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German Studies
6084 Dartmouth Hall, Room 333
Hanover, New Hampshire
Telephone: (603) 646-2408
Fax: (603) 646-1474
Chair: Ellis Shookman
Administrator: Wadeane Kunz
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Foreign Studies Program (FSP)

Foreign Studies Program (FSP)

Each fall, the Foreign Studies Program offers more advanced students an intense immersion in Berlin life and culture. The prerequisites: two courses (or the equivalent) beyond German 5 (but not including 7) - or permission of the chair. Students who participate on the summer LSA directly before may petition the director to have one of those courses waived. As with the LSA, students live with local families and take three Dartmouth courses taught exclusively in German. The program includes visits to concerts, operas, plays, and museums, as well as a trip to Vienna.


    • German 29: Cultural Studies Approach to Contemporary Germany and Berlin: Prof. Veronika Springmann. Introduction to contemporary German culture, identity and everyday life through close analysis of literary, filmic, architectural, political and other texts. Assignments to gain skills in analyzing construction of identity and expressing sophisticated ideas in written and spoken German. Carries major or minor credit. Distr: ART; WCult: CI or W.
    • German 30: Berlins Orte der Vergangenheit. Prof. Keith R. Allen, PhD. More than any other German city, Berlin encapsulates Germany's complex recent past. From the Brandenburg Gate to the Olympic Stadium and from the Wannsee to Alexanderplatz, every corner of the capital evokes memories of Nazi rule, World War II, Cold War divisions, or Unification. This course addresses significant aspects of postwar German history and cultural memory. In-depth studies of important developments will be complemented by visits to museums, historical sites and archives. Carries major or minor credit. Distrib: SOC; WCult: W.
    • German 31 (Introduction to German Theater) is taught by the Dartmouth faculty member in residence. Berlin is one of the culturally most vibrant cities in Europe. There are over a hundred theaters and several opera houses with performances that range from classical drama to vaudeville and from musicals to serious opera. For the FSP literature course, students will view stage productions and read, discuss, and write essays about the plays. The repertory varies from year to year. The primary focus is on theater, but we will also study prose texts and films. Carries major or minor credit. Distibr: LIT; WCult: W.

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Last Updated: 11/29/12