Courses Summer 2018

GER 1120 – Elementary German I, multiple sections

Instructor: Rebekka White
Class meetings: Mo/Tu/We/Th, 12:30 – 2:45 pm
Classroom: DIF 109
For more information, contact:
Prof. Tatjana Soldat-Jaffe
Office: DIF 362
Email: tsoldatjaffe@fsu.edu

Introduction to German. Oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed.
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.

 

GER 1121 – Elementary German II, multiple sections

Instructor: Jacob Salas
Class meetings: Mo/Tu/We/Th, 12:30 – 2:45 pm
Classroom: DIF 112
For more information, contact:
Prof. Tatjana Soldat-Jaffe
Office: DIF 362
Email: tsoldatjaffe@fsu.edu

Introduction to German. Oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed.
Prerequisite: Ger 1110 or 1120. May not be taken by native speakers. May not be taken concurrently with GER 1110, 1111, 1121, or 2220. Can be taken concurrently with GET 3130.

 

GER 2220 – Intermediate German, multiple sections

Instructor: Ray Hattaway
Class meetings: Mo/Tu/We/Th, 9:30 – 11:45 pm
Classroom: DIF 109
For more information, contact:
Prof. Tatjana Soldat-Jaffe
Office: DIF 362
Email: tsoldatjaffe@fsu.edu

Serves as final semester of the language requirement and as the transition to upper-level study. Contemporary reading matter, including films, slides, and recordings, serves as the basis for discussion. 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.

 

GET 3130/GET 5588 – Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation: 19th and 20th Centuries: “Witchcraft and Magic in Literature”

Class meetings: Mo/Tu/We/Th 9:30 – 11:10 am
Classroom: DIF 112
Instructor: Prof. Tatjana Soldat-Jaffe
Office: DIF 362
Email: tsoldatjaffe@fsu.edu

Welcome to GET 3130/GET 5588! In this course you will read and analyze famous as well as little-known tales from the Grimm brothers’ nineteenth-century collection. The course is also interdisciplinary as we will investigate other forms of magic, different storytelling forms, film, and the other arts. At the center of this course rests the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. We will explore the darker side of the classic fairy tales figures -- figures used by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's “Nursery and Household Tales” that most children and adults are familiar with. We will focus on how issues of power, gender, race, class, and justice play out in these surprisingly dense, meaningful, and very old stories. In particular we will investigate why we continue to tell and to know these tales, why some tales that were very famous in the nineteenth century are largely forgotten today, and why certain stories recur, again and again, in Western and other cultures? What is the symbolic value of these characters? The power of narrative is at the center of our lives, and of these tales, and by the end of the course we will understand why storytelling is important to people as we critically explore the relation between fact, fiction, history, and memory.

 

GER 5940 – Teaching Practicum

Course meetings: TBA
Instructor: Dr. Tatjana Soldat-Jaffe
Email:  tsoldatjaffe@fsu.edu

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