Response/Hermeneutic, Psychoanalytic, Formalist/Structuralist, Port-Structuralist, and Feminist) and to generate our own, original interpretations in the spirit of each. Cost:2 WL:none (Amrine)

German Literature and Culture in English

Courses in this section do not require knowledge of German.

171/Hist. 171/UC 171. Coming to Terms with Germany. (4). (HU).

An interdisciplinary course on German history and culture, beginning with the present and working backwards to unification under Bismark. This attempt to "come to terms with the [German] past" will consider not only social and political history, but also the philosophy, literature, art, music, and culture of "everyday life" generally. Cost:2 (Amrine & Eley)

330. German Cinema. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($12) required.
Section 001 The Illusion Ministry: Nazi Film and German Society. No German required.
One of the most conflicted moments in the history of the movies was between 1933 and 1945 in National Socialist Germany, a nation at the forefront of the technology and artistry of filmmaking but with an agenda to remake society to its political ends. Were the movies to serve as a means of mass indoctrination to a Nazi program, or as an escape from the tensely politicized daily life of the era? How was antisemitic racism inscribed in films marketed as popular entertainment? How did a reactionary social ideal of womanhood fit with the images of a radically new woman and her sexuality displayed on the big screen? When and how did popular movies encode war propaganda? Course offered in conjunction with a remarkable series of feature films never released in America to be screened at the Michigan Theatre. Requirements: one short essay, a midterm, and a final paper. No prerequisites or required standing. Cost:2 WL:4 (Spector)

375/MARC 375/Rel. 375. Celtic and Nordic Mythology. (3). (Excl).

See Religion 375. (Beck)

449. Special Topics in English Translation. Junior or senior standing; or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.
Section 001 GDR's Legacy in German Politics.
Germany's reunification has not only caused enormous economic and social problems. Moreover it has changed the Federal Republic beyond mere enlargement. The class will examine this unique merge of a former communist country with a western capitalist state. It will discuss the impact of this process on different spheres like the economy, social structure, political culture and party politics. Students will become acquainted with the essential traits of Germany's political system and the more general problems of postcommunist transitions to democracy. Readings and Course Requirements: The class will mainly be based on common readings. Students are expected to attend classes, to read the required texts and to participate in class discussion. Each student must give a short oral presentation on one of the topics (15 minutes) or write a brief paper on one of the basic concepts as midterm exam (2-3 pages). A longer research paper (10-12 pages) will be due at the end of the term. Your final grades will be the composite of class participation (30%), oral presentation or midterm paper (20%), and the research paper (50%). Cost:2 WL:2 (Thaa)

Scandinavian Courses (Division 471)

103. Elementary Swedish. (4). (LR).

For students with little or no previous knowledge of Swedish, this course provides a basic introduction to Swedish vocabulary and grammar, with the emphasis placed on developing communicative language skills. Extensive practice in listening, speaking and reading and writing. 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:4 (Olvegård)

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

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 and written commentary) from contemporary Swedish literature, such as fiction, lyrics, news articles, etc. 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:4 (Olvegård)

430. Colloquium in Scandinavian Literature. Reading knowledge of Swedish. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.
Section 001 Sweden and Scandinavia Today in Film and Literature.
For students with two years of Swedish (Elementary and Second-Year Swedish) or the equivalent. All writing, reading and talking will be in Swedish. We will watch new Swedish and Scandinavian films, and read modern fiction from the same countries, as bases for oral and written analyses and for classroom discussions. We will look at the picture and image of Scandinavia that these films and texts give us, and compare it with the "real life" that is presented to us through magazines and newspapers. Grades will be based on class participation, written assignments, and oral presentations. The teacher is a native speaker from Sweden. Cost:1 WL:4 (Olvegård)

Scandinavian Courses in English

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

331. Introduction to Scandinavian Civilization. (3). (HU).

The course provides the opportunity to become acquainted with the society and culture of modern Scandinavia: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. No knowledge of a Scandinavian language is required. Readings and lectures are in English. Several lectures are by guest specialists in history, social issues, the arts and literature. Students will research current topics on Scandinavia for class discussion, write two papers and final examination. Grades are based on class participation, papers and final. Cost:3 WL:1 (Marzolf)


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