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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

Covers GERLANG 2 and 3 in one quarter. 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: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 8 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

OSPBER 21B: Intermediate German

German language skills for Intermediate students. Refinement of German grammar; vocabulary building, writing practice via journal and essays; German culture, including current news and issues, literature and films. Special emphasis on comprehension and speaking skills for discussions, everyday situations, and in-class presentations. Prerequisite: completion of first-year German.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: Language | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Knuepling, F. (PI)

OSPBER 30: Berlin vor Ort: A Field Trip Module

The cultures of Berlin as preserved in museums, monuments, and architecture. Berlin's cityscape as a narrative of its history from baroque palaces to vestiges of E. German communism, from 19th-century industrialism to grim edifices of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

OSPBER 31: Ways of Hearing: Exploring Berlin Through its Music

Introduction to the diverse Berlin music scene and its interwoven roots, exploring the intimate connections between music and German identity. Why music of all kinds is of such profound importance in Germany and how the German musical tradition has influenced the entire world and has, in turn, integrated impulses from many different cultures. Enrollment limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Muir, L. (PI)

OSPBER 40M: An Intro to Making: What is EE

Is a hands-on class where students learn to make stuff. Through the process of building, you are introduced to the basic areas of EE. Students build a "useless box" and learn about circuits, feedback, and programming hardware, a light display for your desk and bike and learn about coding, transforms, and LEDs, a solar charger and an EKG machine and learn about power, noise, feedback, more circuits, and safety. And you get to keep the toys you build. Prerequisite: CS 106A.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPBER 50M: Introductory Science of Materials

Topics include: the relationship between atomic structure and macroscopic properties of man-made and natural materials; mechanical and thermodynamic behavior of surgical implants including alloys, ceramics, and polymers; and materials selection for biotechnology applications such as contact lenses, artificial joints, and cardiovascular stents. No prerequisite.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Mueller, R. (TA)

OSPBER 60: Cityscape as History: Architecture and Urban Design in Berlin

Diversity of Berlin's architecture and urban design resulting from its historical background. Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his artistic ancestors. Role of the cultural exchange between Germany and the U.S. Changing nature of the city from the 19th century to the present.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Pabsch, M. (PI)

OSPBER 74: Politics and Organization of Sport in Germany and the US

Sport as an entry point for thinking about social dynamics and about broad debates about morality and ethics that are raised by ongoing social change. Issues related to sport as a national-level pursuit. How do nations use sport to promote their agendas, both among their own citizens and elsewhere? How do nations intervene to promote the performance of individual athletes? How else do they seek to exert their influence on sport outcomes? With Berlin as our backdrop, pursue these questions by considering three cases in detail: the 1936 Berlin Olympics, East German sport in the 1970s and 1980s, and German soccer today.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Freese, J. (PI)

OSPBER 77: "Ich bin ein Berliner" Lessons of Berlin for International Politics

History and theoretical concepts of International Relations, taking advantage of Berlin's unique history. Topics include: balance of power system, the era of total war, the East-West conflict, and the age of globalization, connecting these international political phenomena to sites and features of historical and contemporary Berlin. Core issues and theories of International Relations positioned in relation to the social and political history of Berlin, offering both a knowledge of Berlin as a global city of the twentieth century, and an understanding of International Relations through concrete examples.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Stephen, M. (PI)

OSPBER 82: Globalization and Germany

Main channels of globalization¿movement of capital, goods, people and ideas¿and their history. Arguments in favor and against economic integration and relationship between globalization and domestic political processes. Key industries of the German export economy; how globalization relates to current debates on migration and social policy. Germany's position in the European Union, as well as the world economy; Germany and its role in future globalization
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Hungerland, W. (PI)

OSPBER 83: Refugees and Germany

History and lived experience of refugees, both those who have fled from and to Germany, in the twentieth and twenty-first century. Visits to relevant sites in Berlin, meetings with refugees and experts on this topic, and readings to provide context. Participants write a journal; option for creative writing, either fiction or creative non-fiction.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Treitel, J. (PI)

OSPBER 84: Berlin and the Sociological Imagination: Special Topics

Independent study on social science and history topics giving students the opportunity to pursue a specific, sustained inquiry during their time in Berlin. This can include topics related to Berlin today, during the Cold War, in Nazi Germany, during the Weimar Republic, or other times, and can look specifically at aspects of German science, business, culture, or politics.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Freese, J. (PI)

OSPBER 99: German Language Specials

May be repeat for credit
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-10 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPBER 104: Berlin University Lecture Series 1

May be repeat for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 105: Berlin University Lecture Series 2

Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 198D: Humboldt Universitat: Humanities 2

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 198F: Humboldt Universitat: Social Sciences 2

Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 199A: Directed Reading A

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2-4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

OSPBER 199B: Directed Reading B

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 199C: Directed Reading C

Terms: Aut | Units: 1-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 199D: Humboldt Universitat: Humanities

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 199F: Humboldt Universitat: Social Sciences

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 199G: Freie Universitat: Social Sciences 1

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 199H: Freie Universitat: Humanities 1

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 199J: Freie Universitat: Natural Sciences 1

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 199K: Freie Universitat: Social Sciences 2

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 199L: Freie Universitat: Humanities 2

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)

OSPBER 199M: Freie Universitat: Natural Sciences 2

Course may be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ; Kramer, K. (PI)
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