GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Winter 2021, Section 007 - German Comics and Graphic Novels
Instruction Mode: Section 007 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
4
Other:
Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 230 or RCLANG 291.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 221 or 231; or assignment by placement test.
Other Course Info:
All sections of GERMAN 232 address special topics, e.g., music, philosophy, science, current political issues, etc. F, W, Sp, Su.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Like most people, you probably know of someone who claims to have acquired another language simply by watching TV, listening to music or reading. What this student has figured out is that learner motivation and interesting, comprehensible material are the keys to advancing in a second language. This course exploits that very idea by offering students a wide variety of appealing, accessible reading materials, thanks to the recent boom in Germany’s production of comics and graphic novels. While we will read and discuss several important works together, the majority of the texts will be self-selected by the students from our large collection. Class time will be dedicated to speaking about the readings and creating our own comics. There will also be a number of regular writing assignments, such as a reading journal and three short essays. No experience in reading or making comics is required.

Class Format:

Instruction Mode: As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.

Learning Mode: Because this is a conversation class, we will have required synchronous discussions and activities. This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. Required synchronous meetings with the instructor will be conducted through Zoom. Students should have access to a camera and microphone.

Course Testing/Assessment: Assessments and homework will be asynchronous. This work will be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame.

Schedule

GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 Online
19096
Open
4
 
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TuWThF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
 Online
12757
Open
5
 
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TuWThF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (REC)
 Online
12758
Closed
0
 
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TuWThF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
 Online
12759
Closed
0
 
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TuWThF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (REC)
 Online
12760
Closed
0
 
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MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (REC)
 Online
17583
Open
8
 
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TuTh 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: The course instructor will work around evening exam conflicts in other classes--email gds.ugrad@umich.edu for an override.
007 (REC)
 Online
24199
Open
2
 
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MTuWTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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