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Spring 2021 German BC3022 section 001

Call Number 00034
Day & Time
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Irene Motyl
Course Description Prerequisites: (GERM UN3002) Students explore film, podcasts and digital technology as tools for analyzing culture, language and identity. Integrated in this course is an in-person, on-site segment involving faculty leading study abroad in one of Europe’s most diverse cities: Vienna, Austria. During a one-week stay in Vienna during the spring break, students will put their German-language, filming and digital technology skills to use and gather ethnographic material to produce a short German-language documentary film on identity, the notion of homeland, and stereotypes. Live encounters with native Viennese as well as with recent migrants from Turkey, Ukraine, Poland, former Yugoslavia, and/or Syria in formal and informal settings and a field study project will serve as the main sources for the video. After the on-site and out-of-classroom segment, students will edit their film material and present the final video in the class, Advanced German II: Vienna now and then, which will take place during the same semester. A course website will be created to host final video projects for future reference. Student videos will thereby serve as authentic classroom material for German courses at Barnard and elsewhere. This course includes a one-week study abroad project in Vienna during spring break. Due to Barnard's COVID 19 travel abroad restrictions, the originally planned study abroad week during the spring break 2021 will not take place in Vienna. Instead the interviews with migrants living in Vienna will be conducted online over Zoom during the spring break of 2021. A non-obligatory one week non-credit experiential program in Vienna in connection with this course might be offered April 24th- May1st, 2021 depending on Barnard's study abroad regulations for the summer.
Web Site Vergil
Department German @Barnard
Enrollment 5 students (12 max) as of 8:02AM Sunday, March 7, 2021
Subject German
Number BC3022
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Note 1 wk study abroad (4/24-5/1), depending on travel regs
Section key 20211GERM3022X001

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