Summer Sessions | Courses | Germanic Languages and Literatures

Germanic Languages and Literatures

The Germanic Languages Department offers accelerated and intensive language courses for beginners to intermediate speakers.

The courses on this page reflect Summer 2018 offerings. Instructor information will be posted in Spring 2018.

 

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Accelerated Elementary Reading, I and II
GERM S1115D 4 points.

Equivalent to GERM F1113-F1114. This accelerated survey of German grammar, reading techniques, and dictionary skills is designed primarily for graduate students preparing for reading proficiency exams or wishing to do research in German-language literature. Extensive exercises in translation, reading for general comprehension, and specialized reading are based on texts drawn from the students' fields of study. Although this course does not satisfy any part of the foreign language requirement for degree candidates, successful completion of the translation on the final exam fulfills the German reading proficiency requirement in most graduate programs.Students are advised that this course is a full-time commitment. Students should expect to study 2 hours every day for every hour spent in the classroom and additional time on weekends.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1115 001/71774 M Tu W Th 11:05a - 1:00p
315 HAMILTON HALL
Alwin Franke 4 Open
Intensive Elementary German, I and II
GERM S1121D 8 points.

Equivalent to GERM V1101 and V1102. This intensive program provides one year of German in one six-week session. The course enables students to understand, speak, read, and write in German about a range of subjects: family activities, studies, work and home life, as well as travel, economics, and current events. Classes are conducted entirely in German and supplemented with written homework and audiovisual materials. The program draws on the German heritage of New York City (museums, Goethe Institut, restaurants, etc.). Students are encouraged to attend German-language films and musical performances. Students have many opportunities for informal conversation. Final grades are based on frequent oral and written tests, a project on German culture in New York, and a final examination. Students are advised that this course consitutes a full-time commitment. The workload of this course is very intense and students will be expected to spend 4-6 hours studying every day outside of class and additional time on weekends.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1121 001/60430 M Tu W Th 11:00a - 3:00p
313 HAMILTON HALL
Simona Vaidean 8 Open
Intermediate German, I
GERM S2101D 4 points.

Equivalent to GERM UN2101. Prepares students for GERM UN2102 and for advanced German language and literature courses. Topics include personal interests, biographies, German unification, stereotypes, and German-American relations. Upon completion of the course, students should achieve intermediate-high proficiency (ACTFL scale) in speaking, listening, reading, and writing German. Students planning to study in Berlin in spring are advised to complete GERM S2101 in the Summer Session. Students are advised that this course is a full-time commitment. Students should expect to study 2 hours every day for every hour spent in the classroom and additional time on weekends.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2101 001/63006 M Tu W Th 4:05p - 6:00p
404 HAMILTON HALL
Irene Motyl 4 Open
Accelerated Elementary Reading, I and II
GERM S1115Q 4 points.

Equivalent to GERM F1113-F1114. This accelerated survey of German grammar, reading techniques, and dictionary skills is designed primarily for graduate students preparing for reading proficiency exams or wishing to do research in German-language literature. Extensive exercises in translation, reading for general comprehension, and specialized reading are based on texts drawn from the students' fields of study. Although this course does not satisfy any part of the foreign language requirement for degree candidates, successful completion of the translation on the final exam fulfills the German reading proficiency requirement in most graduate programs.Students are advised that this course is a full-time commitment. Students should expect to study 2 hours every day for every hour spent in the classroom and additional time on weekends.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 1115 002/11826 M Tu W Th 10:05a - 12:00p
313 HAMILTON HALL
Neil Ziolkowski 4 Open
Intermediate German, II
GERM S2102Q 4 points.

Equivalent to GERM UN2102. Topics cover areas of German literature, history, art, and society. Students also read a German novel or drama. Intermediate-high to advanced-low proficiency (ACTFL scale) in speaking, listening, reading, and writing German is expected upon completion. Prepares student for advanced German, upper-level literature and culture courses and study in Berlin. Students planning to study in Berlin in spring are advised to complete GERM S2102 in the Summer Session. Students are advised that this course is a full-time commitment. Students should expect to study 2 hours every day for every hour spent in the classroom and additional time on weekends.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GERM 2102 001/94258 M Tu W Th 4:00p - 6:05p
313 HAMILTON HALL
Michael Swellander 4 Open