Examination of managerial, marketing, financial and accounting implications of the international operations of business enterprises. The underlying economic principles, institutional and regulatory frameworks, and the environmental and political constraints. Emphasis on multinational enterprise.
Studies in Mass Media
Concentrated study in one area or theorist of mass communication. Course topics will change with each offering. Potential topics include the global media integration, the internet as a public sphere, public journalism, the theories of Marshall McLuhan, Hollywood film genres, or Italian film.
Distinctive ways that film conveys and generates meaning. Tools to critically analyze films by examining the basics of film form, style (mise-en-scene, camera angle and movement, editing, and sound), and genre. The course also will explore the characteristic features of -- as well as alternatives to -- the classical Hollywood style
Media, Art and Terrorism
This course focuses on two case studies: Red Army Faction (RAF) and 9/11. The RAF was a German Marxist-Leninist group active from the early 70s until 1998, that 'specialized' in car bombings targeting politicians, industry leaders, bankers and American army bases. The history of the RAF, both as a terrorist organization and in its mediation, will serve as a framework for approaching 9/11 and terrorism as a key element of contemporary media culture.
Elementary German I
Introduction to the sound system and grammatical structure necessary to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in German. An appreciation of German-speaking culture underlies the orientation of the course.
Intensive Elementary German
Designed to prepare students with some background in German for the first intermediate level course. One semester equivalent of the elementary sequence.
Elementary German II
Continuation of the skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) developed in German 111, with increased emphasis on vocabulary expansion, idiomatic expression, and cultural differences.
Intermediate German I
Continuation of the development of proficiency in listening and speaking, while expanding the reading and writing skills using materials of a literary or cultural nature.
Intro to German Readings
Builds upon and further enhances the basics developed through the first intermediate course. Reading numerous short works of fiction and nonfiction and through discussions and short written assignmenets in German, expanding the critical listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary and cultural skills necessary for further study.
Advanced intermediate travel study language course focusing on the culture and civilization of Germany with emphasis on the large public urban setting of Berlin and on the more private small-town setting of Cuxhaven. Guided interactions with the local community will enable the students to improve and practice their German language skills.
German Language House
Media such as newspapers, magazines, film, and television helps focus regular discussions on current topics of concern to German society. Student journals are presented in both oral and written form. German is used for all discussions and written work.
German Language House
Media such as newspapers, magazines, film, and television help focus regular discussions on current topics of concern to German society. Student journals are presented in both oral and written form. German is used for all discussions and written work.
Travel Study German Language
German study based on level of proficiency with native instructors.
Theatre and Film in Berlin
Part of the study away curriculum in Germany. Exploration of the institutions and instantiations of theater and film in the cultural crucible of Berlin. Taught in German by the accompanying Furman faculty and assisted by on-site guides in studios, theaters, and museums.
Travel Study German Culture
Understanding and appreciation of various art and architecture forms. Special emphasis on the German speaking world.
German Studies since 1945
Introduction of major issues in German culture since 1945, including the Stunde Null, the economic miracle, the generation 468, RAF, the East German experience, reunification and beyond. Issues explored through a variety of media, including literature, film, art/photography, pop music.
Introduction to the major dramatists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and to drama as a literary form and a sociological, philosophical, and cultural reflection of the times. In addition to reading representative texts, the evolution of dramatic theory and techniques is discussed.
Age of Goethe
Introduction to the literature and culture of the classical period in German literary history from 1750 to 1832. Appreciation for the development of great classical writers during an in-depth study of the major works produced in this period.
Readings in German Language
In-depth focus on a period, movement, author, or genre. Offerings in the past have been post-1945 German literature and the literature and culture of the Weimar Republic. May be repeated for credit based on change of topic.
Nineteenth Century Philosophy
Important figures and themes of nineteenth century philosophy. Readings chosen from Hegel, Schelling, Schopenhauer, Feuerbach, Marx, Kierkegaard, Darwin, and Nietzsche.
Politics of European Union
Study of the institutions, policies and processes of the European Union and the major theories of regional integration.
Examination of the sources of conflict and cooperation in the international system and their effects on the development of foreign policy.
Directed Independent Study