In this course, students are invited to dive into the fascination ‘Fußball’. Introduction to the rules, soccer-jargon, teams, and players will be part of the class time, as well as historical and cultural aspects of soccer in the German-speaking countries. The material for discussions and student presentations is based on literary texts, Internet resources, videos, and two movies. The course will be conducted in German; weekly readings and motivated participation are required. Matters of German grammar, which may occur while improving the speaking, reading and writing skills, will be reviewed as needed. The course expects a strong interest in soccer and an existing familiarity with the sport.
Course requirements include class participation, a language journal, two essays, two class presentations, and a final project.
It is required that students have completed GERMAN 230, GERMAN 232, or RCLANG 291 or have received a 5 in the German AP exam. Students should also have a strong interest in soccer.