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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
 

Winter 2015

Ampelmann

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 9L and at 10 by Eric Miller. Both sections will also use the x-hour. 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 7. First Year Seminar. Taught at 10A by Bruce Duncan See Special Listings.

 


German 10.02. Intermediate German Language and Culture: From God's Subjects to Global Citizens. Taught at 12 by Michael McGillen. This course surveys history and culture of the German-speaking lands to investigate the individual's role in a changing society. Discussions will stress the uneven path of subjects, dependent on God, the ruler, or social hierarchy, towards becoming autonomous citizens. What role has philosophy, poetry, art, architecture, or music played in this emancipation process? Thinking and writing about this question will help intermediate language learners practice grammar, acquire vocabulary, and strengthen listening, speaking, and writing skills. Conducted in German.

 

Theater

German 65. Topics in Cultural Studies. Masterpieces of German Drama. Taught at 2A by Ellis Shookman. This course treats eight of the greatest plays ever written in German, paired to highlight historical links, thematic continuities, and formal innovations persisting throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Lessing's Nathan der Weise and Frisch's Andorra address issues of religious and racial tolerance; Goethe's Iphigenie and Kleist's Penthesilea analyze attitudes toward women; Schiller's Wallenstein and Brecht's Mutter Courage examine the causes of history; B├╝chner's Dantons Tod and Weiss's Marat/Sade debate the reasons for revolution. Aided by audio and visual means, students also read theoretical texts concerning theater as practiced in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This course also counts as the culminating experience for seniors majoring in German, who will meet as a group five times over the term during the x-hour. Conducted in German. Open to all classes.

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

 

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