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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

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

OSPBER 3B: German Language and Culture

Completion and refinement of First-Year grammar, vocabulary building, reading literature and news, writing skills, esp. journal. Extensive use of current materials, such as local Berlin and national news, and emphasis on building speaking skills for everyday situations and discussions.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 7 | UG Reqs: Language

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
Instructors: Carryer, E. (PI)

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
Instructors: Sheppard, S. (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
Instructors: Kramer, K. (PI)

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: 7 | UG Reqs: Language

OSPBER 24: Berlin: Through a Lens - Independent Study

Process of using a camera for artistic expression. Still or video camera used as a passport to gain access to people, places, and events that might otherwise remain off limits. Short exercises culminate in a final project. Optional field trips to several local museums (Film and Television Museum in Berlin, The Museum für Fotografie, Topography of Terror, and/or the Stasi Museum) to view their photography collections.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2
Instructors: Krawitz, J. (PI)

OSPBER 24B: Advanced German Grammar

Syntax and organizational patters (connectors, structuring and cohesive devices) for various types of texts and arguments, contrastive vocabulary practice, and reading strategies. Skills for writing well-structured critical essays, giving effective presentations, and reading extensively as well as intensively.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2
Instructors: Boebe, D. (PI)

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."
Last offered: Autumn 2014 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum
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