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Joseph B. Voyles
GERMAN 551
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Germanic Philology and Linguistics

Topics vary. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of German and at least one elementary linguistics course.

Class description

EXTENSIVE READINGS IN MIDDLE HIGH GERMAN

The course will begin with a review of Middle High German grammar and the place of Middle High German among the Germanic languages. Concomitantly we shall read the Nibelungenlied (as well as the Hildebrandslied in Old High German). In addition we shall be reading extensive selections from other Middle High German texts such as Parzival and Tristan. We shall also invite the participants to suggest any Middle High German texts which they might choose for further readings.

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Class assignments and grading

Grading will be based on class participation and a final exam.

Grading will be based on class participation and a final exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Julia Shapiro
Date: 01/18/2000