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Courses Summer 2021

Summer funding is available to Hunter students! See https://hunter.cuny.edu/students/financial-aid/financial-aid-types/summer-funding for details.

GERMN 101: Elementary German I  (3 hours, 3 credits) 

Summer Session I (6 weeks) May 27 - July 12

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Section
Days Time Code Instructor Room
01 M, Tu,W, Th 9:50am-11:24am 3694 Wicker ONLINE

GERMN 240: German Thought & Culture: A Survey "W" (3 hours, 3 credits) 

Summer Session I (6 weeks) May 27 - July 12

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Section
Days Time Code Instructor Room
01 Tu, Th 8:00am-11:08am 5328 Anderson ONLINE


GERMN 241: German Fairy Tales "W" (3 hours, 3 credits) 

Summer Session I (6 weeks) May 27 - July 12

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Section
Days Time Code Instructor Room
01 M, W 8:00am-11:08am 3041 Titze ONLINE
02 M, W 11:40am-2:48pm 3042 Titze ONLINE
03 asynchronous asynchronous 3043 Strohmeier ONLINE

GERMN 241: German Fairy Tales "W" (3 hours, 3 credits) 

Summer Session II: July 6 - August 13

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Section
Days Time Code Instructor Room
04 M, W 11:40am-2:48pm 4022 Wicker ONLINE




Course Descriptions

 

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
Textbook: Access to German, Jägerbuch, Vol 1. ISBN 9781524996246

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

 

GERMN 240:  German Thought & Culture: A Survey 

Pre- or Coreq: ENGL 120. Fulfills GER 2/C. Fulfills Pluralism & Diversity Group D. Writing Intensive.

This course is an introduction to some of the most famous texts and ideas that have come to us from the German-speaking world. We will read (in English translation) and discuss the work of major writers in literary, philosophical, political and other fields, including but not limited to Immanuel Kant, JW von Goethe, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka and Hannah Arendt. Throughout, we will consider these works in the context of German, European, and global history; make connections to music and the visual arts; and explore German cultural offerings in New York City today. Because this is a writing-intensive course, students will do significant writing and revising. Assigned texts can be accessed free of charge on the internet or will be distributed digitally. This is a zero-cost course.

Course requirements: Regular attendance and participation, regular reading and writing assignments, including papers; exams or final project

 

GERMN 241: German Fairy Tales 

Pre- or Coreq: ENGL 120. Fulfills "Creative Expression" or GER 2/C. Fulfills Pluralism & Diversity Group D. Writing Intensive.

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 including scenes from Walt Disney movies and "politically correct fairy tales." Students will read fairy tales, tell one that they know, and there will be regular written assignments, a midterm and final examination. All readings, discussions and written work will be in English. This course has a "W" designation.  
Course requirements:
attendance and participation; regular preparation of readings; regular writing assignments. 
Exam Format: written midterm and final exams
Textbooks: 
Jack Zipes, The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, ISBN 978-0553382167
Joanna Cole, Best-Loved Folktales of the World, ISBN 978-0318796482 or ISBN 9780385189491

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