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OSPBER 3B: German Language and Culture

Grammar, composition, and conversation. Increases fluency in German as rapidly as possible to help students take advantage of the many opportunities in Berlin. Corequisite: GERLANG 100B.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBER 4: The Role of Technology in Modern Life: A Comparison between the U.S. and Germany

Technology as a part of our everyday lives and differences between experiences in the U.S. and those in modern Europe, as exemplified by Germans in Berlin. Ways in which technology is intertwined with our lives to the point of not recognizing it. Introductory lectures bring some of these technologies to the fore so students can explore manifestations in modern European life. Topics include transportation, housing and the home, finance, entertainment, and urban/suburban infrastructure. Lectures and group meetings combined with field work.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Carryer, E. (PI)

OSPBER 12: The Politics of Memory

Why is the urban landscape of Berlin so crowded with memorials of WW II, its victims, perpetrators, and the resistance? Exploration of the politics surrounding the memorialization of WW II, with a focus on the city of Berlin: the nature of collective memory and its representation; the function of the memorial in public consciousness; the importance of memory of WW II in German political culture; the changing political landscape of WWII in the context of European politics; comparison of American and European memorialization of war. Material: Films and literary texts; field trips to memorials and museums, including the concentration camp Sachsenhausen; historical accounts and political analyses.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPBER 13: Jewish and Muslim Berlin

Politics of religion and religious minorities in contemporary German/ Berlin culture, with a focus on Jews and Muslims. Consideration of political, historical, social and cultural perspectives: differences between American and German separation of religion and political structures; the historical establishment of Jewish culture in comparison to the contemporary rise of Islam to second-largest religious community in Germany; antisemitism and Islamophobia in Germany and Europe; recent religious controversies (mosques, circumcision, the veil, etc.) Material: Literature, site visits in Berlin, meetings with representatives of the Jewish and Muslim communities.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPBER 15: Shifting Alliances? The European Union and the U.S.

The development of European integration, a model for global security and peace, and a possible replacement for the U.S. position as unilateral superpower. Competing arguments about the state of transatlantic relations.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Bruckner, U. (PI)

OSPBER 1Z: Accelerated German: First and Second Quarters

A jump start to the German language, enabling students with no prior German to study at the Berlin Center. Covers GERLANG 1 and 2 in one quarter.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 8 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBER 2Z: Accelerated German, Second and Third Quarters

Qualifies students for participation in an internship following the study quarter. Emphasis is on communicative patterns in everyday life and in the German work environment, including preparation for interviews.
Terms: Win, Spr | Units: 8 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBER 37: Leading from Behind? Germany in the International Arena since 1945

Germany's changing role in European and world politics. Have old principles based on lessons from World War II become obsolete? Can Germany be a leading power in global affairs?
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Tempel, S. (PI)

OSPBER 40B: Introductory Electronics

Electrical quantities and their measurement, including operation of the oscilloscope. Function of electronic components including resistor, capacitor, and inductor. Analog circuits including the operational amplifier and tuned circuits. Digital logic circuits and their functions. Lab assignments. Prerequisite: PHYSICS 43.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBER 5: What is Engineering? A look at engineers and their work

Nature of the work that is needed to create the engineered products and services around us. Using a set of bridges in Berlin and the surrounding area as case studies, students engage in substantive exercises in three major activities of engineering: engineering design, engineering analysis, and product manufacturing/construction. Field trips, complemented by problem sets, in-class labs, readings and discussions expose students to these engineering activities in a hands-on manner.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Sheppard, S. (PI)
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