Germanic Languages | Dutch for Advanced
N505 | XXXXX | E. Ham

Meets with N300

This course is designed to prepare students for reading of a variety
of texts, from literature, magazine articles and other cultural
based texts. In their oral and written responses to the readings, it
is expected that students will demonstrate a growing awareness of -
and sensibility to  Dutch: language and culture and express their
ideas in a manner that is consistent with advanced language work.

We will build upon a wide range of language skills in N505:

Reading: Throughout the course, we will be reading a variety of
Dutch texts, mostly literary in nature, including one contemporary
novel. Speaking and listening: Spoken Dutch also constitutes an
integral component of the course. You will be expected to
participate actively in class discussions and group work. You will
also do listening exercises in and outside of class pertaining to
the materials heard on the website.  At the end of the semester, you
will give an oral presentation related to an individual project.
Grammar: You are expected to have a good grasp of basic and
intermediate Dutch grammar concepts. We will review foundational
concepts throughout the course and you are responsible for reviewing
grammar that still presents you with difficulties. Writing: A main
focus of the course will be on writing in Dutch - to express ideas,
convey information, and improve style and accuracy. We will also
practice writing in a variety of different contexts. At times you
will be asked to react to various materials.  At other times, you
will write longer and more structured essays.

Regular tests will be given focusing on the material and exercises
discussed during that period.

Required texts:

- Kader Abdolah, Spijkerschrift. De Geus, 2004. ISBN 90 445 0759 1
- A. van Dis, Familieziek, Pandora, 2005, ISBN 90 467 0213 8
- Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Nederlands als tweede taal, Van Dale
2003 ISBN: 9066480726
- Reader. (collections of short stories)