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GERM V 1101x and y Elementary Full-Year Course I

Fundamentals of German grammar, comprehension of the spoken language, reading, writing, and speaking. Intensive aural-oral practice.
4 points No credit is given for V1101 unless V1102 has been satisfactorily completed.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM V1101
GERM
1101
69899
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
315 HAMILTON HALL
V. Huang 13 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1101
27236
002
MWF 1:10p - 2:25p
316 HAMILTON HALL
N. Ziolkowski 10 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1101
17195
003
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
316 HAMILTON HALL
B. Henkel 12 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1101
11506
004
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
315 HAMILTON HALL
J. Chaney 15 / 18 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: GERM V1101
GERM
1101
66171
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
313 HAMILTON HALL
A. Holt 9 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1101
22025
002
MWF 1:10p - 2:25p
315 HAMILTON HALL
S. Vaidean 18 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1101
20698
003
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
313 HAMILTON HALL
E. Moir 11 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1101
24755
004
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
313 HAMILTON HALL
T. Kurianowicz 12 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM V 1102x and y Elementary Course II

Similar to Elementary Course I, but different course material.
4 points No credit is given for V1101 unless V1102 has been satisfactorily completed.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM V1102
GERM
1102
25100
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
313 HAMILTON HALL
M. Swellander 9 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1102
20569
002
MWF 1:10p - 2:25p
315 HAMILTON HALL
A. Greene 13 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1102
29529
003
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
313 HAMILTON HALL
J. Schmiers-Heller 16 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1102
73141
004
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
313 HAMILTON HALL
R. Shields 16 / 18 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: GERM V1102
GERM
1102
71615
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
315 HAMILTON HALL
A. Greene 3 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1102
28445
002
MWF 1:10p - 2:25p
316 HAMILTON HALL
N. Ziolkowski 5 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1102
17612
003
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
315 HAMILTON HALL
V. Huang 5 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1102
29803
004
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
315 HAMILTON HALL
J. Chaney 8 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM V 1201x and y (Section 3) Intermediate German I

Complete grammar review through regular exercises. Wide range of texts are used for close and rapid reading and writing exercises. Practice in conversation aims at enlarging the vocabulary necessary for daily communication. - I. Motyl
Prerequisites: GERM V1102 or the equivalent.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM V1201
GERM
1201
73218
003
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
318 HAMILTON HALL
S. Salvo 8 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM V 1202x and y Intermediate Course II

Language study based on texts concerning culture and literature. Assignments include compositions in German and exercises of grammatical forms, both related to the texts. Class discussions in German provide oral and aural practice.
Prerequisites: GERM V1201 or the equivalent.
4 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM V1202
GERM
1202
00407
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
407 BARNARD HALL
F. Samartzi 5 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1202
68663
002
TuThF 1:10p - 2:25p
313 HAMILTON HALL
S. Vaidean 16 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1202
70129
003
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
413 HAMILTON HALL
C. Glore 18 / 18 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: GERM V1202
GERM
1202
62971
001
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
317 HAMILTON HALL
S. Vaidean 4 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1202
63297
002
TuThF 1:10p - 2:25p
407 HAMILTON HALL
J. Schmiers-Heller 7 / 20 [ More Info ]
GERM
1202
27335
003
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
318 HAMILTON HALL
C. Glore 7 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM BC 1210x (Section 1) German Grammar Review

An intensive study of key features of German grammar, with an emphasis on skill-building exercises and practical solutions to common problems of writing and speaking on the intermediate level; aims at building confidence in using simple and more complex sentence structures. - I. Motyl
2 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: GERM BC1210
GERM
1210
07495
001
W 12:00p - 1:50p
TBA
I. Motyl 2 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM V 1225y Accelerated Intermediate German I, II

Accelerated language study as preparation for Study Abroad in Berlin. - I. Motyl
Prerequisites: German V1102 Elementary II
8 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM V1225
GERM
1225
09862
001
MTuWTh 12:10p - 2:00p
207 MILBANK HALL
I. Motyl 6 [ More Info ]

GERM V 3001x Advanced German: Berlin

Intensive practice in oral and written German. Discussions, oral reports, and weekly written assignments, based on material of topical and stylistic variety taken from the German press and from literary sources.
Corequisites: Course either taken before or after GERM V3002.
2 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: GERM V3001
GERM
3001
63730
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
316 HAMILTON HALL
J. Schmiers-Heller 15 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM V 3002y Advanced German II: Vienna

Intensive practice in oral and written German. Discussions, oral reports, and weekly written assignments, based on material of topical and stylistic variety taken from German press and from literary sourses. - I. Motyl
Corequisites: Course either taken before or after GERM V3001.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM V3002
GERM
3002
07100
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
302 MILBANK HALL
I. Motyl 15 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM BC 3009x News and Views: Reception, Reporting, and Video Production

Advanced students practice and perfect their speaking, writing, and comprehension skills by viewing and analyzing German�language TV broadcasts�news and documentaries�and by researching, writing, producing, and filming their own video programs.
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

GERM BC 3010x Current Issues: Media and Politics in Germany and Austria

Advanced students improve language skills through exploration of political, cultural and intellectual debates and self perceptions in Germany and Austria. Discussion and analysis of print media, Internet, film and T.V.
Prerequisites: GERM V1202 or equivalent.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: GERM BC3010
GERM
3010
07147
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
TBA
I. Motyl 7 [ More Info ]

GERM BC 3012x (Section 1) In Love with Telenovelas

Examines popular culture and language through a German TV series. Advanced students practice and perfect their language skills by examining typical features and intercultural aspects of a German telenovela. Focus on main elements of genre, language, cultural context by comparing different versions. - I. Motyl
Prerequisites: Intermediate German II (V1202 or V1225) or equivalent. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

Literature Courses

The literature courses listed below are conducted in German.


In ENGLISH

GERM BC 3028y Contemporary German Prose Fiction (English)

Study of short prose texts and recent literary developments. Discussions of aspects such as: memory and Germany identity; fantasy and storytelling; borderlands and Berlin in contemporary literature. Readings include works by major writers and younger generations, from Grass and Christa Wolf to Biller, Honigmann, Johnson, Schneider, and Sebald. - E. Grimm
Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

GERM BC 3031x or y (Section 1) Major German Poets

Survey of major poets in the German language from classicism to modernism and postmodernism, paying attention to the transition from traditional verse to avant-garde forms. Readings from Goethe, Heine, Rilke, Celan, Bachmann. Relevant areas of literary theory will be included. - E. Grimm
Prerequisites: GERM V1202, the equivalent, or sophomore standing. General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

GERM BC 3050y German Migrant Literature

Examination of migration and the nomadic experience in the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis on the comprehension and construction of the"other" culture by travelers and migrants in fictional texts; and on questions of orientalism, colonialism, and multiculturalism. Texts by Chamisso, Heine, Seghers, Th. Mann, Ören, Atabay, Deleuze, Said, and Sassen. - E. Grimm
Prerequisites: GERM V1202, Sophomore standing or the equivalent or permission of the instructor.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM BC3050
GERM
3050
07080
001
TuTh 10:10a - 11:25a
303 ALTSCHUL HALL
E. Grimm 6 [ More Info ]

GERM BC 3057y Close-ups: German Literature and Photography

Discusses the profound influence of photography on modern literature and intellectual debates in the 20th century. Emphasis on creative and critical responses to documentary and aesthetic traditions of this visual medium. Foci are photographic evidence, montage, memory, sensationalism. Authors/Photographers: Benjamin, Rilke, Th. Mann, Tucholsky, Chr. Wolf, Sebald, Sander, Blossfeldt. - E. Grimm
General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

GERM BC 3061y Senior Seminar

German majors will write their senior thesis under the supervision of the instructor. - E. Grimm
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

GERM BC 3061y (Section 01) Senior Seminar

German majors will write their senior thesis under the supervision of the instructor. - E. Grimm
Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

GERM BC 3062y Senior Essay: Literature or German Studies

Supervised research into German literatures and cultures culminating in a critical paper. Regular consultations with the instructor at hours to be arranged.
Prerequisites: Open to senior majors. Permission of instructor required.
3 points

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM BC3062
GERM
3062
05158
001
TBA E. Grimm 0 [ More Info ]

GERM BC 3225x Germany's Traveling Cultures

Examines accounts of traveling or living in South America, Africa, and Germany from a postcolonial and transnational perspective. Discussion of German explorers, colonialism, global tourism, multiculturalism, focusing on the relationship between mobility and the formation of African, Jewish, Turkish bicultural identities in different historical contexts and geographical settings. Close attention to the role of language, ideology, and itinerary in visual, aural, and written records by A.v.Humboldt, Merian, J. Baker, Massaquoi, Wackwitz, Oezdamar, Akin. (This is the same course as BC3224, without the weekly discussions in German.) - E. Grimm
General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).
4 points

GERM BC 3233x or y From Decadence to Dada

Examines the transition from Viennese Modernism to Expressionism and Dada. Topics include the emergence of the modern psyche, the play of word and image, and the relationship between ecstatic experience and social unrest. Texts by Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal, Döblin, Kafka, Freud, and Salome. Film and montage by Richter, Höch, and Hausmann. This is the same course as GERM 3232 with the addition of weekly discussions in German for majors. - E. Grimm
General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL). General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT). Not offered in 2014-2015.
4 points

Courses Given in English




GERM BC 3215x From Text to Screen: German Literature and Film

Survey of screen adaptations of literary texts beginning with Weimar cinema and proceeding through to the present with a particular focus on cinematic modes of narration, spectatorship, and visual pleasure, as well as on the role of institutional frameworks. Readings in neo-Marxist, psychoanalytic and semiotic film theory. Texts by Wedekind, Fontane, H. Mann, and Musil and films by Pabst, Fassbinder, Wenders, and Trotta. [In English, extra sessions for German majors.]
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or the equivalent or permission of the instructor. Not offered in 2014-2015.
3 points

GERM BC 3224x Germany's Traveling Cultures

Examines accounts of traveling or living in South America, Africa, and Germany from a postcolonial and transnational perspective. Discussion of German explorers, colonialism, global tourism, multiculturalism, focusing on the relationship between mobility and the formation of African, Jewish, Turkish bicultural identities in different historical contexts and geographical settings. Close attention to the role of language, ideology, and itinerary in visual, aural, and written records by A.v.Humboldt, Merian, J. Baker, Massaquoi, Wackwitz, Oezdamar, Akin. [In English] - E. Grimm
General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL).
3 points

GERM BC 3232x or y From Decadence to Dada

Examines the transition from Viennese Modernism to Expressionism and Dada. Topics include: the emergence of the modern psyche, the play of word and image, and the relationship between ecstatic experience and social unrest. Texts by Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal, Döblin, Kafka, Freud, and Salomé. Film and montage by Hannah Höch, and others. (In English.) - E. Grimm
General Education Requirement: Cultures in Comparison (CUL). General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
3 points


Cross-Listed Courses

Germanic Languages

F1113 Elementary Intensive Reading Course, I

F1114 Elementary Intensive Reading, II

W1120 Preparation for Intermediate German

V1125 Accelerated Elementary German I & II

W1220 Berlin: Intensive Intermediate German

W1521 Intermediate Conversation, I

W1522 Intermediate Conversation, II

W3220 Berlin: Past and Present [In German]

W3333 Introduction To German Literature [In German]

W3675 German Literature In World Context [In English]

W3700 Introduction To German Intellectual History [In English]

C3991 Senior Seminar: Goethe [in German]

Drama and Theatre Arts (Barnard)

V3152 Nazism in Performance