I came to Furman in 1980, and I have directed study-away programs in Vienna, Munich, Bonn, and Berlin, all semester long programs. Summer 2013, I participated in Furman's summer China program. I also spent a year in Vienna on sabbatical, 1986-87. I participated in an NEH German seminar on the year 1900, and in an NEH institute on the visual arts. In my free time, I like to bird and knit.

Name Title Description

GRM-110

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.

GRM-120

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.

GRM-201

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.

GRM-265

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.

GRM-266

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.

GRM-332

German Literature since 1750

Survey providing initial exposure to the development of German literature from the Enlightenment to the present. Students read representative texts by major authors of the various literary periods and movements.

GRM-333

German Culture, 1900-1945

Introduces students to major issues in German culture during the period up to and including World War I, the Weimar Republic, and the Nazi era. These issues are explored through a variety of media: literature, art, film, print media, architecture of the city, among others. Students apply methods of cultural studies to explore issues through essays and oral presentations. Conducted in German.

GRM-336

German Fairy Tale

Focus on the evolution of the novelle as a literary form in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Selected authors whose works represent the best examples of this genre will be presented.

GRM-430

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.

In my language teaching, I want my students to experience the cultural insight speaking and understanding a foreign language, in my case German, entails. In German major courses, I seek to extend this languistic experience through cultural artifacts, both high and low, that reflect the climate of a particular era.

Education
Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University
M.A.
Pennsylvania State University
B.A.
Queens College

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