Dutch Courses for Spring 2019

Content for Spring 2019

Dutch Courses:

 Dutch 1 (5) Elementary Dutch. Van Der Hoeven

In this beginner’s course, students will familiarize themselves with the basics of Dutch: sounds and spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. Weekly themes form the basis of in-class conversations and write-ups. By the end of the semester, students will be able to express themselves in speaking and in writing about a variety of topics, including introducing yourself, time, living, studying, traveling, and talking about present and past situations.

Dutch 2 (5) Elementary Dutch. Van Der Hoeven

Prerequisites: Dutch 1 or equivalent.  In Dutch 2, students’ knowledge of Dutch vocabulary and grammar will be expanded and put into practice, in engaging conversation classes and weekly writing assignments. Each week is dedicated to a theme, which forms the heart of the readings and discussions. Students will conclude this semester by giving a short presentation in Dutch.

Dutch 125 (4) Conversation and Composition. Van Der Hoeven

Prerequisites: Dutch 110 or equivalent

In this advanced language course, students will be introduced to different types of texts and will learn different styles and practices in writing. A reader with various reading materials (i.e. articles, book reviews, literature, scholarly pieces) will form the basis for in-class conversations and weekly writing assignments (homework).

Dutch 166 (4) Anne Frank and After. Dewulf

This course deals with the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands and the Holocaust. We learn about the history of the Netherlands during World War II and discuss post-war historical studies, novels and films about this topic. No knowledge of the Dutch language is required.  Taught in English.