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Courses Summer 2014

Grimms Hanau

Summer 2014


The following courses in German can be taken as part of the summer program in Kassel, Germany, during any four-week-period between June 1 and August 2013: 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 AND SUMMER SESSION II. The courses listed as SF1 are offered during Summer Session II.

GERMN101 Elementary German I 3hrs, 3crs.
01 M, Tu, W, Th
9:50-11:24am 1022
509B West
SF1 Tu, Th
12:00-3:50pm 2946 Strohmeier 509B West

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 I, ISBN 978-0-07285376-6

GERMN 241 German Fairy Tales "W" 3hrs, 3crs.
01 M, W
8:00-11:08am 1020
611 West
02 M, W
11:40-2:48pm 1023 Titze 509B West
03 Tu, Th
11:40-2:48pm 1024 Zimmerman 509B West
SF1 Tu, Th
8:00-11:50am 2945 Strohmeier 509B West

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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