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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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GERM 105 - Beginning German: The Stories of Childhood

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
This course offers a yearlong introduction to the study of German language and culture through literature, fairy tales, and films for and about children. Since these materials tend to be linguistically easier, they are ideal for beginning language learning. Moreover, their role in socializing a new generation makes them important sources for understanding a culture’s fundamental values and way of looking at the world. Materials range from classic texts, such as fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, to contemporary stories, films, and television shows. In addition to offering a systematic introduction to German grammar and vocabulary, classroom activities promote practical and active oral and written communication. No prior experience with German required. Karin Maxey and Silke von der Emde.

Yearlong course 105-GERM 106 .



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