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 is an intensive course for students who have no prior knowledge of Dutch. The course will be organized around the monolingual textbook, Code Nederlands, which emphasizes everyday conversation, grammatical explanations with written exercises, and includes a comprehensive vocabulary. Also, lessons from the text are supplemented by tape programs and special computer exercises. To enliven the class, the teacher will present the students with a variety of texts, music, video, and simple prose, which can serve as a starting point for conversation. Cost:2

112. Second Special Speaking and Reading Course. Dutch 111 or the equivalent. Graduate students should elect the course as Dutch 512. (4). (LR).

See Dutch 111.

German Courses (Division 379)

100. Intensive Elementary Course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 101, 102 or 103. (8). (LR).

This is an intensive introductory course intended for students who have not previously studied German. The course will systematically introduce students to the basic grammatical and communicative structure of German, focus on the development of fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as the development of analytic skills and strategies crucial to language learning and success in other academic fields. Authentic language materials, additional exercises and cultural materials will supplement the textbook. Regular attendance is imperative. This course is the equivalent of the first two terms of German.

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 write and speak German. The course uses traditional methods of instruction which presents rules of grammar and syntax as well as 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 met the LS&A foreign language requirement. Undergraduates must receive departmental permissions prior to electing the course. Cost:1 WL:2

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). (LR).

This is an intensive intermediate course which will reinforce and extend the grammar, vocabulary, speaking, and reading skills developed in first-year German. Students deal with texts from a variety of genre and fields. Authentic language and cultural materials, as well as media sources, are used to aid in acquisition and development of proficiency in German. Regular attendance is imperative. This course is the equivalent of the second two terms of German.

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.

See German 232 (Spring Term).

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

This course will focus on the culture of Germany and its reflection in the structure and interactions/transactions in the contemporary German business world (both within Germany and within the EU). Emphasis will be on developing a sensitivity to German culture which will enable the students to interact successfully in the German business world. Authentic materials will be used, and there will be field trips. Cost:1


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