GRMN 3401


Stylistics, Expository Writing, and Communication

This course meets for two hours daily and forms the core of the 400 level program. It aims at strengthening the student's ability to write and speak German at an advanced level through development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills with an emphasis on advanced elements of communication and style. Attention will be paid to fine points of grammar, use of idioms, appropriate register. Students also will develop their knowledge of and skills engaging with the following genres: narration and narrative structure; posing questions and interview techniques; reports and briefs; formal written correspondence; public speaking/academic presentation; written and oral argumentation and debate; academic prose style. Classroom activities are supplemented by a range of digital materials and tools. Scheduled colloquia and lectures, films, and other cultural events of the German School will be incorporated into the course.

Required texts: All course materials will be provided by the instructor, but it is recommended that each student invest in a good quality reference grammar, such as the Duden Grammatik or similar comprehensive treatment of German grammar and stylistics.
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Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L17 Lecture (Levine, Brenner)

Summer 2016 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L16 Lecture (Levine)

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L15 Lecture (Levine)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L14 Lecture (Wieden)

Summer 2013, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L13 Lecture (Wieden)

Summer 2012, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L12 Lecture (Wieden, Kirchner)

Summer 2011, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L11 Lecture (Gramling)

Summer 2010, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L10 Lecture (Wegel)

Summer 2009, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L09 Lecture (Geffers Browne)

Summer 2008, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L08 Lecture (Geffers Browne)

Summer 2007, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L07 Lecture (Geffers Browne)

Summer 2006, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L06 Lecture (Geffers Browne)

Summer 2005, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L05 Lecture (Geffers Browne)

Summer 2004, LS 7 Week Session

GRMN3401A-L04 Lecture (Geffers Browne)