Prose and Poetry
German 5 is rather dull and monotonous in presentation. Daily throughout the year the student prepares about eight pages of his book and translates only a few words in class. The alert can determine exactly when they are to be called on, thus making it quite unnecessary to awaken for more than ten minutes of each class.
The reading includes two anthologies of the history of German literature, historical novels, and dramas. About twelve texts in all are read, part of them outside of class.
There are two hour examinations each half year which are marked on the basis of a literal translation of selected passages. The course will satisfy those of you who are seeking to enlarge your vocabulary or the already versed German scholar who wants a "snap" course, but a half-year is about enough.