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What courses is GSLL currently offering?

Every semester GSLL offers undergraduate students:

  • First-Year Seminars;
  • Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Language Courses;
  • English-Language Seminars and Lectures on Language, Linguistics, Literature, Film, Philosophy, and Culture;
  • Language, Linguistics, Literature, Film, Philosophy, and Culture Seminars taught in the Target Language;
  • Individual Seminars on Independent Readings;
  • Honors Thesis Mentoring.

GSLL also offers every semester for graduate students German- and English-language courses in Literature, Linguistics, Theory, Film & Media Studies.

The following catalogue of current courses is organized according to language and level.

 

Summer 2021 Course Descriptions

First Session, 2021

GERM 102 Advanced Elementary German (4)

This continuation of GERM 101 emphasizes speaking, listening, reading, writing in a cultural context. Students enhance their basic vocabulary and grammar and will regularly communicate in German about everyday topics. One afternoon meeting per week. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

GERM 203 Intermediate German (3)

Students acquire necessary materials and opportunities to develop further their language skills in a cultural context. They review and expand upon the basic grammar covered in beginning German. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

GERM 265 Hitler in Hollywood: Cinematic Representations of Nazi Germany (3)

MAYMESTER. An examination of selected cinematic representations (both American and German) of Nazi Germany in terms of their aesthetic properties and propagandistic value. Films with English subtitles; readings and discussions in English. REMOTE ONLY-ALL ASYNCHRONOUS.

RUSS 101 Basic Russian Communication I (4)

Essential basics of Russian for everyday conversations. Lays foundation for development of four language skills (speaking, writing, listening, and reading) indispensable for communication on everyday topics in a variety of contexts. Fosters interaction through acquisition of essential communicative and conversational strategies. Introduces learners to structure of contemporary standard Russian through culturally relevant materials. One afternoon meeting per week. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

RUSS 203 Intermediate Russian Communication I (3)

Transitional skills for fluent speaking, writing, listening, and reading for intermediate learners. Furthers learners’ competency for communication on everyday topics. Prepares learners for communication on subjects beyond their immediate needs. Expands interactive skillset necessary to maintain conversations and present individual opinions using complex structures. Employs adapted and non-adapted learning materials to promote mastery of contemporary standard Russian. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

RUSS 477 Wicked Desire: Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita, on Page and Screen (CMPL 477) (3)

Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita (1955) became a global phenomenon due to its unflinching portrayal of pedophilia. This course will delve deeper into the novel’s moral complexity, its international context, and its reflection in mass culture, including movies by Stanley Kubrick (1962) and Adrian Lyne (1997). Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

Second Session, 2021

GERM 102 Advanced Elementary German (4)

This continuation of GERM 101 emphasizes speaking, listening, reading, writing in a cultural context. Students enhance their basic vocabulary and grammar and will regularly communicate in German about everyday topics. One afternoon meeting per week. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

GERM 203 Intermediate German (3)

Students acquire necessary materials and opportunities to develop further their language skills in a cultural context. They review and expand upon the basic grammar covered in beginning German. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

RUSS 102 Basic Russian Communication II (4)

Further basics of Russian for everyday conversations. Continues to lay the foundation for development of four language skills (speaking, writing, listening, and reading) indispensable for communication on everyday topics in a variety of situational contexts. Fosters further interaction through acquisition of essential communicative and conversational strategies active in contemporary standard Russian through culturally relevant materials. One afternoon meeting per week. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.

RUSS 204 Intermediate Russian Communication II (3)

Skills for fluent speaking, writing, listening, and reading for intermediate-to-advanced learners. Develops and deepens learners’ mastery of contemporary standard Russian. Stresses communication, individual expression, and fosters cultural sensitivity through systematic expansion of learners’ ability to conduct conversations in contemporary standard Russian on a widening variety of culturally relevant subjects. REMOTE ONLY-SYNCHRONOUS.