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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
 

Spring 2016

Philharmonie

Language Study Abroad (LSA): see Programs in Berlin (German 3, 5, 6). Directed by Klaus Mladek.

German 1. Introductory German. Taught at 9S by Yuliya Komska. 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. The textbook is the 6th edition of Deutsch: Na klar!, by Di Donato et al.

German 2. Introductory German. Taught at 10 by Yuliya Komska. It will also use the x-hour on Thursday at 12. Continued intensive study of basic grammar and vocabulary through readings, oral and written drills, composition exercises, conversation, and practice in the virtual laboratory. The textbook is the 6th edition of Deutsch: Na klar!, by Di Donato et al.

German 3. Intermediate German. Taught at 10 by Veronika Fuechtner. 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 edition of Deutsch: Na klar!, by Di Donato et al. The final weeks of the term will introduce students to a close examination of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's great drama, Der Besuch der alten Dame. The completion of German 3 constitutes completion of College's language requirement.

Medien
German 10.03. – Intermediate German Language and Culture: Understanding German Media. Taught at 12 by Gerd Gemünden. This intermediate course explores the media scene of contemporary Germany, with a focus on newspapers, TV, radio, and blogs. We will compare these media, study the kinds of language they produce, and analyze their place in contemporary German culture. Students will develop writing skills by practicing the stylistic conventions of each medium, learning to communicate effectively with different audiences. The course reviews grammar topics in detail, expands vocabulary, and strengthens listening, speaking, and writing skills. Conducted in German. Dist: ART. W Cult: W.

 

Gut und Boese

German 13. "Beyond Good and Evil." Taught at 12 by Veronika Fuechtner and other members of the department. Borrowing its title from Nietzsche, this course examines some of the most famous and infamous figures - mythological, fictional and historical - that have profoundly shaped German identity. While exploring the lives, works, and influence of the likes of Luther, Faust, and Leni Riefenstahl, students will not only develop a greater understanding of Wagner's question "What is German?" but also learn how the answer to that question has come to epitomize notions of good and evil in general. Taught in English. WCult: CI.

Trojanov

German 82: Breaking Bad: The Aesthetics of Evil. Taught in German by Ilija_Trojanow, the Max Kade Visiting Professor, at a time to be arranged. German literature is in an unique situation, having to deal with the grim past of two totalitarian regimes. How do recent works represent and reflect on systematic evil, how do they (if at all) devise villains within the nightmare of modern repression? What are the limitations on a postmodern Zeitgeist regarding this issue? Historical references (Mephisto, the Romantics) will come into play, as well as comparisons with the treatment of evil in popular culture (for example, TV serials).

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

German 87. Honors Thesis. By the middle of the previous term, and after consulting with a faculty member, students submit a proposal to the department.

Last Updated: 7/15/14