Germanic Languages | Advanced Dutch I
N300 | 24493 | Ham


Required texts:
1.) Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Nederlands als tweede taal, Van Dale
2003 ISBN: 9066480726

2.) Reader. (collections of short stories and grammar topics)

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 N300:

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.

Grading will entail: quizzes, a midterm, a presentation, a couple of
short papers and a final paper.