DUTC W40 Dutch Interim Abroad. Experience Dutch culture and everyday life in the Netherlands. This course features extensive interaction and meetings with Dutch persons. Excursions to places of education, business, and political institutions, as well as museum visits, concerts, church services, and guided tours are also aspects of the course. Depending on language background of participants, individual students may receive semi-formal instruction in Dutch. Local and intercity travel is done via bus, train, and bicycle. Lodging is in comfortable hostels and home stays. Extended stays are in the cities of Amsterdam, Amersfoort, and Middelburg with excursions to numerous other cities and into Dutch-speaking Belgium. There are several free days for travel. Course goals are that students demonstrate gains in Dutch language skills and that they increase their understanding of various religious, political, and cultural facets of the Low Countries. Students demonstrate achievements of these goals in journal writing, field assignments, and a concluding writing project. Students having taken at least one Dutch language course are given priority admittance to this course. This course may fulfill an elective in the Dutch major and minor and the Netherlandic Studies major. This course will fulfill the CCE requirement. Course dates: January 6-24. Fee: $2595. H. DeVries. Off campus.
GERM 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 in southern former West Germany. 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 minor. Prerequisites: GERM 301 and permission of the instructor. This course will fulfill the CCE requirement. Course dates: December 28, 2010 to January 27. Fee: $2685 and up to $600 for personal and final-week costs. M. Buteyn. Off campus.
122 Intermediate German. This course is the second in a closely integrated sequence involving two semesters and the interim. The sequence is intended for students who have completed one to two years of high school German but who, on the basis of a placement test, are not prepared for 201. It is also open to students who show strong language aptitude in German 101, providing an accelerated core track. The course includes a strong emphasis on oral interaction and intercultural learning. Evaluation is based on tests, quizzes, class participation, and an exam. Prerequisite: GERM 101/121. D. Smith. 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.