Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

You are here: Home » German » Course Offerings » Courses Spring 2009
Document Actions

Courses Spring 2009

Notice: This item is marked as outdated.

 Spreewald.jpg

Spring 2009

Elementary & Intermediate Language Courses

 

Code

Instructor

Room


GERMN 101 Elementary German I 3hrs, 3crs.

01 Mon & Thurs 9:45 - 11:00

1218

Benjoya

611 West

02 Mon, Wed, Thurs 12:10 - 1:00

1219

Zimmerman

509B West

03 Mon & Wed 4:10 - 5:25

1220

Zimmerman

509B West


GERMN 102 Elementary German II 3hrs, 3crs.
Prereq: GERMN 101 or equivalent

01 Mon, Wed, Thurs 11:10-12:00

1221

Zimmerman

509B West

02 Tue & Fri 11:10 - 12:25

1222

Beckett

611 West

03 Mon & Thurs 2:45 - 4:00

1223

Benjoya

409 West

51 Tue & Thurs 5:35 - 6:50

1224

Libby

611 West


GERMN 103 Intensive Elementary German I & II 6hrs, 6crs.

01 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur 5:35 - 6:50

1225

Beckett

509B West


GERMN 201 Intermediate German I 3hrs, 3crs.
Prereq: GERMN 102 or 103 or equivalent

01 Mon & Thurs 2:45 - 4:00

1226

Nicolai

611 West

 

GERMN 202 Intermediate German II 3hrs, 3crs.
Prereq: GERMN 201 or equivalent

01 Mon & Thurs 1:10 - 2:25

1227

Nicolai

611 West

51 Tu & Thurs 7:00 - 8:15

1228

Libby

611 West


GERMN 203 Intensive Intermediate German I & II 6hrs, 6crs.
Prereq: GERMN 102 or 103 or equivalent

01 Mon, Wed, Thur 11:10 - 1:00

1229

Anderson

611 West

Advanced German Language, Literature and Culture Courses

Level 1

 

Code

Instructor

Room


GERMN 302 Advanced German Conversation & Compostion 3 hrs, 3crs

Prereq: GERMN 202 or 203 or equivalent. GER 3/A

01 Mon & Wed 5:35 - 6:50

3856

Zimmerman

611 West


GERMN 321 Readings in Modern German Literature 3hrs, 3crs
Prereq: GERMN 202 or 203 or equivalent. GER 3/A PD/D

01 Mon & Th 9:45-11:00

3857

Nicolai

509B West


GERMN 334 The German Short Story & Novelle 3hrs, 3crs
Prereq: GERMN 202 or 203 or equivalent. GER 3/A PD/D

51 Mon & Wed 4:10-5:25

3858

Anderson

611 West

Level 2


 




GERMN 350 Austrian Literature: Vienna around 1900 3 hrs, 3 crs
Prereq: One course numbered from GERMN 320 to 359 or 444 or permission of the instructor GER 3/A PD/D

01 Mon & Thurs 2:45-4:00

3859

Kym

509B West


GERMN 383 German Grammar for Upper Level Discourse 3 hrs, 3 crs

Prereq: Three courses above GERMN 300 or equivalent (excluding courses in English translation) or permission of the instructor GER 3/A

01 Mon & Thurs, 1:10 - 2:25

3860

Kuhn-Osius

509B West

Courses in German Literature & Civilization
Conducted in English

 





GERMN 241 German Fairy Tales 3 hrs, 3 crs
GER 2/C, PD/D "W" Course

01 Sat 8:10-11:00

1230

Titze

611 West







 

German 101            Elementary German I                     3 hrs, 3 crs.

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 0-07-285376-x; currently $ 28.85; 

If you have previous knowledge of German, please contact the department for advice and placement.

German 102            Elementary German II                    3hrs, 3crs.

Prereq:  GERMN 101 or equivalent.

This course continues the work of GERMN 101. It broadens linguistic and cultural abilities for basic communication in a German-speaking environment. 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 II, ISBN 0-07-3019364; currently $ 34.40;

If you have previous knowledge of German, please contact the department for advice and placement.

 

German 103            Intensive Elementary German I & II               6hrs, 6crs.

This course is intended for students with no prior knowledge of German.  It covers in ONE semester the material normally covered in two semesters in GERMN 101 - 102. 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. The class meets FOUR evenings a week and involves a considerable investment of time.

Exam format: written quizzes, midterm and final exams

Textbook: Access to German: Jägerbuch I and II, ISBN 0-07-285376-x; ISBN 0-07-3019364; currently $ 28.85 and  $ 34.40

If you have previous knowledge of German, please contact the department for advice and placement.

German 201            Intermediate German  I                   3hrs, 3crs.

Prereq: GERMN 102 or 103 or equivalent.

This course is the third in a four-semester sequence and continues the linguistic and cultural introduction to German. Review and practice of elementary grammar; introduction of advanced forms. Reading and discussion of selected German writings. 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 III, ISBN 0-07-24397-8; currently $  41,55;

If you have previous knowledge of German, please contact the department for advice and placement.

 

German 202            Intermediate German II                   3hrs, 3crs.

Prereq:  GERMN 201 or equivalent.

Continued broadening of abilities in speaking, listening, reading, writing. Reading and discussion of selected texts. Strong emphasis on active student participation. Regular attendance and daily homework  are important elements in this course. Completion of this course fulfills the Hunter College foreign language requirement.  Students at this level will normally be tested by both written and oral examination.

Exam format: written quizzes, midterm and final exams.

Textbook: Textbook: Access to German: Jägerbuch III; ISBN 0-07-24397-8; price: currently $ 41,55; plus course package distributed in class (currently $20.00).

If you have previous knowledge of German, please contact the department for advice and placement.

 

German 203            Intensive Intermediate German I & II             6hrs, 6crs.

Prereq:  GERMN 102 or 103 or equivalent.

This course covers in ONE semester the material normally covered in two semesters in GERMN 201 - 202.  Broadening of abilities in speaking, listening, reading, writing. Review and practice of elementary grammar, introduction of advanced grammatical forms.  Selected texts are read and discussed with a strong emphasis on active student participation. Regular attendance and daily homework (speaking, reading, writing, listening) are important elements in this course. Completion of this course fulfills the Hunter College foreign language requirement. Students at this level will normally be tested by both written and oral examination.

Exam format: written quizzes, midterm and final exams

Textbook: Access to German: Jägerbuch III; ISBN 0-07-24397-8; price: currently $ 41,55, plus course package distributed in class (currently $20.00).

If you have previous knowledge of German, please contact the department for advice and placement.

 

Advanced German Courses

 

The advanced German courses are divided into two levels.  We expect students to take several courses at Level One before proceeding to Level Two.  If you are in any doubt which course you should take, please consult the chairperson of the Department or a departmental advisor.  All courses are conducted in German.

 

Language, Literature and Culture

Level I 

Level I courses are intended for students who have recently completed GERMN 202 or 203 and/or GERMN 301.  They are not intended for native speakers of German.

 

GERMN 302            Advanced German Conversation & Composition            3hrs, 3crs.

Prereq:  GERMN 202 or 203 or equivalent.  GER 3/A  PD/D

This course is intended for students who have recently completed GERMN 202 or 203 and/or GERMN 301. It is not intended for native speakers of German.

The course is designed to develop conversational and compositional abilities in German.  There will be intensive practice of contemporary spoken and written German with emphasis on vocabulary and idiom, and on active mastery of grammatical forms.  Taped material will be used to strengthen comprehension skills.  Regular preparation in writing is required for group work and class dialogues.  The course prepares students to take the examination Zertifikat Deutsch, the certificate of basic professional language competence administered by the Goethe Institute. Participation in the Zertifikat-examination is not required to pass the course The outside examining agency will charge an extra fee; the amount will be announced at the beginning of the term. All students in 302 are expected to take an oral proficiency interview at the end of the course.

Exam format:wirtten midterm and final exams

Textbook: Themen neu Zertifikatsband, ISBN 3-19-301523-7. $ 29.75; price subject to change.

If you have previous knowledge of German, please contact the department for advice and placement.

 

GERMN  321           Readings in Modern German Literature                           3hrs, 3crs.

Prereq:  GERMN 202 or 203 or equivalent. GER 3/A  PD/D

This course is intended for students who have recently completed GERMN 202 or 203 and/or GERMN 301. It is  not intended for native speakers of German.

This course offers an introduction to the reading and critical appreciation of literary texts in German by well-known authors of the twentieth century.  We shall work with prose narratives by Bertolt Brecht, Heinrich Böll (hand-outs) and Franz Kafka’s Die Verwandlung and then turn to Max Frisch’s drama Andorra.

The focus is on close reading where content as well as form will be discussed.  Students will learn how to talk and write in German about literature. There will be regular writing assignments in German.

Exam format: written midterm and final exams

Textbooks: Franz Kafka, Die Verwandlung, ISBN 978312350808; price currently $ 6.41,

                  Max Frisch, Andorra, ISBN 9783518367773, price currently $ 7.43

If you have previous knowledge of German, please contact the department for advice and placement.

 

GERMN 334            The German Short Story & Novelle                                  3hrs, 3crs.

Prereq:  GERMN 202, 203 or equivalent. GER 3/A    PD/D

This course is intended for students who have recently completed GERMN 202 or 203 and/or GERMN 301. It is  not intended for native speakers of German. 

We will read and discuss in detail short narrative prose primarily from the 19th and 20th centuries, by such authors as Tieck, Goethe, Storm, Kafka, Borchert, etc.(hand-outs). Emphasis will be on close readings of texts and analysis of form. The cultural-historical background of the periods and genres in question will also be discussed. One of the aims of this course is to increase proficiency in German. The class will be conducted in German, and there will be oral and written assignments, as well as a midterm and final exam.

Exam format: written midterm and final exams

Textbooks:  Ludwig Tieck, "Der blonde Eckbert", (Reclam edition) approximate price $2.50

                  J.W. von Goethe, "Novelle", (Reclam edition)  approximate price $3.00

                  Theodor Storm, "Immensee", (Reclam edition) approximate price $3.00

If you have previous knowledge of German, please contact the department for advice and placement.

 

 

Level II

LEVEL II  LITERATURE & LANGUAGE

The following courses are intended for advanced students who have taken a number of 300 level German language and literature courses.

GERMN  350           Austrian Literature:  Vienna around 1900                         3hrs, 3crs.

Prereq:  One course numbered from GERMN 320 to 359 or 444 or equivalent or permission of instructor.   GER 3/A, PD/D

In this course, we will first focus on Vienna, capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the years around1900, when there was an exceptional flowering of the arts and sciences in this city.   We shall read major writers of the period, such as Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal, Freud, and we will look at some of the artists and decorative arts of the time, such as Klimt, and the Wiener Sezession.  We will also read texts by a proletarian writer and authors form the later part of the century.  As part of the course, wewill have a guest lecture on music and we will visit the Neue Galerie, a museum in New York City with focus on Austrian and German art from the early part of the 20th century. Emphasis in this course will be placed on student participation.  Individualized speaking and writing assignments taking each student’s proficiency level into consideration will be given.  There will be three papers, as well as a midterm and final examinations.  The course is open to native speakers of German.  All reading, writing, and discussion will be in German. 

Exam format: written midterm and final exams

Textbooks: Arthur Schnitzler Reigen, Liebelei, ISBN 9783596270095, price currently $ 10.67

                  Arthur Schnitzler, Leutnant Gustl, ISBN 9783150181560, price currently $ 2.84

                  Adelheid Popp, Jugend einer Arbeiterin, ISBN 9783801230029, price currently $ 6.75

Plus hand-outs available on ERES

If you have previous knowledge of German, please contact the department for advice and placement.

GERMN  383           German Grammar for Upper Level Discourse                  3hrs, 3crs.

Prereq:  Three courses above GERMN 320 to 359 or 444 or equivalent. GER 3/A, PD/D

During the first half of this course, we shall aim at functional control of all items of basic grammar, working intensively with the tasks of narration and describing.  Building on this, we shall proceed in the second half of the semester to work with the complex grammatical  structures which the student must master in order to state and defend opinions, to hypothesize, to argue abstractly, in short, to speak and write at a high level of literacy.  We shall work throughout the semester not only on the active skills of speaking and writing, but also on the  ability to comprehend spoken and written German. Expect regular homework. There will be two or three brief in-class presentations in German per student concentrating on narration, hypothesizing, and supporting an opinion.

Discussion of grammar and syntax will take place in the English language and comparisons with English grammar will be made.  While English will be the language of explanations, all functional practice and  assignments will be in German.

Exam format:  written midterm and final exams

     Textbook: Brgitte Turneaure, Der treffende Ausdruck: Texte, Themen, Übungen. Paperback, W. W. Norton & Company; 2 edition (September 1998); ISBN-13: 978-0393968231, approx. $45.-

If you have previous knowledge of German, please contact the department for advice and placement.

 

GERMAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION

ALL READINGS, DISCUSSION, AND WRITTEN WORK WILL BE IN ENGLISH
 

GERMN 241       German Fairy Tales  “W”    3hrs, 3crs.

Prereq or co-req:  Engl 120   GER 2/C   PD/D

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, discussions and written work will be in English.  This course has a “W” designation.

Exam format: written midterm and final exams

Textbooks:  Jack Zipes, The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, ISBN 05-533-8216 Price: $ 18.60

                  Joanna Cole, The best Loved Fairy Tales of the World, ISBN 0-385-8949-0 Price: $16.75

 

 

 

« December 2014 »
December
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
Go to full calendar…