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GER-E 121 AN INTRO TO GERMAN CULTURE (10697)

Instructor: Chaouli, Michel
Day & Time: TR 4:00 PM- 6:15 PM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 1106
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements: S&H GCC
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-03-03

Germany: An Imagined Nation An Introduction to German Culture What do the Luther Bible, the German national soccer team, a bank note from the 1920s, and an inscription on the gate of a Nazi concentration camp reveal about the deep link of culture and history in Germany? In this course, we will examine some significant objects drawn from various parts of life to understand how culture can both reinforce and undermine a sense of national identity. Germany is an unsettled nation, and more so than many other countries, it relies on cultural achievements¿on language, literature, art, and customs¿to assure itself of itself. We will see how and why. All readings and discussions in English. Neil MacGregor, Germany: Memories of a Nation (Knopf, ISBN-13: 978-1101911525) Hagen Schulze, Germany: A New History (Harvard, ISBN-13: 978-0674005457)

GER-E 122 FAIRY TALES GRIMMS TO TODAY (31375)

Instructor: Christner, Bettina
Day & Time: TR 1:00 PM- 2:15 PM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 1122
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements: A&H GCC
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

E122 Fairy Tales in Old and New Clothing Fairy tales are as old as the world and continue to be present in all cultures today. Worlds of magic, love, adventure, enchanted forests, witches, and beasts are drawing in young and old. But, what is it that fascinates us about these stories? What makes a tale a fairy tale? And what if they do not end happily ever after? This course will explore the complexities of the genre, its traditions, variations, and history by looking at fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm Hauff, Ludwig Bechstein, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian Andersen. Moreover, we will read the recent novel Reckless by Cornelia Funke who in her bestselling book series gives voice to the dark side of fairy tales. Required readings: Cornelia Funke (2011): Reckless (Series: Mirrorworld). New York and Boston: Little Brown and Company. ISBN-13: 978-0316056076

GER-E 336 INTRO STRUCTURE GER LANGUAGES (13475)

Instructor: Hall, Tracy Alan
Day & Time: MW 4:00 PM- 5:15 PM
Building & Room: Woodburn Hall 119
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements: N&M
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

This course provides students with an introduction to the linguistic structure of Germanic languages (e.g. English, German, Dutch, Yiddish, Norwegian, among others). It is meant to be accessible to students with no specific background in general linguistics and does not require knowledge of a particular Germanic language (other than English). The course consists of two parts: Part I investigates the structure of sounds (phonetics/phonology) and the structure of words (morphology) in Germanic languages. Part II considers the history of the Germanic languages, especially with respect to phonetics/phonology and morphology. The course pursues two goals: (1) to introduce students to the main structural and historical aspects of the Germanic languages, and (2) to introduce students to techniques for describing and analyzing these aspects of language, as commonly practiced by Germanic linguists. The course material will be in the form of extensive handouts. There are no required readings. The course grade will be determined as follows: Attendance and participation 10% Two quizzes 20% Homework assignments 50% Final examination 20% Ger-E336 counts toward COAS Distribution Requirement in NMMC/Mathematical Sciences and Cognition or Natural Sciences and Mathematics (N&M). The course counts as a 300-level course taught in English for the Germanic Studies major, the German minor, and the Germanic Studies minor.

GER-E 343 TOPICS IN DUTCH LITERATURE (31363)

Instructor: Ham, Esther
Day & Time: MW 4:00 PM- 6:15 PM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 1122
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements: A&H
Start Date: 2018-03-05 End Date: 2018-05-04

Taught in English; no prerequisites. Course open to graduates and undergraduates. For those trying to understand the Dutch and their culture, reading Dutch literature is a good place to start. Three themes have generally been dominant in the Netherlands for over a century: the relationship with the (former) East Indian colonies, the Second World War and the results of a Calvinist upbringing. Nowadays a new phenomenon is rising: hybrid literature. All these themes come back strongly in many so-called typically Dutch novels. In this course we will read books typical for all the themes mentioned above, from the midst of the 19th until the beginning of the 21 century and try to define if something like typical Dutch exists. Grading will entail: several writing assignments, a (midterm) quiz, and a final. Class participation is a requirement for successful completion of the course; therefore it also covers a solid part of the grade. Required texts: 1. Multatuli, Max Havelaar: Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company (Penguin Classics); ISBN 9780140445169 2. Harry Mulisch, The assault ISBN 9780002710114 3. Willem Frederik Hermans, Beyond sleep, ISBN 9781585679881 4. Kader Abdolah, The house of the mosque, ISBN 9781847672414 5. Hella Haasse, The black lake, ISBN: 9781846273230

GER-E 361 VIKINGS AND SAGAS (31359)

Instructor: Gade, Kari Ellen
Day & Time: MW 2:30 PM- 3:45 PM
Building & Room: Student Building (Frances Morg 138
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements: A&H
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

'Vikings and Sagas' is a course designed as an introduction to Old Norse history, culture, and literature, focusing on the Viking Age (c. 793-1066). In the course of the semester we shall explore the nature and expansion of Viking activities during that period (e.g., on the Continent, in the Mediterranean, in the British Isles, Ireland, Greenland, North America, as well as within Scandinavia itself). We shall examine the validity of the source-material (archaeological evidence, written records [annals, medieval histories, sagas]) and the different theories formulated to explain the onset of the Viking Age. The discussion of the cultural aspects will deal with such issues as social customs, law and legal systems, pagan religion, the conversion to Christianity, etc. We shall also focus on the image of the Vikings in contemporary society, and explore why the Viking-Age has continued to fascinate generations from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. During the course we shall read five sagas and two shorter tales that not only will serve as an introduction to Old Norse literature (prose and poetry), but also bring first-hand information about the socio-historical aspects of the Viking Age. These sagas will provide the background for a broader discussion of Old Norse-Icelandic literature, of the problems involved in using literature as historical sources, and of the sagas as literature from a modern point of view. (A&H, Taught in English)

GER-E 362 TOPICS IN SCANDINAVIAN CULTURE (31371)

Instructor: May, Gergana Gueorguieva
Day & Time: TR 4:00 PM- 6:15 PM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 1118
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements: A&H GCC
Start Date: 2018-03-05 End Date: 2018-05-04

Topic: The Multiethnic North The steady influx of immigrants to the Scandinavian countries during the past forty years, as well as the increased awareness and changing attitudes towards the Sami culture in the arctic area, have gradually transformed these traditionally perceived as single-ethnic societies into vibrant multi-cultural entities. This course will approach the cultural, historic and ethno-linguistic region ¿Scandinavia¿ through the exciting lens of its ethnic "other": the immigrant and the Sami populations. Through literary works, films and musical pieces we will hear stories of migration and exile, split identity, bilingualism and loneliness, but also of the intoxicating experience of gaining freedom and the appreciation of creative challenge and cultural enrichment. Through them we will address the way Scandinavia comprehends and relates to ethnicity and belonging, and will reflect on issues of indigenous peoples and displaced people: their interaction with the dominant culture and the way they cope with internal challenges.

GER-G 100 BEGINNING GERMAN I (2845)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MTRF 10:10 AM- 11:00 AM
Building & Room: Sycamore Hall 0013
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 100 BEGINNING GERMAN I (2846)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MTRF 11:15 AM- 12:05 PM
Building & Room: Sycamore Hall 0013
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 100 BEGINNING GERMAN I (2847)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MTWR 6:50 PM- 7:40 PM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 222
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 150 BEGINNING GERMAN II (2848)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MTRF 10:10 AM- 11:00 AM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 138
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Prerequisite: G100 with a minimum grade of C-, an equivalent course at another institution, or placement. G150 continues the two semester introduction to the German language as presented in the textbook, Netzwerk Deutsch. Canvas online work and written homework are an intrinsic part of the course, as is daily review and course preparation. Regular mandatory oral and written tests are designed to give feedback to students and teaching staff and count towards the final grade. Active class participation is an important requirement for successful completion of the course, as is a passing grade on the final examination.. To proceed to G200, students need to earn a grade of C- or better in G150.

GER-G 150 BEGINNING GERMAN II (2849)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MTRF 11:15 AM- 12:05 PM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 138
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Prerequisite: G100 with a minimum grade of C-, an equivalent course at another institution, or placement. G150 continues the two semester introduction to the German language as presented in the textbook, Netzwerk Deutsch. Canvas online work and written homework are an intrinsic part of the course, as is daily review and course preparation. Regular mandatory oral and written tests are designed to give feedback to students and teaching staff and count towards the final grade. Active class participation is an important requirement for successful completion of the course, as is a passing grade on the final examination.. To proceed to G200, students need to earn a grade of C- or better in G150.

GER-G 150 BEGINNING GERMAN II (2850)

Instructor: Langjahr, Nikole
Day & Time: MTRF 12:20 PM- 1:10 PM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 138
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

German 150 is the second course in IU¿s German-language sequence for students who have either tested into this level with previous knowledge of German, or who have successfully passed G100 with no lower than a C-. This course develops your ability to communicate in German, and your familiarity with the structure of the German language. By the end of this course, you should be able to conduct simple conversations in German, and to read and write about a variety of topics. Quite a bit of our material will focus on work-related situations. IMPORTANT: Even though we use different materials than the other G150 sections, we cover similar topics and grammar, thus enabling you to continue with any section of G200 next semester.

GER-G 150 BEGINNING GERMAN II (2851)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MTRF 1:25 PM- 2:15 PM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 138
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Prerequisite: G100 with a minimum grade of C-, an equivalent course at another institution, or placement. G150 continues the two semester introduction to the German language as presented in the textbook, Netzwerk Deutsch. Canvas online work and written homework are an intrinsic part of the course, as is daily review and course preparation. Regular mandatory oral and written tests are designed to give feedback to students and teaching staff and count towards the final grade. Active class participation is an important requirement for successful completion of the course, as is a passing grade on the final examination.. To proceed to G200, students need to earn a grade of C- or better in G150.

GER-G 150 BEGINNING GERMAN II (2852)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MTRF 1:25 PM- 2:15 PM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 315
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Prerequisite: G100 with a minimum grade of C-, an equivalent course at another institution, or placement. G150 continues the two semester introduction to the German language as presented in the textbook, Netzwerk Deutsch. Canvas online work and written homework are an intrinsic part of the course, as is daily review and course preparation. Regular mandatory oral and written tests are designed to give feedback to students and teaching staff and count towards the final grade. Active class participation is an important requirement for successful completion of the course, as is a passing grade on the final examination.. To proceed to G200, students need to earn a grade of C- or better in G150.

GER-G 150 BEGINNING GERMAN II (2853)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MTWR 6:50 PM- 7:40 PM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 241
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Prerequisite: G100 with a minimum grade of C-, an equivalent course at another institution, or placement. G150 continues the two semester introduction to the German language as presented in the textbook, Netzwerk Deutsch. Canvas online work and written homework are an intrinsic part of the course, as is daily review and course preparation. Regular mandatory oral and written tests are designed to give feedback to students and teaching staff and count towards the final grade. Active class participation is an important requirement for successful completion of the course, as is a passing grade on the final examination.. To proceed to G200, students need to earn a grade of C- or better in G150.

GER-G 150 BEGINNING GERMAN II (7915)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MTRF 8:00 AM- 8:50 AM
Building & Room: Sycamore Hall 0013
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Prerequisite: G100 with a minimum grade of C-, an equivalent course at another institution, or placement. G150 continues the two semester introduction to the German language as presented in the textbook, Netzwerk Deutsch. Canvas online work and written homework are an intrinsic part of the course, as is daily review and course preparation. Regular mandatory oral and written tests are designed to give feedback to students and teaching staff and count towards the final grade. Active class participation is an important requirement for successful completion of the course, as is a passing grade on the final examination.. To proceed to G200, students need to earn a grade of C- or better in G150.

GER-G 200 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I (2854)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MWF 9:05 AM- 9:55 AM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 0007
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 200 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I (2855)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MWF 11:15 AM- 12:05 PM
Building & Room: Student Building (Frances Morg 138
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 200 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I (2856)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MWR 6:50 PM- 7:40 PM
Building & Room: Sycamore Hall 0013
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 250 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (2857)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MWF 9:05 AM- 9:55 AM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 0011
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 250 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (2858)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MWF 11:15 AM- 12:05 PM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 0007
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 250 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (2859)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MWF 12:20 PM- 1:10 PM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 0007
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 250 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (2860)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MWR 6:50 PM- 7:40 PM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 0013
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 250 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (7983)

Instructor: Norris, Amy Lynn
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 250 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (8095)

Instructor: Dawn, Kristen Michelle
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 250 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (6849)

Instructor: Krahl, Fritz T
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 250 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (7705)

Instructor: Adams, Kevin L
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 250 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (7706)

Instructor: Boyle, Laura Justine
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 250 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (7708)

Instructor: Musillami, Ruth Behrman
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 250 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (9132)

Instructor: Jaquess, M Ben
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 300 FIFTH-SEMESTER COLLEGE GERMAN (2861)

Instructor: Even, Susanne
Day & Time: MWF 10:10 AM- 11:00 AM
Building & Room: Woodburn Hall 007
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 300 FIFTH-SEMESTER COLLEGE GERMAN (2862)

Instructor: Even, Susanne
Day & Time: MWF 1:25 PM- 2:15 PM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 0007
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 330 SIXTH-SEMESTER COLLEGE GERMAN (2863)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MWF 12:20 PM- 1:10 PM
Building & Room: Woodburn Hall 119
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 330 SIXTH-SEMESTER COLLEGE GERMAN (7090)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MWF 10:10 AM- 11:00 AM
Building & Room: Woodburn Hall 104
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 375 CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN (6216)

Instructor: Langjahr, Nikole
Day & Time: MWF 11:15 AM- 12:05 PM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 336
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

This course has two objectives * To provide a setting for intermediate students who wish to improve their oral communication skills in German by familiarizing them with strategies, vocabulary, topics and cultural background to do so. This course is mostly meant for shy students, students who need to build their vocabulary, or for those who have not had enough oral practice in their previous German learning environments. We will also focus on improving pronunciation. * To raise students' awareness of subtle and not-so-subtle differences in cultural norms, behaviors and attitudes, thus preparing them for an extended stay in Germany. Class activities may include discussions in small groups, pair work, skits, verbal and nonverbal communication exercises, pronunciation practice, class facilitation by individual students, and short lectures by the instructor.

GER-G 397 RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP (2864)

Instructor: Robinson, Benjamin Butt
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 2.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 399 HONORS TUTORIAL (2865)

Instructor: Robinson, Benjamin Butt
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 2.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 400 ADVANCED COLLEGE GERMAN (2866)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MWF 12:20 PM- 1:10 PM
Building & Room: Jordan Hall A105
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

This course is an advanced language course whose goal is to improve students¿ reading and writing skills, enhance their mastery of grammatical and idiomatic structures, and at the same time introduce them to German literature and culture. We will study short texts, films, and paintings, observe changes in style and ideas in order to gain an overview as well as deeper insights into German-speaking culture while improving language skills along the way. The course is thus the ideal preparation for more advanced levels of learning in the field of German. At the end of the course, students should be able to read German literary texts fluently and express critical views and ideas eloquently in oral and written German. Grammar will be reviewed and basic tools for the analysis of texts will be introduced. Required Texts: - Maierhofer / Klocke: Deutsche Literatur im Kontext. 1750-2000. Newburyport: Focus Publishing 2008. ISBN: 9781585102631 - Dreyer/Schmitt: A Practice Grammar of German, New Edition. Hueber 2010. ISBN: 9783193272553

GER-G 404 MODERN GERMAN LITERATURE (31373)

Instructor: Turk, Johannes
Day & Time: MW 9:30 AM- 10:45 AM
Building & Room: Hutton Honors College 108
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements: A&H
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Topic: Revolution, Community, Art: German Literature since Romanticism After the French and the Haitian revolutions, the meaning of community and the contribution of art to life are open to reinterpretation. We will examine how German literature and thought offers new insights into what it means to live a fulfilled life with others. This course examines major works of the German literary tradition since Romanticism. Its aim is to introduce you to modern German literature and help you develop an informed view on the major themes and problems that gave rise to the novellas, plays and poems we read. It will also provide the knowledge necessary to understand literary genres and forms. We will not only discuss the texts, but also paintings and films that allow us to gain a more vivid perspective on the writers and their time. The course will also contribute to the improvement of your German. Discussions and short lectures will be in German. Brecht, Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis George, poems Goethe, Hermann und Dorothea Hauptmann, Vor Sonnenaufgang Heine, Nachtgedanken, In der Fremde and other poems and letters Hölderlin, poems Kafka, Die Kaiserliche Botschaft Kleist, Die Verlobung in St.Domingo and other writings Thomas Mann, Mario und der Zauberer Sebald, Die Ausgewanderten Stifter, Granit Some of these texts as well as additional readings will be provided on e-reserve. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bookorders: - Brecht, Der kaukasische Kreidekreis (Suhrkamp BasisBibliothek) ISBN-13: 9783518188422 - Goethe, Herman und Dorothea, Reclam ISBN: 9783150000557 - Hauptmann, Vor Sonnenaufgang, Vor Sonnenaufgang: Soziales Drama, Ullstein Verlag ISBN-13: 9783548235646 - Thomas Mann, Mario und der Zauberer: ein tragisches Reiseerlebnis, Fischer ISBN-13: 9783596293209 - Kleist, Das Erdbeben in Chili. Die Marquise von O.... Die Verlobung in St. Domingo (Suhrkamp BasisBibliothek) ISBN-13: 9783518188934 - Sebald, Die Ausgewanderten Fischer Verlag ISBN-13: 9783596120567 - Stifter, Granit Reclam ISBN: 9783150076026

GER-G 415 PERSPECTIVES ON GERMAN LIT (31374)

Instructor: Weiner, Marc A.
Day & Time: TR 11:15 AM- 12:30 PM
Building & Room: Sycamore Hall 106
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements: A&H
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Topic: "Das Genie" The course examines one of the most cherished, pervasive, and contested concepts in the history of Western civilization: the genius. What is a genius? Is he (and until the early 20th century, it was definitely a "he," and not a "she") someone who masters a craft and then transforms it, or a natural force that transcends mundane rules and the limits of mere mortals? Is he a vessel through which a greater power speaks, or a dynamo of original and intentional creation? Is ingenious creation always spontaneous, or can it be gradual? Is the genius always an artist, or does he show up in other areas of human activity? Do we associate a given kind of genius with a given national provenance? And finally, who decides who's a genius and who's not, or in other words, when does a genius turn into a charlatan? The course is intended to raise all of these issues through examination of a number of different kinds of works (philosophical theory, essay, short story, drama, aesthetic treatise, music drama, psychological biography, cultural criticism, and the novel), with emphasis given to those from German-speaking Europe. While we will begin with the figure of the inspired poet in classical antiquity and the divine artist in the Renaissance, we will then proceed to an examination of the questions above and the genres just identified from the Enlightenment to the "Sturm und Drang," Classism, and early and late Romanticism, to the Fin-de-Siecle and the Weimar Republic, and finally to the immediate aftermath of World War II. There will be one midterm exam, and in the final weeks of the course, preceding exam week, students will give a short presentation in which they describe an independent research project, the subject of which will have been agreed upon by the student and the instructor no later than three weeks beforehand. These projects will form the basis of the final paper, which will be due at the time scheduled for the final exam (in place of the exam). There will be ten quizzes over the course of the semester, each of which will become available on Canvas the day before the object of its inquiry will be discussed in class; that is, it will be based on the assignment for that class. Your presence and participation in discussions are an important part of the dynamic of the class. Grades will be computed as follows: Attendance = 20% Participation = 20% Quizzes = 10% Midterm = 25% Presentation and Final Paper = 25% Required text: Mann, Thomas. Doctor Faustus: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn as Told by a Friend. Vintage; 1st Vintage Intl Edition/6th Printing edition (July 27, 1999). ISBN-13: 978-0375701160. Or Mann, Thomas. Doktor Faustus: Das Leben des deutschen Tonsetzers Adrian Leverkühn erzählt von einem Freunde. Frankfurt a/M: Fischer, 1990. ISBN-13: 978-3596294282.

GER-G 416 STUDIES IN GERMAN AUTHORS (6421)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements: A&H
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 421 CONTEMPORARY GERMANY: OVERVIEW (5284)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements: S&H
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 492 READ IN GER FOR GRAD STUDENTS (2868)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MW 6:50 PM- 8:20 PM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 105
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 492 READ IN GER FOR GRAD STUDENTS (2869)

Instructor: TBD
Day & Time: MW 6:50 PM- 8:20 PM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 105
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 496 ADV GERMAN LANGUAGE ABROAD (2870)

Instructor: Robinson, Benjamin Butt
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 6.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-G 499 HONORS THESIS (2871)

Instructor: Robinson, Benjamin Butt
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-K 150 BEGINNING NORWEGIAN II (2878)

Instructor: May, Gergana Gueorguieva
Day & Time: MTWF 11:15 AM- 12:05 PM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 315
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

*This course meets with graduate course K502. This is a second semester language course, which will continue to introduce you to the fundamentals of the Norwegian language and will provide you with the tools to function in an everyday context. You will be able to discuss daily topics such as food, weather, housing, clothing, health, likes/dislikes, and travel. Authentic cultural materials will be used whenever possible. Class meetings are an invaluable immersion experience; therefore, your attendance and participation are essential to being successful. Homework will deal with grammar exercises, but essay writing will gradually be required. Weekly quizzes, two tests and two oral exams will count toward the final grade.

GER-K 250 INTERMEDIATE NORWEGIAN II (4913)

Instructor: May, Gergana Gueorguieva
Day & Time: MWF 12:20 PM- 1:10 PM
Building & Room: Ballantine Hall 315
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

K250 is a fourth semester language course, which will continue to build on your existing knowledge of Norwegian, strengthening and expanding the language tools you already possess to make you able to move beyond the everyday topics and into more specialized areas of conversation. We will focus on your ability to narrate and describe in Norwegian, as well as to construct well-rounded paragraphs. Topics of discussion will include Norwegian geography, history, society, folk narrative, school-system, food and well-being. We will use mainly authentic cultural materials. You will be required to do all the reading at home. Class time will be devoted exclusively to conversation/discussion and going over specific grammar topics and exercises. Every third week there will be a test on vocabulary and/or grammar. Weekly essays will also be required. Two written exams and one oral interview will count toward your final grade.

GER-N 150 INTENSIVE DUTCH II (8772)

Instructor: Ham, Esther
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room: Bldg Not Assigned TBA
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Focus on the grammar continues in the spring. Concentration on text reading, however, will be more intense. Texts include short stories and newspaper articles. Class periods will be spent on discussions of the assigned texts. These discussions will be conducted in Dutch. Homework will deal with advanced grammar exercises and essay writing will gradually be required (1-2 pages per week). Weekly quizzes, a mid term, a final exam, and a paper plus presentation will count towards the final grade. Required texts: 1 E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen? Nederlands Centrum , Buitenlanders, Utrecht, Edition 2004. ISBN 9789055170982 2 E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen? English supplement. Nederlands Centrum Buitenlanders, Utrecht, Edition, 1998. ISBN 9789055171170

GER-N 150 INTENSIVE DUTCH II (2880)

Instructor: Ham, Esther
Day & Time: MTWR 11:15 AM- 12:05 PM
Building & Room: Sycamore Hall 0009
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Focus on the grammar continues in the spring. Concentration on text reading, however, will be more intense. Texts include short stories and newspaper articles. Class periods will be spent on discussions of the assigned texts. These discussions will be conducted in Dutch. Homework will deal with advanced grammar exercises and essay writing will gradually be required (1-2 pages per week). Weekly quizzes, a mid term, a final exam, and a paper plus presentation will count towards the final grade. Required texts: 1 E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen? Nederlands Centrum , Buitenlanders, Utrecht, Edition 2004. ISBN 9789055170982 2 E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen? English supplement. Nederlands Centrum Buitenlanders, Utrecht, Edition, 1998. ISBN 9789055171170

GER-N 150 INTENSIVE DUTCH II (35324)

Instructor: Ham, Esther
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-N 250 DUTCH READING, COMP & CONV II (10897)

Instructor: Ham, Esther
Day & Time: MWF 10:10 AM- 11:00 AM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 0007
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Prerequisite: N200/N403 or permission of the instructor The skills focused on in the 4th semester are: perfection of speaking, grammar and writing. The films and television series will help your listening comprehension of the native language spoken in a natural environment. Oral skills will be enhanced by active participation in discussions and by presenting two main projects in class and smaller ones throughout the semester. Quizzes, a midterm and a final, will count towards the final grade. Required texts: * course reader

GER-N 330 ADVANCED DUTCH II (35234)

Instructor: Ham, Esther
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-N 400 TOPICS IN DUTCH CULTURE & LIT (11038)

Instructor: Ham, Esther
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements: A&H GCC
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-N 402 INTENSIVE DUTCH II (10212)

Instructor: Ham, Esther
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Focus on the grammar continues in the spring. Concentration on text reading, however, will be more intense. Texts include short stories and newspaper articles. Class periods will be spent on discussions of the assigned texts. These discussions will be conducted in Dutch. Homework will deal with advanced grammar exercises and essay writing will gradually be required (1-2 pages per week). Weekly quizzes, a mid term, a final exam, and a paper plus presentation will count towards the final grade. Required texts: 1 E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen? Nederlands Centrum , Buitenlanders, Utrecht, Edition 2004. ISBN 9789055170982 2 E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen? English supplement. Nederlands Centrum Buitenlanders, Utrecht, Edition, 1998. ISBN 9789055171170

GER-N 402 INTENSIVE DUTCH II (13603)

Instructor: Ham, Esther
Day & Time: MTWR 11:15 AM- 12:05 PM
Building & Room: Sycamore Hall 0009
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Focus on the grammar continues in the spring. Concentration on text reading, however, will be more intense. Texts include short stories and newspaper articles. Class periods will be spent on discussions of the assigned texts. These discussions will be conducted in Dutch. Homework will deal with advanced grammar exercises and essay writing will gradually be required (1-2 pages per week). Weekly quizzes, a mid term, a final exam, and a paper plus presentation will count towards the final grade. Required texts: 1 E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen? Nederlands Centrum , Buitenlanders, Utrecht, Edition 2004. ISBN 9789055170982 2 E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen? English supplement. Nederlands Centrum Buitenlanders, Utrecht, Edition, 1998. ISBN 9789055171170

GER-N 404 DUTCH READING, COMP & CONV II (10898)

Instructor: Ham, Esther
Day & Time: MWF 10:10 AM- 11:00 AM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 0007
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Prerequisite: N200/N403 or permission of the instructor The skills focused on in the 4th semester are: perfection of speaking, grammar and writing. The films and television series will help your listening comprehension of the native language spoken in a natural environment. Oral skills will be enhanced by active participation in discussions and by presenting two main projects in class and smaller ones throughout the semester. Quizzes, a midterm and a final, will count towards the final grade. Required texts: * course reader

GER-X 371 COLLEGE TEACHING INTERNSHIP (2867)

Instructor: Robinson, Benjamin Butt
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 2.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-X 490 INDIV READINGS IN GERMANIC LIT (12487)

Instructor: Robinson, Benjamin Butt
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-X 491 INDIV RDNGS:SCANDINAVN STUDIES (6710)

Instructor: May, Gergana Gueorguieva
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-X 492 INDIV RDNGS:NETHERLNDC STUDIES (6711)

Instructor: Ham, Esther
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-X 492 INDIV RDNGS:NETHERLNDC STUDIES (12380)

Instructor: Ham, Esther
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-03-03

GER-X 493 INDIV RDGS IN YIDDISH STDS (2882)

Instructor: Kerler, Dov-Ber Boris
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-Y 150 BEGINNING YIDDISH II (13553)

Instructor: Kerler, Dov-Ber Boris
Day & Time: MWF 9:30 AM- 10:45 AM
Building & Room: Global & International Studies 3106
Credit Hours: 4.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

GER-Y 250 INTERMEDIATE YIDDISH II (31370)

Instructor: Kerler, Dov-Ber Boris
Day & Time: 12:00 AM- 12:00 AM
Building & Room:
Credit Hours: 3.0
CASE Requirements:
Start Date: 2018-01-08 End Date: 2018-05-04

Germanic Studies
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Phone: 812-855-1553
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