CRN

14400

Distribution

B/D

Course No.

GER 202

Title

Intermediate German II

Professor

Susan Bernofsky

Schedule

Mon Tu Th 11:30 am - 12:50 pm OLIN 303

A continuation of GER 201, this course is designed to develop listening comprehension and speaking proficiency, as well as reading and writing skills. Instruction includes grammar drills, review of readings, communication practice, guided composition, and language lab exercises. Readings furnish insights into many aspects of German civilization and culture, conveying what life is like in the German-speaking countries today. Indivisible.

 

CRN

14013

Distribution

B/D

Course No.

GER 206

Title

German Immersion

Professor

Franz Kempf

Schedule

See below:

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thur

Fri

 

9:00 10:00

LC 210

 

LC 210

 

LC 210

 

11:00 12:00

LC 210

LC 210

LC 210

LC 210

LC 210

 

2:00 3:00

LC 210

LC 210

LC 210

LC 210

LC 210

 

4:00 5:00

 

LC 210

 

LC 210

 

 

12 credits. Intensive study of a foreign language helps to create a highly effective and exciting learning environment for those who wish to achieve a high degree of proficiency in the shortest possible time. German immersion is designed to enable students with little or no previous experience in German to complete two years of college German within five months (spring semester at Bard, plus June in Germany for 4 additional credits). To achieve this goal, students take fifteen class hours per week during the semester at Bard, and twenty hours per week during June at Collegium Palatinum, the German language institute of Schiller International University in Heidelberg. Each participant will be able to enroll concurrently in one other course at Bard. This will allow the student to pursue a more balanced study program or to fulfill certain requirements (e.g., Freshman Seminar). Beginning with elementary pronunciation, students are plunged into daily intensive usage of German, with practice in all four language skills (speaking, listening‑comprehension, reading, writing). The communicative approach actively involves the student in a variety of activities including structured practice, role playing, linguistic games, student‑to‑student give‑and‑take, teacher‑to‑student give‑and‑take (and vice versa), response to listening‑comprehension exercises, and invention of creative oral and/or written exchanges. Emphasis will be placed on linguistic accuracy and cultural authenticity.

As the course progresses, the transition is made from learning the language for everyday communication to the consideration of literary and cultural values through the reading of classical and modern texts (e.g., Goethe, Eichendorff, Kafka, Brecht) which are representative for the thought and forms of the age in which they were written. The last month of the program will be spent in Germany. Participants will study at Collegium Palatinum, in Heidelberg for four weeks. Last year's participants raved about the Collegium's effective teaching aids and methods. Course days are Monday through Friday, leaving students most evenings and weekends free for independent study, research, leisure, and excursions. The Collegium Palatinum offers a complete program of information, cultural activities, and excursions. In July and August, after the completion of the program, participants may travel in Europe on their own or return to the U.S. immediately. To cover the costs of the program, financial aid will be made available.

 

CRN

14401

Distribution

D

Course No.

GER 415

Title

Kreatives Schreiben

Professor

Susan Bernofsky

Schedule

Mon Wed 3:10 pm - 4:30 pm LC 210

What is writing? How many different sorts of things can be made with words? In this class, students will be introduced to writings in German in a number of different genres and forms (including poetry, essayistic and narrative prose, experimental fiction, literary and art criticism and philosophy) and will be asked to experiment with many sorts of writing themselves. This course is intended not only to build vocabulary and reinforce grammar skills, but to deepen students' understanding and mastery of the expressive potential of the German language. The course will be conducted in German and will involve workshop-style discussion of student work. Frequent short writing assignments.

 

CRN

14459

 

 

Course No.

GER T300

Title

German Theater Production Tutorial

Professor

Stephanie Kufner

Schedule

To be arranged.

For students with an interest in the conception, practice and production of a bilingual theater play within the German Studies Program, based on works by Brecht, Kafka or other authors of interest to participants. This tutorial is open to anybody from the Bard Community and involves scripting, acting, stage management, and music, with students choosing which of these elements they want to focus on. Some German language skills preferred but not a prerequisite. (2 or 4 credits)