Dutch (DUTCH)

Courses

DUTCH 1 Elementary Dutch 5 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Dutch language course for beginners. Focus of the course is on acquiring basic communicative competence in the language, i.e., developing the ability to appropriatly use the language (spoken as well as written) in authentic situations.

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DUTCH 2 Elementary Dutch 5 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
In this course, one reinforces and expands knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, increases fluency through oral and written exercises, and builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in 1.

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DUTCH 39A Cultural History of the Low Countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg) 3 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2008
This course offers a general survey on the cultural history of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Through written texts, audiovisual materials, and discussions, we will study important historical, social, political, and cultural aspects of these three countries that represent European history in a nutshell. All readings and discussions in English.

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DUTCH 100 Dutch for Reading Knowledge 3 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This is a Dutch language course developed for students with no previous knowledge of the Dutch language. The course is designed for students, primarily graduate students, who need to learn how to translate Dutch texts in their area of expertise in order to be able to use Dutch materials for their dissertation. There is a strong emphasis on grammar, syntax, and basic Dutch vocabulary. The course is open to all
students who want to start learning Dutch or who wish to improve their knowledge of the Dutch grammar and their Dutch reading skills.
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DUTCH 107 The Structure of Modern Dutch 3 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2013, Fall 2009
A basic course on the structural properties of modern Dutch, including phonetics and phonology, morphology, and syntax. Comparison with English and German.

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DUTCH 110 Advanced Dutch 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Includes a grammar review with exercises (Jenneke Osterhoff, Intermediate Dutch). Conversation is taken to a higher plane, role playing becomes increasingly important, newspaper articles of the more difficult papers are read, and radio programs and television programs are listened to and watched. These activities provide material for short essay assignments. Problems in the essays create occasions for more grammar review.

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DUTCH 125 Conversation and Composition 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is designed to improve both the oral and written style of the student in Dutch, employing a variety of sources ranging from the newspaper to the essay to the creative forms (poetry, short story). The art of correspondence, both formal and informal, will be taught as well as the widely-varying spoken styles.

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DUTCH 140 Topics in Dutch Literature 3 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 1998
While the focus will be on some of the major novels in the Dutch language, relevant works of poetry will be included too, and to give this class the widest exposure possible, the class will consist of an English track and a Dutch track (the latter will accommodate our Dutch majors and minors who will read and reflect on these works in Dutch).

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DUTCH C164 The Indonesian Connection: Dutch Literature About the Indies in English Translation 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2010, Spring 2008
In postcolonial thought on European claims to cultural supremacy, the case of the "Dutch East-Indies" (the future Indonesia) still arouses questions like: What made the Dutch colonial policy different from that of other European powers? What were the main characteristics of the "Dutch East-Indies"? How did a small country like the Netherlands manage to rule a territory that was fifty-two times
its own in scale? And how can we explain that 350 years of Dutch domination left so few traces in contemporary Indonesia?
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DUTCH 166 Anne Frank and After: Dutch Literature of the Holocaust in English Translation 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2010, Spring 2009
Post-War Dutch literature is replete with works dealing with the Holocaust, by both victims and survivors. The course will focus on literary as well as historical documents, examine the history of anti-Semitism in the Lowlands, and compare a number of literary genres from the Diary to ego-documents and fiction.

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DUTCH 170 Multiculturalism in the Netherlands 3 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2012, Spring 2010
The course will focus on contemporary Dutch politics, culture and literature: the post-war period and the early twenty-first century. Particular attention will be paid to immigration and the debate on multiculturalism and Islam in the Netherlands. All readings and discussions in English.

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DUTCH C170 Dutch Culture and Society: Amsterdam and Berkeley in the Sixties 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2008
This course will focus on the cultural aspects of protest- and youth cultures in two cities that were influential in the sixties: Amsterdam and Berkeley. Particular attention will be paid to how American popular culture was perceived in a European context. All readings and discussions in English.

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DUTCH 171AC From New Amsterdam to New York: Race, Culture, and Identity in New Netherland 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
What would it mean to begin modern American history on the island of Manhattan instead of New England? We intend to question the Anglo-American perspective on the representation of cultural identity, national identity, ethnicity, and race by constrasting the traditional foundation story of the United States with that of the 17th-century Dutch colony on Manhattan. Readings will include historical and ethnographic writings
, self-representations of the different ethnic groups, and fictional accounts.
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DUTCH 173 Dutch Post-Colonial Studies 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2011
Selected topics in Dutch or Flemish/Belgian colonial literature and/or history. See departmental description for current topic. All readings and discussions in English.

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DUTCH 174 Brussels: A Global Study of a European Capital City 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2009
This course aims at a comprehensive study of Brussels, capital of the European Union: its historical richness, institutional complexity of Belgium, cultural diversity, linguistic contradictions, globalizing economy, and its rapidly transforming social divisions. Taught in English; no knowledge of French or Dutch is required.

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DUTCH 177 The Amsterdam-Brussels Connection: The Art, History, and Literature of the Netherlands and Flanders 6 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2010 10 Week Session, Summer 2004 10 Week Session
With the 17th-century "Golden Age" as its starting point, the course traces the important cultural developments in Holland and Belgium (Flanders) up to the present. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides a clear picture of these two constrasting monarchies. The historical, cultural, and linguistic relationship is a constant focus of the course.
The literature (documentary and fiction) concentrates on the Holcaust in the Low Countries. Students will engage with their subject matter not only in daily lectures, but also as eyewitnesses through regular field trips to museums and historical sites in Amsterdam, The Hague, Haarlem, Delft, Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, Brussels, and other cities. Visits to the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, the House of Representatives, an interactive criminal trial, attendance at the International Court of Arbitration in The Hague, and the European Parliament in Brussels are included in the course.
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DUTCH C178 Cultural Studies 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2012, Fall 2009
Although the Caribbean has been recognized in recent years as being one of the most compelling areas in regard to questions of interculturality, hybridity, and miscegenation, the Dutch-speaking part of it has somehow been neglected. This course intends to give an opportunity to those who do not necessarily have a command of Dutch language, but wish to complete their knowledge of Latin-American and Carribean history
, culture, and literature.
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DUTCH 179 Cultural Studies 3 or 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010
Selected topics in cultural studies. Offerings vary. See departmental descriptions for current topic. All readings and discussions in English.

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DUTCH 190 Senior Thesis 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
A major research paper in the areas of Dutch literature, culture, or the area of linguistics. Required of all majors.

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DUTCH H196 Honors Studies in Dutch 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised independent study and research course for honors students.

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DUTCH 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016

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DUTCH 199 Special Studies in Dutch 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Enrollment is restricted by regulations in .

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DUTCH 299 Individual Studies in Dutch for Graduate Students 1 - 8 Units

Offered through: German
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
For graduate students engaged in exploration of a restricted field, involving the writing of a research paper.

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