Germanic Languages | Advanced Dutch
N506 | 13536 | E. Ham
Advanced Dutch II
This course introduces students to different levels of style and
expression and to written argumentation in Dutch. Texts also include
various literary genres and form the basis for in-class discussion
and for exercises designed to develop oral and written fluency.
N330/N506 continues the thematic and linguistic explorations of
contemporary Dutch begun in N300/N505. The course has two main
goals: to build on your Dutch linguistic skills and to expand your
cultural knowledge about the three countries where Dutch is the
official language. The two aims of the course support each other—
you learn language through culture and culture through language. By
the end of the semester you should be able to understand and respond
to a range of texts and media from spheres as diverse as literature,
politics, entertainment, and philosophy. You should be able to
identify and write in the stylistic registers of description,
summary, evaluation, persuasion and analysis.
Besides becoming more fluent in important topics in Dutch culture,
you will be expected to work steadily on developing your proficiency
in reading, writing and oral expression.
We shall also view two films, time and titles shall be announced
well ahead of time.
Requirements are position papers on the book and the films, a final
exam, regular class attendance, and participation in class
* Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Nederlands als tweede taal, 2003 ISBN: