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Elementary German Language Courses


GERMN 101: Elementary German I - (Summer Session I --- May 28th - July 11th, 2024)
Class Section Days Time Instructor Room
4303 01 Mon, Tue, Wed & Thurs 9:50am-11:24am Wicker 412 West


Courses in German Literature & Civilization (Conducted in English)


GERMN 241: German Fairy Tales - (Summer Session I --- May 28th - July 11th, 2024)
Pre- or Coreq: ENGL 120
Class Section Days Time Instructor Room Writing Intensive? 
3917 01 Mon & Wed 8:00am-11:08am Titze Online Synchronous Yes
3918 02 Mon & Wed 11:40am-2:48pm Titze Online Synchronous Yes
2948 03 TBA TBA Wicker Online Asynchronous No


GERMN 241: German Fairy Tales - (Summer Session II --- July 6th - August 16th, 2024)
Pre- or Coreq: ENGL 120
Class Section Days Time Instructor Room Writing Intensive? 
2947 04 TBA TBA Mekonen
Online Asynchronous No

Course Descriptions


GERMN 101:  Elementary German I  3hrs, 3crs.

Prereq: None.

This course is for beginners 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.


GERMN 241:  German Fairy Tales  3hrs, 3crs.

Pre- or Coreq: ENGL 120.

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.  

Exam Format: written midterm and final exams
Required Reading: 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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