Courses Fall 2014

 
   

GER 1120, Elementary German I, Monday-Thursday

Section 1: 5:15 - 6:05 pm, Room: DIF 0234

Section 2: 10:10 - 11:00 am, Room: DIF 0109

Section 3: 12:20 - 1:10 pm, Room: DIF 0109

 
   

GER 1121, Elementary German II, Monday-Thursday

Section 1: 8:00 - 8:50 am, Room: DIF 0114

Section 2: 9:05 - 9:55 am, Room: DIF 0109

 
   

GER 2220 - Intermediate German, Monday-Thursday

Section 1: 9:05 - 9:55 am, Room: WMS 0120

Section 2: 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Room: WMS 0320

Section 3: 5:30 - 6:20 pm, Room: DIF 0109

 

For details about Elementary and Intermediate German courses,

please contact Mr. Ray Hattaway

E-mail: rhattawa@fsu.edu

Office: DIF 316b

 
   

GER 3400, Composition and Conversation

Meetings: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:20 - 1:10 pm

Room: DIF 0112

Instructor: Dr. Birgit Maier-Katkin

E-mail: bmaierkatkin@fsu.edu

Office: Diffenbaugh 368
Phone: 644-8399

This course offers a comprehensive program designed for students to increase and improve competence and proficiency in the German language. Through communication, reading, and writing exercises, it is the objective of this course to bring the students language skills from the intermediate level to the beginning advanced level. A student entering the advanced level can narrate and describe events in the present, future, and past (e.g., talk about past events, discuss plans, retell a story). In addition, students can express opinions (e.g., have an argument, participate in a discussion) as well as ask and answer questions and initiate, continue, and close a conversation. A student at the beginning advanced level can speak and write with enough grammatical accuracy that errors do not interfere with comprehension and do not contain mistakes made by beginners. The language spoken in the classroom will be German. The texts provided will be discussed in detail, emphasizing cultural factors and communication skills. This course is designed for students who have completed GER 2220 or the equivalent.

 
   

GER 3440, German Business Language and Practice

Meetings: Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 - 10:45 am

Room: WMS 0114

Instructor: Ray Hattaway

E-mail: rhattawa@fsu.edu

Office: DIF 316b

 

Course content TBA.

 
   

GER 3502, Topics in German Studies [German Culture through Film: Kultur durch Film]

Meetings: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:10 - 11:00 am

Room: WMS 0204

Instructor: Dr. A. Dana Weber

E-mail: aweber@fsu.edu

Office: DIF 316

Through German film masterpieces and popular film, the course introduces students to major moments in German history and culture as well as contemporary social and political issues. The course will be highly interactive, requiring students to prepare for film showings by their own online research and from course readings. They will summarize, analyze, and discuss the viewed productions subsequently. Showings will train students' German listening comprehension alongside their visual skills. By class discussions, projects, and written assignments, the course will also foster students' German expressive and linguistic abilities alongside their critical skills.

All course readings and other materials will be available on Blackboard or the internet.

Prerequisite: GER 2220 or permission of the Instructor.

 
   

GER 3930, Special Topics [German Fairy-Tales, German Genres]

Meetings: Monday, Wednesday 3:35 - 4:50 pm

Room: DIF 0116

Instructor: Dr. A. Dana Weber

E-mail: aweber@fsu.edu

Office: DIF 316

The course introduces students to classical German folk- and fairy-tales (texts and films) since the late eighteenth century to our time in view of how they disseminate supernatural and fantastic content in various genres (the Grimm's "Märchen," ballads, legends, political films, etc.). By engaging with class materials, students will gain insights to German literature, cultural and intellectual history. They will improve both their skills for approaching cultural content critically and creatively and their German reading, speech, and writing abilities.

All course readings will be available on Blackboard.

Prerequisite: GER 2220 or permission of the Instructor.

 
   

GET 3524, German Cinema

Meetings: Tuesday, Thursday 5:15 - 7:30 pm

Room: HCB 0209

Instructor: Dr. Christian Weber

E-mail: cweber@fsu.edu

Office: DIF 316c

Course content TBA. This course is taught in English!

 
   

GEW 4592, Studies in a Period or Movement/ GEW 5597 Studies in a Period: Special Topics

[German Crime Stories]

Meetings: Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 - 3:15 pm

Room: DIF 0109

Instructor: Dr. Christian Weber

E-mail: cweber@fsu.edu

Office: DIF 316c

Course content TBA.

 
   

GEW 4930, Special Topics/ GEW 5595, Studies in a Theme [Exile and Nazi Germany]

Meetings: Monday, Wednesday 2:00 - 3:15 pm

Room: DIF 0109

Instructor: Dr. Birgit Maier-Katkin

E-mail: bmaierkatkin@fsu.edu

Office: Diffenbaugh 368

Phone: 644-8399

This course focuses on selected literature by German writers (such as Bertolt Brecht, Stefan Zweig, Thomas Mann, Anna Seghers) who were forced to leave their country in the wake of Adolf Hitler's appointment as Chancellor. It explores the historical events leading to the exodus of so many famous German authors and offers insight into a dark period of German history when human rights were not guaranteed for every German citizen.

Examining works of prose, poetry, drama and theoretical writings, we will address how the disastrous events taking place in their homeland influenced the exiled writers and how these works reflect and respond to the personal, social and political crises of their authors' time.

This course is taught in German.

 
   

GER 5060, Graduate Reading Knowledge in German

Meetings: Tuesday, Thursday 5:15 - 6:30 pm

Room: DIF 0129

For details, please contact Mr. Ray Hattaway

E-mail: rhattawa@fsu.edu

Office: DIF 316b

 
   

GER 5069, Reading Knowledge Examination

TBA

 
   

GER 5940, Teaching Practicum

For details, please contact Mr. Ray Hattaway

E-mail: rhattawa@fsu.edu

Office: DIF 316b

 
   
   
 
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