Die Deutsche Sommerschule von New Mexico in Taos Ski Valley

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43rd Annual Session . . . June 05 - July 06, 2018

Courses

2018 Curriculum

After individualized language instruction, all students and instructors come together in the late morning for the Grundkurs lecture series. In the afternoon, we offer seminars and mini-seminars, followed by evening workshops. Most courses are cross-listed and available for either undergraduate or graduate credit. Students may also choose the C/NC or audit option. Wednesdays and Sundays are free for excursions or other leisure activities.

The 2018 lecture series centers on the topic Wechselwirkungen: Umwelt, Technologie und Kultur. Our curriculum is further complemented by evening presentations, films and lectures featuring our visiting scholars, author-in-residence, artist-in-residence, and guest lecturers.

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Wechselwirkungen: Umwelt, Technologie und Kultur

Sprachkurse (credit hours)

  • B1, B2 oder C1 Sprachunterricht; (2)
  • C2 "Stilistik"; (2)

Der Grundkurs

  • Wechselwirkungen: Umwelt, Technologie und Kultur; (2)

Seminare und Miniseminare

  • Einführung in die deutsch-türkische Literatur; (1)
  • 100 Jahre Österreich - geboren aus der Schweiz?; (1)
  • Kultur der Weimarer Republik durch Film; (1)
  • Politik und Kultur der Berliner Republik; (1)
  • Wortwerkstatt: Wirtschaftsdeutsch; (1)
  • Sprache, Denken, Körper, Innovation - Versuche zwischen experimenteller Philologie und fiktionalem Design; (1)
  • Öko-Ästhetik: Naturdarstellung in der Goethezeit; (1)
  • Autorenwerkstatt mit Tanja Dückers; (1)
  • Geschichte der deutschen Dialektliteratur; (1)

Werkstätten und andere Kurse

  • Zeitungsworkshop “Der Zauberberg”; (1)

Lehrerseminare

  • Goethe Institut: Deutsch Lehren Lernen; (1)

Credit Load

Students may earn up to seven undergraduate or six graduate semester hour credits. Credit is granted through the University of New Mexico. Students can arrange for transfer credits with their home institutions.

All students will take a placement test and participate in an oral interview to assure proper placement in language courses. Most undergraduate students will take seven credit hours, graduate students will take six credit hours.

For Example

  • 2 credits  >> GER 370, 410, or 470 (Sprachkurs)
  • 2 credits  >> GER 380/481/581 (lecture series; mandatory for all students)
  • 2 credits  >> Two Electives
  • 1 credit    >> (Optional) One Additional Elective or the Neswpaper Workshop