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In the fall, intermediate and advanced students can go on to the Foreign Study Program, which offers an intense immersion in Berlin life and culture. The program includes visits to concerts, operas, plays, and museums, and a trip to Vienna. As with the LSA, you would live with a local family and take three Dartmouth courses taught exclusively in German.
As of Fall 2020, the department is offering a combined LSA+/FSP program entitled Germany on the World Stage. Students will enroll either at the intermediate or the advanced level.
Students who have taken German 3 on campus will take German 10 in Berlin. Students who have taken German 10 on campus will take German 29 in Berlin. German 29 will only enroll FSP students. German 30 (German History) and German 31 (The Berlin Theater and Performance Scene) will be taken by all students at a differentiated level of instruction according to their proficiency.
For the FSP option, you need to pass two courses beyond German 5 (but not including German 7 or 13) with an average grade of B or better. If you participated in the LSA the preceding summer, you can petition the director to waive one of those courses.
For the LSA+ option, you need to pass German 3 with an average grade of B or better.
German 10: Advanced Intermediate German is available as an LSA+ option and only taken by students who have completed German 3 on campus but not yet taken a 10 level class. Taught by Gregor Hens.
German 29: Contemporary Germany and Berlin is only taken by FSP students. Taught by Veronika Springmann. Introduction to contemporary German culture, identity and everyday life through close analysis of literary, filmic, architectural, political and other texts. Assignments should develop skills in analyzing construction of identity and expressing sophisticated ideas in written and spoken German. Carries major or minor credit.
German 30: Studies in German History is jointly taken by LSA+ and FSP students at differentiated levels of instruction. Taught by Keith R. Allen. More than any other German city, Berlin encapsulates Germany's complex past. From the Brandenburg Gate to the Olympic Stadium and from the Wannsee to the Alexanderplatz, the capital evokes memories of Wilhelminian pomp, Nazi rule, World War II, the Cold War, and Re-Unification. This course addresses significant aspects of postwar German history and cultural memory. In-depth studies of important developments will be complemented by visits to museums, historical sites and archives. Carries major or minor credit.
German 31: Studies in German Theater Studies in German History is jointly taken by LSA+ and FSP students at differentiated levels of instruction. Taught by the Dartmouth faculty member in residence. Berlin is one of the culturally most vibrant cities in Europe. There are over a hundred theaters and several opera houses with performances that range from classical drama to vaudeville and from musicals to serious opera. For this FSP literature course, students will read, attend, discuss, and write about the plays they see live in various stage productions. The repertory varies from year to year. The primary focus is on theater, but the course may also include prose texts and films. Carries major or minor credit.
Apply online at Off-Campus Programs.