Germanic Languages | Dutch Reading, Comprehension, & Conversation I
N403 | 2689 | Van der Cruysse-Van Antwerpen


Three credit hour course; meets 9:05-9:55 a.m., MWF in BH 664

Prerequisite: N401 or permission of instructor.

This course is a continuation of N401 and N402. There will be a review and a
continuation of grammar with short weekly quizzes. Major attention will be
paid to improving reading, speaking and writing skills. We will do that by
covering texts on Dutch civilization, literature and other arts, in order to
offer the student not only a linguistic, but also a cultural background.

Grading: as conversation will be stressed, class participation is important.
In order to achieve the maximum enthusiasm in the class discussions, students
will be invited to bring up topics of their interest. There will be short
weekly quizzes that cover grammar, and a one to two page paper on text
materials we discuss in class. Each student will be required to give a
presentation in class on a Dutch contemporary novel to be chosen from a list
in the first half of the semester and will be asked to write a final paper at
the end of the semester (contemporary novel for oral presentation can be
borrowed from main library).

Extra curricular activities: weekly coffee hour, monthly film/Dutch
traditional event/guest lecturer/special project workgroup on advance level.

Texts:
(+) KRAMERS WOORDENBOEKEN, N-E/E-N
(+) a course reader