German Studies Online - Berlin & Beyond

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The University of Richmond German Studies Program, in collaboration with the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) International Summer University (FUBiS), will be offering several German language and culture courses this summer.

German language instruction offered in a semi-intensive format by FUBiS instructors provides opportunities for German study at all levels. In addition, German language instructors incorporate a variety of virtual excursions and guest speakers into their courses that represent the extensive collection of museums and cultural institutions that Berlin offers. 

FUBiS is known for its excellent language instruction based at one of Germany’s premiere universities in the vibrant, richly historical and multicultural capital city of Berlin. As a partner with the University of Richmond since 2015, FUBiS extends our Spider web through on-site access to international student cohorts and Berlin-based experts and resources.

A program orientation on May 27, 2021 will connect you with your instructors and cohort before classes begin.

Enrollment

Students wishing to enroll for two units during the six-week term (May 31-July 9, 2021) must select a German Language course at an appropriate level* and a German Studies course from the listings below. FUBiS language classes are taught in live remote sessions during the same time, so it’s not possible to enroll in two FUBiS language courses simultaneously

You may also enroll in a FUBiS language class or a German studies class individually, earning a single unit.

Register for all courses in BannerWeb.

* Please contact Dr. Katrina Nousek (knousek@richmond.edu) with questions about language course placement.

German Language

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  • GERM 101 Elementary German
    Course Offerings

    Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
    Monday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Thursday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Katrina Nousek

    CRN: 30167 (section: 01B)
    Units: 1
    Fee: $1,855

    Live remote sessions as scheduled. Special dates: May 29 - July 10. Taught by FUBiS (Freie Universität Berlin International Summer) faculty.

    Description

    Introduction to German language and culture.

  • GERM 102 Elementary German
    Course Offerings

    Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
    Monday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Thursday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Katrina Nousek

    CRN: 30168 (section: 01B)
    Units: 1
    Fee: $1,855

    Live remote sessions as scheduled. Special dates: May 29 - July 10. Taught by FUBiS (Freie Universität Berlin International Summer) faculty.

    Description

    Introduction to German language and culture.

    Prerequisites

    German 101.

  • GERM 201 Intermediate German
    Course Offerings

    Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
    Monday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Thursday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Katrina Nousek

    CRN: 30169 (section: 01B)
    Units: 1
    Fee: $1,855

    Live remote sessions as scheduled. Special dates: May 29 - July 10. Taught by FUBiS (Freie Universität Berlin International Summer) faculty.

    Description

    Active practice and reinforcement of German language skills and study of culture.

    Prerequisites

    German 102 or advanced placement or permission of department.

  • GERM 202 Intermediate German
    Course Offerings

    Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
    Monday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Thursday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Katrina Nousek

    CRN: 30170 (section: 01B)
    Units: 1
    Fee: $1,855

    Live remote sessions as scheduled. Special dates: May 29 - July 10. Taught by FUBiS (Freie Universität Berlin International Summer) faculty.

    Description

    Active practice and reinforcement of German language skills and study of culture.

    Prerequisites

    German 201 or permission of department.

  • GERM 305 German Grammar and Composition
    Course Offerings

    Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
    Monday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Thursday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Katrina Nousek

    CRN: 30171 (section: 01B)
    Units: 1
    Fee: $1,855

    Live remote sessions as scheduled. Special dates: May 29 - July 10. Taught by FUBiS (Freie Universität Berlin International Summer) faculty.

    Description

    Concise review of principles of German grammar and development of competent writing skills. Available on study abroad only.

    Prerequisites

    German 202 or permission of department.

  • GERM 402 Advanced German Conversation
    Course Offerings

    Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
    Monday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Thursday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Katrina Nousek

    CRN: 30172 (section: 01B)
    Units: 1
    Fee: $1,855

    Live remote sessions as scheduled. Special dates: May 29 - July 10. Taught by FUBiS (Freie Universität Berlin International Summer) faculty.

    Description

    Development of advanced level fluency through discussion of contemporary topics in German culture and politics. Available on study abroad only.

    Prerequisites

    German 301 or permission of the department.

German Studies

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  • FMST 265 German Cinema
    Course Offerings

    Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
    Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Katrina Nousek

    CRN: 30165 (section: 1)
    Units: 1
    Fee: $1,855

    Live remote sessions as scheduled. Special dates: May 29-July 10.

    Description

    Survey of German cinema from the 1930s to the present emphasizing the historical and cultural context in which the films were produced. (Same as LLC 265.)

  • GERM 495 Independent Study
    Course Offerings

    Summer Term: 8-Week (8)

    Kathrin Bower

    CRN: NONE (section: 01)
    Units: 1
    Fee: $1,855

    Remote. Schedule TBD in consultation with instructor. Department approval required. Please contact Dr. Bower for registration instructions to enroll in GERM 495.

    Description

    Special projects individually pursued under supervision of faculty member.

    Prerequisites

    Permission of department.

  • LLC 265 German Cinema
    Course Offerings

    Summer Term: 8-Week (8)
    Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Katrina Nousek

    CRN: 30164 (section: 1)
    Units: 1
    Fee: $1,855

    Live remote sessions as scheduled. Special dates: May 29-July 10.

    Description

    Survey of German cinema from the 1930s to the present emphasizing the historical and cultural context in which the films were produced. (Same as FMST 265.)

German Studies Options

FMST 265 or LLC 265 German Cinema

For cinephiles and film fans, German Cinema is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the fascinating evolution of German-language cinema from the “talkies” of the 1930s to global German cinema today. No prior knowledge of German is required and the language of instruction is English. Paired with a German language course from the above list, film screenings offer additional immersion in German language, culture, and history. A German discussion session will be available for students with at least intermediate proficiency in German. This course meets the FSLT (Literary Studies) field of study requirement. Taught by Dr. Katrina Nousek.

GERM 495 Independent Study

This is an option for students with advanced knowledge of German who would like to pursue an independent research project of their choosing. If you are interested in this option, please contact Dr. Kathrin Bower and she will provide you with information about how to register.

Additional Information

For more information about the online summer options in German Studies at the University of Richmond, please contact Dr. Katrina Nousek (knousek@richmond.edu) or Dr. Kathrin Bower (kbower@richmond.edu).