Approved by Faculty Senate.
College of Liberal Arts
Winona State University
Department:Foreign Languages Course Title: 18th and 19th
Course Number: German 402 Frequency of Offering: Every 2
Number of Credits: 3 Prerequisite: German 202 or
Instructor: Dr.Lilian Ramos Office Hours: MW 9-10
TR 8:30-9:30 or
Office: Somsen 319F Voice Mail: (507)457-5168
E-mail:email@example.com Grading: Grade only
Course applies to: German language majors and minors, including German teaching majors and minors and satisfies the University Studies Writing Flag.
This course incorporates learning activities that enhance students abilities to
successful writing in their field.
in their fields.
Texts: Anthology of German Literature, Volume I, Waveland Press.
Anthology of German Literature, Volume II, Waveland Press.
Geschichte der deutschen Literature, von Helmuth Nürnberger, Bayrischer Schulbuch-Verlag, 1995.
Deutsche Gedichte, edited by Echtermeyer and von Wiese. (Strongly recommended)
A survey of representative works by major authors in various genres from the Enlightenment through Symbolism and Naturalism (late 19th century). Classwork focuses on the close reading
and critical discussion of texts in their literary and cultural contexts.
b. acquire a thorough understanding of literary periods of the 18th and 19th centuries such as
c. 1 oral report (Referat)
Active involvement and punctual attendance at every class session is essential to successful course completion. Participation and preparedness will be evaluated for each class period. Unexcused absences will result in a lowering of 2% of the final grade average for each class missed. Excused absences consist of university-sponsored functions, illnesses and emergencies. 48 hour notice prior to or following such absences must be given but absences do not excuse you from work missed. It is your responsibility to inform yourself of any work that is due. Late assignments will not be accepted except when proper notification of an excused absence has been made.
The final grade will be comprised of the following elements:
Preparedness for class discussion 40%
Oral report 15%
Midterm exam (Feb. 28) 15%
Final exam (May 1) 15 %
Term paper 15%
Since the primary emphasis of the course emphasizes reading of assigned texts, failure to be consistently prepared for classroom discussion will seriously affect good performance. Oral reports should be no longer than 15-20 minutes in length and should not be read but presented in a natural fashion; however, an outline of the report should be submitted to the class. Topics must be approved by the instructor. Possible topics are: the critical analysis of a poem, discussion of an author, literary movement, comparison of two works based on similarities and differences of themes, etc. Referate should be presented in as natural a fashion as possible. Note cards may only be used to jog the memory about facts and figures. Referate will be graded on organization, content and manner of presentation. Topics should be selected no later that Jan. 24.
The topics for the term paper (Arbeit) must also be approved by the instructor and may be related in theme to that of the Referat. The Arbeit be evaluated on organization, content/style and grammatical accuracy. The following deadlines will be strictly observed. Failure to comply will result in a lowering of the grade for each late day by 5%.
Selection of topic (Jan. 24)
Submission of outline (March 14)
Submission of rough draft (April 9)
Final draft due (April 25)
The following guide will serve as a general frame of reference with regard to letter grades
A. Excellent (90-100%)
This reflects superior performance and is reserved for students who demonstrate a distinct familiarity with the material.
B. Very Good (80-89 %)
This indicates performance which exceeds expectations and shows particular strength in some aspects of the material. Students generally have a fairly solid grasp o the material and can show it.
C. Satisfactory (70-79%)
This grade reveals that the basic expectations for the coursework have been met and that performance is satisfactory. Students receiving a C-range grade have only a basic familiarity with the material and a rudimentary ability to apply it.
D. Poor (60-69%)
This grade reflects that students have met minimal standards regarding assigned coursework.
This grade reveals that students did not meet even minimal standards in the course.
08. Januar Einführung/Aufklärung/Johann Christoph Gottsched
Aufgabe: Nürnberger (S. 82-95)
Anthology I (S. 459-549)
15. 01. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing/Emilia Galotti
Aufgabe: Nürnberger (S. 95-100)
Anthology I (S. 550-2, 560-2, )
17.01. Emilia Galotti, Rokokodichtung
22.01. Sturm nd Drang/Göttinger Hain/Empfindsamkeit/Die Soldaten
24.01. Jakob Lenz: Die Soldaten
29.01. Der junge Goethe
Aufgabe: Nürnberger (S. 118-131)
Anthology II: (S. 86-90)
Anthology I: (S. 695-6)
07.02. Friedrich Hölderlin
Anthology II: (S.132-134)
12.02. Assessment Day/Kein Unterricht
Anthology II: (S.103-18, 127-131)
28.02. Zwischenprüfung (Midterm Exam)
Aufgabe: Nürnberger (S.176-192)
Anthology II (S. 347.375)
12.03. Biedermeier: Adalabert Stifter (Granit)
Anthology II (S. 419-22, 432-3)
14.03. Biedermeier:Annette von Droste-Hülshoff/Mörike
19.03. Junges Deutschland und Vormärz:Georg Büchner (Wozyeck)
21.03. Junges Deutschland: Heinrich Heine
26.03. Bürgerlicher Realismus: Friedrich Hebbel (Maria Magdalena)
Aufgabe: Nürnberger (S.210-215)
Anthology II: (S.497-509)
28.03. Bürgerlicher Realismus:Gottfried Keller (Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe)
02.04. Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe
04.04. Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe
09.04. Bürgerlicher Realismus: Meyer und Storm
16.04. Dorf und Heimatdichtung
18.04. Naturalism: Arno Holz (Johannes Schlaf)
23.04. Arno Holz, Karl Henckell, Paul Ernst