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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)
Instructors: Wohlfeil, J. (PI)

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.
Terms: Spr | Units: 7 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-GlobalCom | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

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 16: Technology and Policy for Sustainable Energy in Germany

Fundamental technologies for sustainable development, conversion, transmission, and use of energy in buildings, transportation, and industry. Diverse stakeholder involvement in the formulation and implementation of policy for sustainable energy. Key differences between Germany and the U.S. and other countries with energy-intensive economies regarding energy supply, use, policy, and results. Field trips and guest speakers to learn about German suppliers of energy technology, energy facilities, and decision makers and stakeholders in processes for energy policymaking.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Tatum, C. (PI)

OSPBER 17: Split Images: A Century of Cinema

20th-century German culture through film. The silent era, Weimar, and the instrumentalization of film in the Third Reich. The postwar era: ideological and aesthetic codes of DEFA, new German cinema, and post-Wende filmmaking including Run Lola Run and Goodbye Lenin. Aesthetic aspects of the films including image composition, camera and editing techniques, and relation between sound and image.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 21B: Intermediate German

Grammar review, vocabulary building, writing, and discussion of German culture, literature, and film.
Terms: Spr | Units: 7 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBER 25: Architecture, Memory, Commemoration

Exploration of questions about architectural form together with a sense of place in Berlin and surrounding regional cities. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of urbanism and memory through the concerns of cultural geography, anthropology, history, fiction and films. Trips to sites to explore how memory is visualized in the built environment. Themes of the course include: "About Form," "Mapping the City," and "Heritage and Commemoration."
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBER 28: German Opera

This course is designed to provide an introduction to opera in general and German opera in particular. The syllabus is linked specifically to productions of German operas currently being presented at Berlin's opera houses. During class we will prepare ourselves for the various performances by discussing each work in detail, looking at the libretto, analyzing the relationship between music and text, listening to recordings, and reading secondary literature. We will also share our post-performance impressions. The principal aim of the course is informed appreciation of the genre of opera.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Hinton, S. (PI)
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