Fall 2017 Course Listing

Please note that if you have not been exempt from the language requirement or are not registering for Elementary I, which is offered through Columbia's Department of Germanic Studies, you must take the placement exam. Should you have a conflict or need further information about the placement test, please contact Irene Motyl, imotyl@barnard.edu.
 
GERM UN1101.005 - Elementary German I
T/R - 6:10-8:00pm - T. Samartzi
 
GERM UN2101.03 - Intermediate German I
T/R/F - 1:10-2:25pm - I. Motyl
Prerequisites: GERM UN1102 or the equivalent. Complete grammar review through regular exercises. Wide range of texts are used for close and rapid reading and writing exercises. Practice in conversation aims at enlarging the vocabulary necessary for daily communication.
 
GERM BC2210 - Grammatik Aktiv (2 points)
W - 4:10-6:00pm - I. Motyl
An intensive study of key features of German grammar, with an emphasis on skill-building exercises and practical solutions to common problems of writing and speaking on the intermediate level; aims at building confidence in using simple and more complex sentence structures.
 
GERM BC2212 - Grammatik Aktiv (3 points)
W - 4:10-6:00pm - I. Motyl
An intensive study of key features of German grammar, with an emphasis on skill-building exercises and practical solutions to common problems of writing and speaking on the intermediate level; aims at building confidence in using simple and more complex sentence structures.
 
GERM BC3012 - Telenovelas
T/R - 4:10-5:25pm - I. Motyl
Prerequisites: Intermediate German II (V2102 or V1225) or equivalent. Examines popular culture and language through a German TV series. Advanced students practice and perfect their language skills by examining typical features and intercultural aspects of a German telenovela. Focus on main elements of genre, language, cultural context by comparing different versions.
 
GERM BC3050 - German Migrant Literature
T/R - 2:40-3:55pm - E. Grimm
Prerequisites: GERM UN1202, Sophomore standing or the equivalent or permission of the instructor. Examination of migration and the nomadic experience in the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis on the comprehension and construction of the"other" culture by travelers and migrants in fictional texts; and on questions of orientalism, colonialism, and multiculturalism. Texts by Chamisso, Heine, Seghers, Th. Mann, Ören, Atabay, Deleuze, Said, and Sassen.