Courses for Spring 2022

NOTE: At the time of this posting, spring 2022 courses at FSU are scheduled for face-to-face teaching.

 

GER 1120 – Elementary German I, multiple sections
For more information, contact: Dr. A. Dana Weber
Email: aweber@fsu.edu

Introduction to German. Oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed. The course uses the manual “Kontakte” 9th edition.

May not be taken by native speakers. Students with more than two years of high school German or the equivalent should consult the department for placement. 

May not be taken concurrently with GER 1110, 1111, 1121, or 2220. Can be taken concurrently with GET 3130 and GET 3524.

 

GER 1121 – Elementary German II, multiple sections
For more information, contact: Dr. A. Dana Weber
Email: aweber@fsu.edu

Introduction to German. Oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed. The course uses the manual “Kontakte” 9th edition.

Prerequisite: GER 1110 or 1120. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with GER 1110, 1111, or 2220. Can be taken concurrently with GET 3130 and GET 3524.

 

GER 2220 – Intermediate German, multiple sections
For more information, contact: Dr. A. Dana Weber
Email: aweber@fsu.edu

Serves as final semester of the language requirement and as the transition to upper-level study. The course uses the manual “Kontakte” 9th edition.

Prerequisite: GER 1121. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with GER 1110, 1120, and/or 1121. Can be taken concurrently with GET 3130 and GET 3524.

 

GER 3310 – Intermediate German Grammar

Instructor: Dr. Birgit Maier-Katkin

Email: bmaierkatkin@fsu.edu

Course meetings: Tu/Th, 1:20 – 2:35 pm, BEL 0045

This course offers a comprehensive intermediate program designed for students who have completed two semesters of college (or two years of high school) German. The course is designed to increase and improve competence and proficiency in German grammar. This will be done through grammar exercises, reading, writing, listening and conversation.

The primary objectives of this course are to strengthen and increase student’s previous abilities in the German language and to perfect competence and proficiency in German grammar. By reviewing previous grammar points and by adding more detailed explanations students will be able to work on the intermediary language level of language learning. This course will enhance student’s ability to use correct grammar and function in the German language (writing, speaking, listening) with greater confidence. 

Prerequisite: GER 2220 or placement test or instructor’s consent. 

 

GER 3500 – German Studies

Instructor: Dr. Christian Weber

Email: cweber@fsu.edu

Course meetings: Tu/Th, 11:35 am – 12:50 pm, DIF 116

This course, taught entirely in German, serves as an introduction to German studies. The course provides students with an understanding of major events in the modern history, culture, literature, and politics of German-speaking countries.
Emphasis is on increasing students’ German reading skills and their ability to discuss and write on literary and cultural topics. The course also introduces students to the basic skills and tools of literary analysis and interpretation.
Prerequisite: GER 2220 or placement test or instructor’s permission. The course is a requirement for the German major and offers credit for the German major, minor, and elective.

 

GET 3130 – Masterpieces of German Literature 

Instructor: Dr. A. Dana Weber

Email: aweber@fsu.edu

Course meetings: Mo/Wed, 3:05 – 4:20 pm, DIF 116

The course introduces students to masterpieces of German literature from the nineteenth century to the present. The authors of these works are of various ethnic, minority, and gender backgrounds. Their texts thematize representations of gendered or cultural Others and transcultural issues. By exploring these works and the issues they bring forth, the course enables students to develop critical competence in both literary analysis and diversity in Western (here: German) culture.

The course fulfills the following Liberal Studies requirements: Area IV Literature W and Cultural Practice Y. The course also offers credit for German majors and minors. This course is taught in English and has no prerequisites.

 

GEW 4930/GEW 5595 – Concepts of Masculinity in German Literature and Film

Instructor: Dr. A. Dana Weber

Email: aweber@fsu.edu

Course meetings: Mo/Wed, 4:50 – 6:05 pm, DIF 124

Fathers and sons (and sometimes mothers and sisters); bromances and Bluebeards; dross-dressing women and angry white men; foxes and robots: this course introduces to masculinity and men studies by examples from German literature, theatre, film, and media and theories from German and Anglo-American scholarship. How do the works and theories define masculine gender and social performances across time? What are their continuities and what aspects of gender trouble do they address?

In this course, students will gain an overview of German literature and culture that engages with questions of masculinity. Students will become familiar with masculinity and men studies as currently developing fields of gender studies research and develop their critical and analytical abilities.

This course will be conducted in English. German students, expect readings and some discussions in German. Students from other programs receive English translations of the readings whenever necessary though some preliminary German knowledge is welcome.

 

IDS 3188.01 & IDS 3188.02 Honors - German Society Through Film: The Legacy of Nazi Crimes Against Humanity 

Instructor: Dr. Birgit Maier-Katkin

Email: bmaierkatkin@fsu.edu

Course meetings: Tu, 3:05 – 5:25 pm/ Th, 3:05 – 4:05 pm

This course explores cinematic responses to Nazi crimes against humanity in German postwar society. Drawing on the perspectives of victims, perpetrators, bystanders, helpers, resisters, and members of subsequent generations, the course investigates how cultural memory is created to reveal a multiplicity of voices and to reflect on the indelible mark of the Nazi past in Germany. This course is taught in English. It is an E-Series course, in addition if fulfills FSU´s Ethic and Social Responsibility and Cross-Cultural Requirement.

 

GER 5940 – Teaching Practicum

Instructor: Dr. A. Dana Weber

Email: aweber@fsu.edu

Course meetings: TBA

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