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German Studies
6084 Dartmouth Hall, Room 333
Hanover, New Hampshire
03755-3511
Telephone: (603) 646-2408
Fax: (603) 646-1474
 
Chair: Ellis Shookman
Ellis.Shookman@dartmouth.edu
 
Administrator: Wadeane Kunz
Wadeane.Kunz@dartmouth.edu
 

Fall 2015

Foreign Study Program (FSP - German 29-31): see Programs in Berlin. Directed by Irene Kacandes.

 

ZwergGerman 1. Introductory German. Taught at 9S by Petra McGillen and at 10 by an instructor to be announced. The 10 o'clock section will also use the x-hour on Thursday at 12. Introduction to written and spoken German. Intensive study of basic grammar and vocabulary through readings, oral and written drills, composition exercises, conversation, and practice in the virtual laboratory. Note: Textbook for the course is the 6th (sixth) edition of Deutsch: Na klar!, by Di Donato et al.

German 2. Introductory German. Taught at 9S by an instructor to be announced. Continued intensive study of basic grammar and vocabulary through readings, oral and written drills, composition exercises, conversation, and practice in the virtual laboratory. Textbook for the course is the 6th (sixth) edition of Deutsch: Na klar!, by Di Donato et al.

German 3. Intermediate German. Bertolt BrechtTaught at 9L by Eric Miller.  A continued intensive study of basic grammar and vocabulary through readings, oral and written drills, composition exercises, conversation, and practice in the virtual laboratory. This course completes the 6th (sixth) edition of Deutsch: Na klar!, by Di Donato et al. The final weeks of the term will introduce students to a close examination of a real German text - in this case, Bertolt Brecht's Der Ja-Sager, which they will also present in performance.
The completion of German 3 constitutes completion of College's language requirement.
 


die heutige Jugend

German 10.01. Intermediate German Language and Culture: To Be Young and German. Taught at 12 by Petra McGillen. This intermediate German language and culture class investigates youth cultures in the German-speaking world from the early 19th Century through today. We will analyze different ideas of youth and their political and cultural impact in four distinct units: fairy tales and nation building in the early 19th Century, sexual awakenings and sexual research in the early 20th Century, authoritarian regimes of the mid- and late 20th Century, and youth rebellion and disaffection in post-war and post-unification Germany. This course will review more complex grammar, expand vocabulary, and strengthen listening, speaking and writing skills. Conducted in German.

German 64. Franz Kafka and the Modern Self. Taught at 2A by Michael McGillen. Kafka's stories are the epitome of modern tragicomedy. In few other writers do we find despair and hope, guilt and redemption, dream and reality, in such close proximity. Kafka expresses the struggles of the modern self through the labyrinth-like character of his prose, through which we as readers must find a path. The course will read Kafka closely, with attention to questions of authority, law, and self-fulfillment, and develop strategies of literary criticism and interpretation. Conducted in German. Open to all classes.

German 85. Independent study project. Before the beginning of the term, and after consulting with a faculty member, students submit a proposal to the department.

 

Last Updated: 10/9/14