Germanic Languages and Literatures

Courses in Dutch (Division 357)

112. Second Special Speaking and Reading Course. Dutch 111. Graduate students should elect the course as Dutch 512. (4). (LR).
This course, a continuation of Dutch 111, proceeds with the basics of the Dutch language. We will primarily use the monolingual text, Code Nederlands, in which each lesson consists of an everyday conversation, a grammatical explanation, exercises, a comprehensive vocabulary list of one topic, questions about the conversation, homework, and a special computer exercise. 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:3 WL:3 (Broos)
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232. Second-Year Dutch. Dutch 231. Graduate students should elect the course as Dutch 532. (4). (LR).
This course, a continuation of Dutch 231, will further examine the particular difficulties and subtleties of Dutch conversation and style. Grammatical items introduced in previous courses will be reviewed where necessary. Introduction to contemporary Dutch society by means of songs, video, comics, newspaper articles, and literature will enliven the course, which will be conducted mostly in Dutch. Required text: Code Nederlands, Volume 2. Cost:1 WL:3 (Broos)
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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:2
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492. Colloquium on Modern Dutch Culture and Literature. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
Section 001 Anne Frank in Past and Present.
The first part of this course will deal with the history of Anne Frank in the Netherlands, her hiding and arrest, her famous diary, its popularity, and the attacks on its authenticity. In the second part of the course we will look at the Holocaust, as portrayed in other accounts, diaries, stories, and films, with special emphasis on survivors and their problems, children of survivors, etc. Although some of the literary examples will be taken from the Dutch, all literature will be read in English and the course will be conducted in English. Requirements are summaries of given articles in course pack, a midterm paper, a short oral presentation, a final exam, regular class attendance, and participation in class discussions. Suggested reading: Anne Frank, (The Diary). Cost:2 WL:2 (Broos)
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495. Topics in Dutch Literature. Dutch 232. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
The course will examine prose and poetry of both the Netherlands and Belgium. Issues such as the influence of the Second World War, feminist writing, Dutch Indies Literature are among the many topics that will provide the students with material for discussion about authors, opinions, place and point of view of (modern) Dutch literature. The course will be conducted in Dutch. Cost:1 (Broos)
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