GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Fall 2021, Section 005 - Short Texts
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 230 or RCLANG 291.
Waitlist Capacity:
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.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


This course will take students on a journey of discovery of influential German-speaking authors via short texts. While focusing on contemporary works and award-winning short stories of the 20th and 21st centuries, we will also discuss the historical development of older genres within brief fictional prose narratives.

The importance of such short texts lies in how they highlight a variety of life situations, diverse ideologies, and different themes such as friendship, love, luck, and misfortune as part of everyday life.

This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn about the lives and works of prominent German-speaking writers, to interpret brief narratives, to increase their reading and creative writing command of German through authentic literary works, and to extrapolate the true contents of reviewed material in order to create their own literary short text. Through this creative process, grammar, style, and vocabulary will be enhanced.

Class sessions will consist of discussion of the readings, and of the communicative practice of grammar and vocabulary.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based on active participation, homework, quizzes, a mid-term interview, short essays, and a semester-end “fun short text slam."

Intended Audience:

Instruction Mode: Tuesday class meetings will be in-person; Thursday class meetings will be remote. Remote class meetings will be held synchronously at the times listed for the class. Students are expected to be available during all scheduled class times.

Learning Mode: Remote class meetings will take place via Zoom. Students will need a reasonably stable internet connection with enough bandwidth for videoconferencing and a computer (or tablet) equipped with a camera.


GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
WF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
WF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
WF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (REC)
TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
WF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (REC)
Tu 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Th 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: The course instructor will work around evening exam conflicts in other classes--email for an override.

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