German 1. Introductory German. Taught at 9S by Ellis Shookman. 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 9S by Yuliya Komska and at 10 by Michael McGillen. The 10 o'clock section 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. Here is the syllabus.
German 7. First Year Seminar. Taught at 10A by Petra McGillen. 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. Dist: TMV. WCult: W.
German 65. Topics in Cultural Studies. Taught at 2A by Petra McGillen. Literature Meets Pulp Fiction: German Writers and the 19th-Century Media Market. To be a writer in 19th-century Germany meant to interact with a thriving media market: for the first time, writers wrote for a mass readership and published in illustrated magazines, where their writings appeared together with pulp fiction and visual images. Reading works by Heine, Fontane, Stifter, and others, we will explore the complex aesthetic strategies with which they responded to this medial challenge. Parts of this seminar will be conducted at the Rauner Special Collections to study the media-historical context hands-on. The seminar will provide an introduction to key arguments from Media Studies and their application to research in German Studies. Conducted in German. Open to all classes. Dist: LIT; WCult: W. This course also counts as the culminating experience for seniors majoring in German, who will meet as a group during the x-hour.
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.
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