GER301W-001: German Studies I

August 26, 2015 - December 8, 2015
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2:30pm - 3:45pm
Schaumann, Caroline
Fall. The first part of the GER 301-302 sequence, focusing on the changing portrayal of love in German cultural narratives (prose, drama, essays, poetry, film). The course introduces students to reading and discussing literary texts in German and is designed to foster academic writing in German.

This course constitutes the first part of the GER 301-302 sequence with its thematic focus on the changing portrayal of love and hate in German cultural narratives. Delving into the historical events of the twenty-first and twentieth centuries, students will encounter differing perspectives, metaphors, themes, and language on love/hate in contemporary, divided, Nazi, Weimar, and Imperial Germanys. The course includes several writing assignments from plot summary to personal narrative to thematic exploration, all designed to engage a detailed literary analysis. Course materials will be drawn from a literary canon to include texts by Patrick Sueskind, Bertolt Brecht, and Arthur Schnitzler, and well-known films like Metropolis.

Select readings available on reserves

Prerequisite: German 202 or equivalent

  1. Hilke Dreyer, Richard Schmitt
    Practice Grammar of German
  2. Abiwissen Deutsch Textanalyse
  3. Suskind, Patrick
    Der Kontrabass
  4. Kafka, Franz
    EinFach Deutsch Textausgaben: Franz Kafka: Die Verwandlung, Brief an den Vater und weitere Werke - Neubearbeitung

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