Fall 2020 Classes

Dutch Studies Program Fall 2020

I. Dutch Language Courses:

Dutch 1 – Elementary Dutch

Prerequisites: None

In this beginner’s course, students will familiarize themselves with the basics of Dutch: its sounds and spelling, its grammatical structure, and its vocabulary. The class focuses on oral communication with an emphasis on vocabulary: learning words and learning how to use these words. By reading texts and dialogues (and listening to the audio version), students will build their vocabulary. In class they will get the opportunity to practice their newly learned words and phrases. By the end of the semester, students will be able to express themselves in speaking and in writing about a variety of topics, including introducing yourself, time, living, studying, traveling, and talking about present and past situations.

Esmée van der Hoeven, M-W 12-2P in 104 Wheeler + F 12-1P in 251 Dwinelle, 5 units.

 

Dutch 100 – Dutch for Reading Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

This is a course designed for students, primarily graduate students, who want to be able to read Dutch for research purposes. The course is taught in English and targeted at students who have no knowledge of Dutch, however, students who wish to solidify their knowledge of Dutch grammar and their Dutch reading skills are welcome to participate. By focusing on reading strategies and analyzing texts on sentence and word level, students will develop their reading and translation skills in Dutch. A lot of attention is paid to grammar, syntax and basic Dutch vocabulary. This course works with authentic texts (book reviews, newspaper articles, scholarly pieces). Students are welcome to bring in texts or topics for texts in their own field of study.

Esmée van der Hoeven, M-W-F 3-4P, 104 DWINELLE, 3 units.

 

Dutch 110 – Advanced Dutch

Prerequisites: Dutch 1 and 2 or equivalent

In this advanced Dutch language course, students will continue to build their vocabulary based on texts dealing with a variety of topics: the history, culture and society of Belgium and the Netherlands, current affairs and discussions, and literature and art. Class evolves around the reading and discussions of texts, and (newly) featured grammar will be discussed along the way. A lot of attention is paid to speaking skills and presentation skills. By the end of the semester, students will have developed their fluency in Dutch to the level of an advanced speaker.

Esmée van der Hoeven, M-W-F 2-3P in 279 Dwinelle, 4 units.

 

II. Courses in Dutch History, Culture, Linguistics and Literature: (in English)

In Fall 2020, there will be no course offerings in this section. Please refer to Spring 2020 course offerings or visit the course catalog: catalog: http://guide.berkeley.edu/courses/dutch/

III. Dutch Studies Major and Minor

DUTCH MAJOR

  • Prerequisite: Elementary Dutch 1 and Elementary Dutch 2 or equivalent.
  • The student is expected to complete a minimum of 30 upper division units. Of these the following is required:

Advanced Dutch 110

  • Additional courses to be selected from the following list to complete the major:

The Structure of Modern Dutch 107

Dutch for Reading Knowledge 100

Conversation and Composition Dutch 125

Topics in Dutch Literature Dutch 140

Travel/Study Course Dutch 177

Senior Thesis Dutch 190

One course in the Dutch 160-series (may be repeated as topics change)

One course in the Dutch 170-series (may be repeated as topics change)

A maximum of two directly related upper-division courses outside the Department, with approval by the Program Director.

 

DUTCH MINOR

  • Prerequisite: Elementary Dutch 1 and Elementary Dutch 2 or equivalent.
  • The student is expected to complete 5 upper-division courses from the following:

Advanced Dutch 110

Dutch for Reading Knowledge 100

The Structure of Modern Dutch 107

Conversation and Composition Dutch 125

Topics in Dutch Literature Dutch 140

Travel/Study Course Dutch 177

One course in the Dutch 160-series (may be repeated as topics change)

One course in the Dutch 170-series (may be repeated as topics change)

One directly related upper-division course outside the Department, with approval by the Program Director.