A New Approach to Understanding Classical Literary Cultures: Professor Denecke publishes The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature
The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature 1000 BCE through 900 CE...
For beginners or according to placement test results. Introduction to grammar, vocabulary, structure of German, emphasizing the four basic skills: speaking, writing, listening, and reading. (If CAS LG 112 or a more advanced college-level course has been completed, this course may not be taken for credit.)
Continues study and practice of the basic skills of speaking, writing, and reading German. Conversational dialogues, reading of short texts, grammar sessions, compositions. Conducted in German. (If a more advanced college-level course has been completed, this course may not be taken for credit.)
Part I: Eight-week intensive German course for beginners or according to placement test results. Introduction to grammar, vocabulary, and structure of German, emphasizing the basic communication skills: speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Part II: Continuation of the study and practice of speaking, writing listening, and reading German. Includes conversational dialogues, reading of short texts, grammar sessions, and compositions. Meets two hours a week for the remainder of the semester. 4 cr.
Further development of communicative skills acquired in the first year, emphasizing both production (speaking, writing) and comprehension (listening, reading). Grammar review. Reading and discussion of selected short stories, poetry, and plays as well as nonliterary texts. Conducted in German.
Continued development of communicative skills and strategies for functioning socially in German-language contexts. Students learn to understand literary and nonliterary texts. Conducted in German.
Introduction to the major works of German literature, emphasizing methods of close reading and the art of critical writing. Texts by Johannes von Saaz, J.W. Goethe, Heinrich von Kleist, Georg Buchner, Robert Musil, Ingeborg Bachmann and others. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. May be taken for WR 150 credit.
Topic for Spring 2018: Art and Society in the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany. Literature, art, and social thought of the Weimar years; the transformation of Germany into a fascist state. Works by Brecht, Mann, Ingeborg Keun, Simmel, Remarque, Beckmann, Gropius, Lasker- Schuler and others. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
Study of the three radical and influential German thinkers. Marx's German Ideology, Communist Manifesto, Grundrisse, Capital; Nietzsche's Beyond Good/Evil, Genealogy of Morals; Freud's Outline, Introductory Lectures, Civilization and Its Discontents. Cannot be taken for credit by students who have completed CAS LG 475. Also offered as CAS XL 470 A1. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
Comparative study of the Faust theme, 1500 to present: Marlowe, Goethe, Mann, Gertrude Stein, Jan Svankmajer, others. Transmission and adaptation of literary themes within and between national traditions. Emphasis on close reading and research, use of theory and criticism. Meets with CAS XL 351. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.