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Courses Summer 2018

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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 28th and August 17th 2018: 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 (5/30/18-7/11/18 6wk 1).

SUMMER SESSION I (5/30/18-7/11/18 6wk 1)

GERMN 101: Elementary German I  (3 hours, 3 credits)
Days Time Code Instructor Room
M, Tu,W, Th 9:50am-11:24am 4285 Wicker 509B West

Course in German Literature & Civilization (Conducted in English)

GERMN 241: German Fairy Tales I "W" (3 hours, 3 credits)
Days Time Code Instructor Room
01 M, W 8:00am-11:08am 1435
Titze 611 West
02 M, W 11:40am-2:48pm 1437
Titze 611 West
03 Tu, Th 11:40am-2:48pm 1438
Strohmeier 611 West
04 Tu, Th 8:00am-11:08am 2249
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 including 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 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
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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