Spring 2019 Courses
Intermediate Dutch II
MW 4:10 – 6:00pm
Prerequisites: DTCH UN1101-UN1102 or the equivalent. Continued practice in the four skills (aural comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing); review and refinement of basic grammar; vocabulary building. Readings in Dutch literature.
Advanced Dutch II
17th-Century Dutch Texts
The course is specifically meant for Ph.D candidates, but it is also open to undergraduates. Each week the students will read and analyze a 17th-century Dutch text. Text selection will be largely learner-driven in order to best address specific research needs. In the past, this course has helped students of art history, law, politics, cultural studies, and history take on the difficult task of reading printed and handwritten texts from the late 16th and 17th centuries.
The course starts with an overview of reading strategies that students learn to apply when approaching texts written in the 1600s. As the semester progresses, the complexity of the texts will increase. The last two weeks of the semester are devoted to handwritten texts and students will gain a familiarity with common handwriting styles