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Germanic Languages

Comparative Literature

CLGR W4207x Aesthetics Under Siege: the Frankfurt School 3 pts. This lecture course works with an expanded notion of the Frankfurt School. The central figures treated are Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno, but readings also include György Lukács, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, and some others. It focuses on aesthetic and political issues in high and mass culture debates in Europe, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. in the inter-war period and post-1945. All readings will be contextualized in relationship to modernism and modernization, Marxism and National Socialism in the first half of the past century. Metropolitan modernism, realism, the historical avant-garde, and mass media culture will be recurring themes throughout the semester, which ends with a coda on the culture of the Cold War.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: CLGR W4207
CLGR
4207
24056
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
717 HAMILTON HALL
A. Huyssen 64 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: CLGR W4207
CLGR
4207
20411
001
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
516 HAMILTON HALL
A. Huyssen 14 [ More Info ]

Dutch

DTCH W1101x-W1102y Elementary Dutch 4 pts. Fundamentals of grammar, reading, speaking, and comprehension of the spoken language. During the spring term supplementary reading is selected according to students' needs.

Course
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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: DTCH W1102
DTCH
1102
71119
001
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
1 DEUTSCHES HAUS
W. de Groot 9 / 20 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: DTCH W1101
DTCH
1101
14527
001
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
1 DEUTSCHES HAUS
W. de Groot 13 / 18 [ More Info ]

DTCH W1201x-W1202y Intermediate Dutch 4 pts. Prerequisite: DTCH W1101-W1102 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.

Course
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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: DTCH W1202
DTCH
1202
22173
001
TuTh 4:10p - 6:00p
1 DEUTSCHES HAUS
W. de Groot 8 / 20 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: DTCH W1201
DTCH
1201
66910
001
TuTh 4:10p - 6:00p
1 DEUTSCHES HAUS
W. de Groot 6 / 18 [ More Info ]

DTCH W3101x-W3102y Advanced Dutch 3 pts.

Course
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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: DTCH W3102
DTCH
3102
10014
001
M 2:40p - 5:10p
352B INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
W. de Groot 2 / 20 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: DTCH W3101
DTCH
3101
25454
001
M 2:40p - 5:10p
1 DEUTSCHES HAUS
W. de Groot 2 / 18 [ More Info ]

DTCH W3994y Special Reading Course 1 pt.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: DTCH W3994
DTCH
3994
27648
001
Th 11:00a - 11:50a
1 DEUTSCHES HAUS
W. de Groot 3 [ More Info ]

Finnish

FINN W1101x-W1102y Elementary Course 4 pts. Fundamentals of grammar and lexicon. Building proficiency in aural comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing. Linguistic structures in the cultural context.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FINN W1102
FINN
1102
77380
001
MW 2:10p - 4:00p
1 DEUTSCHES HAUS
T. Haapakoski 2 / 20 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: FINN W1101
FINN
1101
60555
001
MW 6:10p - 8:00p
406 HAMILTON HALL
T. Haapakoski 4 / 18 [ More Info ]

FINN W1201x-W1202y Intermediate Course 4 pts. Prerequisites: FINN W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission. Continued practice in aural comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing; review and refinement of grammatical structures; vocabulary building. Readings include Finnish fiction and nonfiction.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FINN W1202
FINN
1202
10705
001
MW 10:10a - 12:00p
1 DEUTSCHES HAUS
T. Haapakoski 2 / 20 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: FINN W1201
FINN
1201
10392
001
TuTh 12:10p - 2:00p
TBA
T. Haapakoski 1 / 18 [ More Info ]

FINN W3333x-W3334y Advanced Course, I and II 3 pts. Prerequisites: Finnish W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission. Further development of comprehension and oral and written expression through discussions and readings of varied texts, including contemporary authors. Aspects of Finnish culture also explored through film and video.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: FINN W3334
FINN
3334
75703
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
1 DEUTSCHES HAUS
T. Haapakoski 3 [ More Info ]

German

GERM V1101x or y Elementary German Language Course, I 4 pts. Upon completion of the course, students understand, speak, read, and write German at a level enabling them to communicate with native speakers about their background, family, daily activities, student life, work, and living quarters. Daily assignments and laboratory work.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM V1101
GERM
1101
69899
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
315 HAMILTON HALL
V. Huang 13 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1101
27236
002
MWF 1:10p - 2:25p
316 HAMILTON HALL
N. Ziolkowski 10 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1101
17195
003
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
316 HAMILTON HALL
B. Henkel 12 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1101
11506
004
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
315 HAMILTON HALL
J. Chaney 15 / 18 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: GERM V1101
GERM
1101
66171
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
313 HAMILTON HALL
A. Holt 9 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1101
22025
002
MWF 1:10p - 2:25p
315 HAMILTON HALL
S. Vaidean 18 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1101
20698
003
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
313 HAMILTON HALL
E. Moir 12 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1101
24755
004
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
313 HAMILTON HALL
T. Kurianowicz 13 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM V1102x or y Elementary German Language Course, II 4 pts. Prerequisites: Prerequisite: GERM V1101 or the equivalent. Students expand their communication skills to include travel, storytelling, personal well-being, basic economics, and recent historical events. Daily assignments and laboratory work.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM V1102
GERM
1102
25100
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
313 HAMILTON HALL
M. Swellander 9 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1102
20569
002
MWF 1:10p - 2:25p
315 HAMILTON HALL
A. Greene 13 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1102
29529
003
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
313 HAMILTON HALL
J. Schmiers-Heller 16 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1102
73141
004
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
313 HAMILTON HALL
R. Shields 16 / 18 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: GERM V1102
GERM
1102
71615
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
315 HAMILTON HALL
A. Greene 3 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1102
28445
002
MWF 1:10p - 2:25p
316 HAMILTON HALL
N. Ziolkowski 5 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1102
17612
003
TuThF 2:40p - 3:55p
315 HAMILTON HALL
V. Huang 4 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1102
29803
004
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
315 HAMILTON HALL
J. Chaney 8 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM F1113x Elementary Intensive Reading Course, I 2 pts. Primarily for graduate students and others who need to acquire a reading knowledge of German. This course does not fulfill any part of the language requirement for the bachelor's degree. A comprehensive introduction to German grammar accompanied by reading of appropriate texts.

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Call Number/
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Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: GERM F1113
GERM
1113
74534
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
313 HAMILTON HALL
R. Shields 6 / 20 [ More Info ]

GERM F1114x or y Elementary Intensive Reading, II 2 pts. Prerequisites: German V1113 or the equivalent. This course does not fulfill any part of the language requirement for the bachelor's degree. Intensive readings of graded expository texts, with review of the essentials of German grammar.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM F1114
GERM
1114
75054
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
313 HAMILTON HALL
R. Korb 9 / 15 [ More Info ]

GERM V1125x Accelerated Elementary German I & II 8 pts. No prerequisites. Equivalent to German V1101 and V1102. This intensive semester provides all of elementary German enabling students to understand, speak, read, and write in German. Topics range from family and studies to current events. Conducted entirely in German, requirements include oral and written exams, essays, German-culture projects, and a final exam.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: GERM V1125
GERM
1125
10231
001
MTuWTh 12:10p - 2:00p
313 HAMILTON HALL
R. Korb 12 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM V1201x or y Intermediate German Language Course, I 4 pts. Prerequisite: GERM V1102 or the equivalent. Recommended parallel: GERM W1521. Prepares students for advanced German language and literature courses. Topics emphasize contemporary German life and cross-cultural awareness. Daily assignments, video material, and laboratory work.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM V1201
GERM
1201
14935
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
316 HAMILTON HALL
R. Korb 7 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1201
15455
002
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
313 HAMILTON HALL
J. Schmiers-Heller 11 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1201
73218
003
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
318 HAMILTON HALL
S. Salvo 8 / 18 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: GERM V1201
GERM
1201
91496
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
318 HAMILTON HALL
T. Weitz 3 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1201
04610
002
TuThF 11:40a - 12:55p
TBA
F. Samartzi 7 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1201
14094
004
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
316 HAMILTON HALL
H. Bajohr 17 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM V1202x or y Intermediate German Language Course, II 4 pts. Prerequisites: GERM V1201 or the equivalent. Recommended parallel: GERM W1522. Students read a German novel. Intermediate-high to advanced-low proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing German is expected upon completion. Daily assignments, video material, and laboratory work.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM V1202
GERM
1202
00407
001
TuThF 10:10a - 11:25a
407 BARNARD HALL
F. Samartzi 5 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1202
68663
002
TuThF 1:10p - 2:25p
313 HAMILTON HALL
S. Vaidean 16 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1202
70129
003
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
413 HAMILTON HALL
C. Glore 18 / 18 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: GERM V1202
GERM
1202
62971
001
MWF 10:10a - 11:25a
317 HAMILTON HALL
S. Vaidean 6 / 18 [ More Info ]
GERM
1202
63297
002
TuThF 1:10p - 2:25p
407 HAMILTON HALL
J. Schmiers-Heller 6 / 20 [ More Info ]
GERM
1202
27335
003
TuTh 6:10p - 8:00p
318 HAMILTON HALL
C. Glore 6 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM V1225y Accelerated Intermediate German 8 pts. Prerequisites: GERM V1102 or the equivalent. Equivalent to German V1201 and V1202, prerequisite 1102 or equivalent. This intensive semester prepares students for advanced German and/or study abroad. Grammar review precedes topics highlighting German history, politics and cultural life. Emphasis on communication including essay writing and group presentations; final portfolio includes essays, creative writing, and German-culture project.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM V1225
GERM
1225
09862
001
MTuWTh 12:10p - 2:00p
207 MILBANK HALL
I. Motyl 6 [ More Info ]

GERM W1521x or y Intermediate Conversation, I 2 pts. Prerequisites: Prerequisite: GERM V1102 or the equivalent, or placement by the director of undergraduate studies. Highly recommended parallel course to GERM V1201. Practice in idiomatic conversational German through discussion of a wide variety of topics.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM W1521
GERM
1521
60803
001
MW 2:40p - 3:55p
316 HAMILTON HALL
M. Grewe 5 / 18 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: GERM W1521
GERM
1521
75434
001
MW 4:10p - 5:25p
313 HAMILTON HALL
M. Swellander 9 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM W1522x or y Intermediate Conversation, II 2 pts. Prerequisites: Prerequisite: GERM V1201 or the equivalent, or placement by director of undergraduate studies. Highly recommended parallel course to GERM V1202. Practice in idiomatic conversational German through discussion of a wide variety of topics.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM W1522
GERM
1522
12203
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
316 HAMILTON HALL
S. Vaidean 6 / 18 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: GERM W1522
GERM
1522
69884
001
TuTh 2:40p - 3:55p
316 HAMILTON HALL
Instructor To Be Announced 2 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM V3001x or y Advanced German, I 3 pts. Prerequisites: Prerequisite: GERM V1202 or the permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Designed to follow up the language skills acquired in first- and second-year language courses (or the equivalent thereof), this course gives students greater proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing German, while focusing on topics from German society today through German newspapers and periodicals.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: GERM V3001
GERM
3001
63730
001
TuTh 11:40a - 12:55p
316 HAMILTON HALL
J. Schmiers-Heller 15 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM V3002x or y Advanced German, II 3 pts. Prerequisites: GERM V1202 or the equivalent and the permission of undergraduate studies or the instructor. While continuing to strengthen their overal German skills, students address aspects of practical and/or situational German, e.g., letter writing, shopping, telephone etiquette, understanding and giving directions, etc.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: GERM V3002
GERM
3002
07100
001
TuTh 4:10p - 5:25p
302 MILBANK HALL
I. Motyl 15 / 18 [ More Info ]

GERM W3333x Introduction To German Literature [In German] 3 pts. Prerequisites: GERM V1202 or the equivalent. Examines short literary texts and various methodological approaches to interpreting such texts in order to establish a basic familiarity with the study of German literature and culture.

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Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: GERM W3333
GERM
3333
74063
001
TuTh 1:10p - 2:25p
315 HAMILTON HALL
D. von Muecke 10 [ More Info ]

GERM W3635x The German Novella Goethe once defined the novella (from lat. novus, meaning "new") as a genre in which the unheard-of happens. This course will take its starting point from the idea of a prose form built around the unprecedented event in order to pose questions about what it means to tell the story, or history (German: Geschichte), of the radically new. In the process the seminar will trace the arc of the "little novel" from Romanticism to Realism to Modernism, and from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th. We will ask what differentiates this genre from its "larger" novelistic counterpart, and what makes brevity the privileged approach for miraculous, uncanny, or just plain peculiar material. Readings include novellas by Goethe, Tieck, Kleist, Hoffmann, Büchner, Droste-Hülshoff, Keller, Stifter, Schnitzler, Thomas Mann and others.

GERM W3675x German Literature In World Context [In English] 3 pts.

GERM C3991y Senior Seminar: Goethe [in German] 3 pts. Required of all German majors in their senior year. Lectures and readings in German. Prerequisites: one of the Introduction to German literature courses and one upper-level literature course, or the instructor's permission. In this course we will focus on two major works by Goethe. Well read Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre in view of Goethe's treatment of the changing role and function of the arts, especially the theater as the protagonist's coming of age means his coming to terms with being not talented as an actor. In the second half of the semester we will read selections from the West-östlicher Diwan, poems, notes and essays, in view of Goethe's reception of Hafez and Islam and discuss Goethe's orientalism. The class discussions and portions of Wilhelm Meister that we discuss in class will be in German. We will also make use of the Engl. Translation of the novel and in the case of Diwan deal with issues of translation.

Swedish

SWED W1101x-W1102y Elementary Swedish 4 pts. Instruction in speaking, reading, and writing basic Swedish. Ample practice in pronunciation and key conversation patterns. Examination of links between the language and the culture(s) in which Swedish is spoken.

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: SWED W1102
SWED
1102
67449
001
M 9:10a - 11:00a
404 HAMILTON HALL
W 10:10a - 12:00p
406 HAMILTON HALL
M. Tybahl 3 / 20 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: SWED W1101
SWED
1101
16539
001
MW 12:10p - 2:00p
404 HAMILTON HALL
Instructor To Be Announced 4 / 18 [ More Info ]

Yiddish

YIDD W1101x-W1102y Elementary Yiddish 4 pts. This year-long course offers an introduction to the language spoken by the Ashkenazi Jews and an opportunity to discover a wonderful world of Yiddish literature, language and culture. Using games, new media, and music, we will learn how to speak, read, listen and write in a language that is considered one of the richest languages in the world. We will also venture outside the classroom to explore the Yiddish world today: through exciting field trips to Yiddish theater, Yiddish-speaking neighborhoods, Yiddish farm, and so on. Welcome to Yiddishland!

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Spring 2014 :: YIDD W1101
YIDD
1101
84031
001
MW 2:10p - 4:00p
408 HAMILTON HALL
A. Legutko 13 [ More Info ]
YIDD
1101
16846
002
MW 6:10p - 8:00p
404 HAMILTON HALL
J. Price 4 [ More Info ]
Spring 2014 :: YIDD W1102
YIDD
1102
21840
001
TuTh 10:10a - 12:00p
404 HAMILTON HALL
A. Legutko 7 / 18 [ More Info ]
Autumn 2014 :: YIDD W1101
YIDD
1101
12098
001
MW 2:10p - 4:00p
404 HAMILTON HALL
A. Legutko 5 / 18 [ More Info ]

YIDD W1201x-W1202y Intermediate Yiddish 4 pts. Prerequisites: YIDD W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission. This year-long course is a continuation of Elementary Yiddish II. As part of the New Media in Jewish Studies Collaborative, this class will be using new media in order to explore and research the fabulous world of Yiddish literature, language, and culture, and to engage in project-oriented activities that will result in creating lasting multi-media online presentations. In addition to expanding the command of the language that has been spoken by the Ashkenazi Jews for more than a millennium, i.e. focusing on developing speaking, reading, writing and listening skills, and on the acquisition of more advanced grammatical concepts, students will also get some video and film editing training, and tutorials on archival research. The class will continue to read works of Yiddish literature in the original and will venture outside of the classroom to explore the Yiddish world today: through exciting field trips to Yiddish theater, Yiddish-speaking neighborhoods, YIVO, Yiddish Farm, and so on. And we will also have the Yiddish native-speaker guest series. Welcome back to Yiddishland!

Course
Number
Call Number/
Section
Days & Times/
Location
Instructor Enrollment
Autumn 2014 :: YIDD W1201
YIDD
1201
62819
001
MW 9:00a - 10:50a
406 HAMILTON HALL
A. Legutko 4 / 18 [ More Info ]

YIDD W3333x Advanced Yiddish 3 pts. Prerequisite: YIDD W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission. This course may be repeated for credit. Reading of contemporary authors. Stress on word usage and idiomatic expression, discussion.

The Berlin Consortium Program

GERM The Berlin Consortium Program The Berlin Consortium makes it possible for science, social science, and humanities majors who have completed at least two years of college German to become German university students for an entire academic year or the spring semester. After a brief period of orientation and intensive language instruction, undergraduates from Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, General Studies, and Barnard College attend classes at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin. Instruction is in German. The FU offers an exceptionally wide range of courses. Medicine, the natural sciences, and the humanities and social sciences are the largest faculties. Smaller, more specialized disciplines are particularly well represented and range from religious studies and ethnology to studies in Asian culture and in the antiquities, art history, and musicology. The Berlin Consortium Program is also open to a limited number of participants from beyond the Consortium institutions--Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University. A bulletin with an application and information about all aspects of the program is available in the Berlin Consortium Office in 203 Lewisohn, 854-2820.


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