Topics in German Culture|
Fall 2007 not offered
Discussion and written work will be based on current or very recent events and developments in Germany. Possible topics will be unification, the new Europe, multiculturalism, environmental issues, a literary work. The course will provide extensive practice in speaking and writing, using structured conversation, debates, formal vocabulary-building, analysis of different types of texts - journalistic, rhetorical, poetic, visual, scholarly, etc. - and writing assignments in different genres.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GRST-MN)(GRST)
Selections from magazines, newspapers, and other sources such as anthologies, literary texts, audio and video materials, contemporary films. One longer work. Some grammar review and vocabulary exercises.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly short papers, several oral reports, some quizzes, a final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is designed for highly motivated students who wish to refine their language skills while learning more about German culture. It counts toward the major in German Studies. Attendance at lectures and functions sponsored by the German Studies Department and the German Haus may be required. Class hours may be extended to accommodate film showings or special projects. Extra viewing sessions may be scheduled.
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