There is no better way to boost your skills in German than to use the language in inventive and expressive ways. This seminar is designed for undergraduate students interested in writing creatively in German and exploring the process of translation. Participants will read and discuss poems, short prose, and essays; present their own creative projects; and hone their skills as writers, translators, and readers. Reading assignments will give students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of Germanic cultures and literatures, while writing assignments will encourage them to learn new ways to express themselves in German. Translation exercises will help students learn to recognize nuances of meaning and style. At the conclusion of the course, students will have the choice to present either a polished work of translation into or from German or a piece of original writing in German. No previous experience in creative writing expected or required. Discussion and readings in German, writing assignments in English and German. Prerequisite: successful completion of German 302D or permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Course Attributes: EN HAS HUMAS LCDAS LSAS WI IFA HUMAR HUM
Section 01Topics in German Studies
INSTRUCTOR: GoeritzView Course Listing