Germanic & Asian Languages
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, former East Germany, and southern former West Germany. Activities include four 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, growth in intercultural sensitivity, gains in mastery of the language, and increased understanding of various religious, political, and broadly cultural phenomena of Germany. Students will be assessed on their individual vocabulary acquisition, submission of an examination of a current issue in German society based on two interviews, and submission of at least two analytic journal entries. This course satisfies departmental concentration. Prerequisites: German 301 and permission of the instructor. Course dates: December 29, 2014 – January 29, 2015. Fee: $2980 and up to $650 for personal and final-week costs. M. Buteyn. Off campus.
GERM 122 Intermediate German. This course is the next step in two different sequences involving two to three semesters and the interim. The first sequence begins with 101 and 102 followed by 122 and then 202 in the spring. This sequence is intended for students with no prior knowledge of German. The second sequence begins with 121 and is followed by 122 and then 202 in the spring semester. This sequence serves students interested in an accelerated core track, or those who have completed some high school German but, on the basis of a placement test, are not prepared for 201. The course includes a strong emphasis on oral interaction and intercultural learning. Prerequisite: GERM 102 or 121. C. Roberts. 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.