This course explores Germany’s younger generations over the 18th and 19th centuries, their hopes and dreams, goals and aspirations, their relationship to older generations and their peers, and how they make sense of and try to find their place in life.
An equally important aspect of this course is to expand students’ language skills in all four areas (speaking, listening, reading, writing) and help each student further improve their language performance in order for each student to reach their next proficiency level. To best accomplish this, we will make use of the Integrated Performance Approach (IPA) to learning. Every learning step builds on each other from the interpretive, to the interpersonal, and to the presentational modes of communication around specific themes that introduce students to new vocabulary and expands their ability to perform measurably within these parameters.
Students will also learn advanced digital skills in a virtually interactive environment and receive hands-on experience with digital tools in an academic setting and beyond. The development of adjacent skills such as digital etiquette and dialog etiquette and a mindset that fosters collaboration and team work will play an important role in this learning environment.
This course is also a globally connected course in partnership with the German program at the American University in Bulgaria. The global connections component is designed to provide students with the inter-cultural skills that are increasingly indispensable in our globally connected world.
Leseliste (Die größeren Werke lesen wir in Auszügen oder im vereinfachten Deutsch)
Die Leiden des jungen Werther (Goethe)
Märchen (Gebrüder Grimm)
Der Sandmann (E.T.A. Hoffmann)
Bergkristall (Adalbert Stifter)
Film: Woyzeck (Georg Büchner)
Der Struwwelpeter (Heinrich Hoffmann)
Max und Moritz (Wilhelm Busch)
Gedichte von: Goethe, Karoline von Günderrode, Joseph von Eichendorff