GRMN 3306

Adv German For Singers I

This course will use short German prose to enrich cultural context, increase vocabulary, reinforce grammatical and communicative structures, and introduce methods of literary interpretation.
The big challenges of globalization, migration and change/destruction of nature are issues not only for the sciences but also, increasingly, for the arts and literature. How does contemporary German literature represent these issues? What aspects are especially pressing? What literary forms and means do authors choose to convey new perspectives or views on the issues? In this course we will analyze and discuss selected works of drama, prose and poetry. The course focusses on contemporary literature (Roland Schimmelpfennig, Sasa Stanisic, Andreas Maier/Christine Büchner, Jan Wagner), but we will also contextualize these new works as contributors to a longer literary tradition, as to the epic theatre (Bertolt Brecht), the history of nature poetry (J.v. Eichendorff, J.W.v. Goethe, Ingeborg Bachmann) and prose (Franz Kafka, Peter Weiss). Students are expected to give at least one presentation and to write two papers between 4 and 5 pages in length.
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Texts will be available for purchase at the College Bookstore after all placement testing has been completed.
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Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L21 Lecture (Classen)

Summer 2019 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L19 Lecture (Barto, Meyer)

Summer 2018 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L18 Lecture (Morrison, Mekonen, Meyer, Seidl)

Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L17 Lecture (Steding)

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L16 Lecture (Morrison, Steding)

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L15 Lecture (Morrison, Gabriel, Holznienkemper, Wolff)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L14 Lecture (Herklotz, Farner Budarz, Wolff)

Summer 2013, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L13 Lecture (Trop, Breithaupt-Wrage, Werbeck)

Summer 2012, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L12 Lecture (Trop, Gabriel, Werbeck)
GRMN3306B-L12 Lecture (Trop, Gabriel, Werbeck)

Summer 2011, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L11 Lecture (Russi, Gabriel, Wildermuth)
GRMN3306B-L11 Lecture (Russi, Gabriel, Wildermuth)

Summer 2010, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L10 Lecture (Russi, Peckenpaugh)
GRMN3306B-L10 Lecture (Russi, Gabriel, Peckenpaugh)

Summer 2009, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L09 Lecture (Graf, Morrison, Wegel)
GRMN3306B-L09 Lecture (Graf, Morrison, Wegel)

Summer 2008, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L08 Lecture (Graf, Morrison, Wegel)
GRMN3306B-L08 Lecture (Graf, Morrison, Wegel)

Summer 2007, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L07 Lecture (Graf, Morrison, Wegel)
GRMN3306B-L07 Lecture (Graf, Morrison, Wegel)

Summer 2006, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L06 Lecture (Chalupa, Graf, Morrison)
GRMN3306B-L06 Lecture (Chalupa, Graf, Morrison)

Summer 2005, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L05 Lecture (Chalupa)

Summer 2004, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3306A-L04 Lecture (Morrison)