DUTC W10 Introduction to Dutch (1 semester hour). This course intends to offer an introduction to the comprehension and use of spoken and written Dutch as well as exposure to the people and culture of the Netherlands. The course will acquaint students with elementary language functions. The objectives are that students learn to give and receive appropriate greetings; to express information about themselves, their families, and their environment. Students will also learn to use essential vocabulary to express gratitude for help and hospitality. They will acquire a basic cultural knowledge and a skill set for navigating the social and geographical terrain of the urban area in which they will live. Daily homework and quizzes and periodic tests will assess and evaluate student learning. This course is intended as a prerequisite for students who will go on the Calvin’s Semester in the Netherlands Off-campus Program at the VU University Amsterdam. Staff. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
W80 German Interim Abroad. Participants engage with and improve their knowledge of the German language and culture on this study experience, which includes stays in Schleswig-Holstein, Berlin, locations in former East Germany, and Munich. Activities include three home stays, lectures, discussions, interviews, tours, and attendance at cultural and social events. Course participants choose where they will travel independently during the last five days. Course goals include active participation in course activities, gains in mastery of the language, increased understanding of various religious, political, and broadly cultural phenomena of Germany, and growth in intercultural sensitivity. Students will be assessed on their individual vocabulary acquisition, submission of a written portrait (in German) of a guest family, and submission of at least two analytic journal entries. This course may fulfill an elective in the German major and minors. This course will fulfill the CCE requirement. Prerequisites: German 215 and permission of the instructor. Course dates: December 28 - January 23. Fee: $2640 and up to $600 for personal and final-week costs. C. Roberts. Off campus.