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Courses Summer 2017

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The following courses in German can be taken as part of the summer program in Kassel, Germany, during any four-week-period between May 29th and August 19th 2017: German 101, 102, 201, 202 and 310.  All students in the program will also take German 201.5  and 202.5. For more information, please contact Prof. E. Kuhn-Osius:


The following courses are offered AT HUNTER during SUMMER SESSION I (6/1/17-7/13/17 6wk 1).

SUMMER SESSION I (6/1/17-7/13/17 6wk 1)

GERMN 101: Elementary German I  (3 hours, 3 credits)
Days Time Code Instructor Room
01 Cancelled
M, Tu,W, Th 9:50am-11:24am 1149 Wicker 509B West
Fulfills "World Cultures" category of the Hunter Core.

GERMN 241: German Fairy Tales I "W" (3 hours, 3 credits)
Days Time Code Instructor Room
01 M, W 8:00am-11:08am 1548 Titze 611 West
02 M, W 11:40am-2:48pm 1551 Titze 611 West
03 Tu, Th 11:40am-2:48pm 1552
Strohmeier 611 West
04 Tu, Th 8:00am-11:08am 3323 Strohmeier 611 West


GERMN 101: Elementary German I
This course is for students without prior knowledge of German. It focuses on the basic linguistic and cultural abilities needed to function in German-speaking countries. The instructor will emphasize active student participation (speaking, listening, reading, writing). Regular attendance and daily homework are necessary to succeed in this course.
Exam Format:
written quizzes, midterm and final exams
Access to German: Jägerbuch I, ISBN 0-07-285376-x

Note: If you have previous knowledge of German, please contact the department for advice and placement before registering for classes.


GERMN 241 German Fairy Tales
Fairy Tales are known all over the world. The most famous European book of fairy tales is the one collected by the Brothers Grimm. These stories have entered our collective unconscious but are not easily explained. We shall look at various attempts at explaining what fairy tales are all about, look at older stories that served as models for the Brothers Grimm and study modern versions of the tales down to a Walt Disney movie and “politically correct fairy tales”. Students will read fairy tales, tell one that they know, and write three short papers, a mid-term and final examination. All readings will be in English. This course has “W” designation. This course counts for GER, Stage 2: Broad Exposure, “W” designation, P&D requirement: Group D. This course is conducted in English.
Textbooks: Jack Zipes, The Complete Fairty Tales of the Brothers Grimm, ISBN: 978-0553382167
Joanna Cole, The Best-Loved Fairy Tales of the World, ISBN: 978-0318796482

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