Germanic Languages | INTRO TO GERMAN LIT-TYPES
G305 | 9779 | Julia Lawson
Description: This course consists of the study of literary types
(dramatic, narrative, lyric) with examples of each selected from two
or more periods. It will enable students to improve their reading
proficiency in German through their examination of two longer, and two
or more shorter, unedited literary texts as well as a selection of
poems. Class work will include systematic vocabulary building
designed to give students the tools they need to discuss literary
types in German. Attention will be paid to points of advanced grammar
and usage. Course readings and regular class discussions will focus
on the formal and literary means by which authors from different times
treat related motifs, themes, and ideas. All texts will be in German.
German will also be used as the first language of discussion, but
English will be available as needed.
Prerequisites: Any student may enroll in G305 who has either
completed G300 at IUB with a grade of C- or higher or achieved an
official qualifying score on the IUB German Placement Test
(administered by the IUB Bureau of Evaluation Services and Testing),
or on another standardized proficiency test. Completion of G330,
however, is strongly recommended. Students with a native or near
native command of German should consult with the Undergraduate Advisor
about substituting an appropriate 400-level course for G305.
Texts and materials:
Maria Magdalene, a play by 19th century German dramatist Friedrich Hebbel.
Der Vorleser, by Bernhard Schlink. ISBN 3150181291
Students should own or have access to a good German-English dictionary
as well as to a reference grammar. From time to time, they will also
be asked to consult a standard German literary historyŚreference
library sources may be actual or virtual--details for which will be