GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Section: 005 Creative Writing
Term: WN 2019
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
4
Other:
Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 230 or RCLANG 291.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 221 or 231; or assignment by placement test.
Other Course Info:
All sections of GERMAN 232 address special topics, e.g., music, philosophy, science, current political issues, etc. F, W, Sp, Su.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

How does one become a better writer? How does one become better at German? These questions share an answer: One reads; one writes. Better yet: One reads like a writer.

The goal of this course is to improve students’ competency as careful, creative writers and readers and, in doing so, improve students’ spoken and written German language skills. In-class writing workshops are a major component of this course. In these sessions, students will apply writing strategies learned from reading short pieces of German literature.

The course reading is organized chronologically and encompasses a variety of literary genres to expose students to the breadth of German literature. We will read fairytales by the Grimm Brothers and learn to write our own fairytales, and we will read poetry by East German writers and learn to write our own poetry. We will also read work by Franz Kafka, Rainer Maria Rilke, Irmgard Keun, Anne Frank, Yoko Tawada, and even Lin-Manuel Miranda while engaging in other creative activities, such as drawing, to mobilize both comprehension and the imagination.

There will be no required books for this course and no coursepack. Students will be expected to purchase a marble notebook for in-class writing workshops, as well as print out materials and bring them to class.

Class Format:

In-class writing workshops are a major component of this course.

GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
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ISBN: 1138853720 (h
Hammer's German grammar and usage, Publisher: Routledge 2017
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