Princeton-in-Munich – Summer 2017
Princeton-in-Munich, the Department’s summer program in Munich, Germany will take place from May 30-June 29, 2017. We offer three courses every June: German 105G (third semester), German 107G (fourth semester), and German 312G – The Absurd, The Grotesque, and the Vulgar: Experimental and Political Art in the 1960s-80s. These courses combine intensive instruction at the Goethe Institut with seminars on literature and culture led by Professors Joel Lande and Barbara Nagel.
Requirements for Princeton-in-Munich:
- If you’re new to German, enroll in German 101 in the Fall; if you then take 102 in the Spring, you can apply for admission to 105G in Munich.
- If your performance in 101 makes you eligible to take the interim intermediate course 102-5 in the Spring, you can apply to 107G in Munich. With GER 101, 102-5 and 107G, you can complete your entire four semester language requirement in one calendar year; i.e. be done with it before the start of your sophomore year.
- If you have taken either GER 107 or a 200– or 300– level course taught in German, you can apply for German 312G; a brief letter of recommendation from an instructor is a requirement. The course offered is the equivalent of one Princeton course. Past courses have explored Munich’s contribution to modern art, architecture, and literature through a series of seminars and visits to museums.
Best of all, the German Department is able to offer these programs at a remarkably low price. In 2017, the fee will be $2,900 and will cover all instructional costs, housing in Munich and offer a $1,000 travel subsidy for airfare. Financial aid is also available for students receiving assistance during the year. For more information on GER 105G & GER 107G contact Professor Joel Lande (email@example.com) for more information on GER 312G, contact Professor Barbara Nagel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadlines: Students currently enrolled in 102-5 who intend to take 107G, must turn in their application form in 203 East Pyne by Friday, February 24, 2017. Application interviews for 105G will take place March 1-3 (signup list will be posted on Prof. Lande’s office door, 217 East Pyne). Applicants for 105G will be notified of their status by March 8. All applicants (107G and 105G) must notify Prof. Lande of their final decision by Thursday, March 16; the program deposit of $290 will be charged to applicants’ student account on March 27, 2017, at which point it is non-refundable.
Applications are due in the German Department Office by Friday, February 24 for students interested in taking GER 312G. Application interviews will take place March 1-3; applicants will be notified of their status by March 8. All applicants must notify Prof. Nagel of their final decision by Friday, March 16; the program fee of $290 will be charged to applicants’ student account on March 27, 2017, at which point it is non-refundable.
Selection Criteria: For 107G: admission to German 1025, and a final grade of B- or higher in German 1025; for 105G: successful completion of German 102, instructor’s recommendation and an oral interview. For GER 312G, GER 107 or a 200- or 300- level course taught in German is a prerequisite; a brief letter of recommendation from an instructor is a requirement.
Funding: applications for first year students, sophomores, and juniors are available through StudentFunding; APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 10. No financial aid is available for seniors. No funding, other than the $1000 travel subsidy, is available from the German department.