GERMAN 304 - Studies in German Culture
Section: 001 Jewish Prague
Term: WN 2018
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Meets 01/03/18 - 02/20/18. (Drop/Add deadline=01/16/18.).
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Taught in English.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course introduces students of all backgrounds to important dimensions in the arts. Drawing on a variety of disciplines (art history, literature, visual culture), it introduces students to a tradition that continues to exercise great influence of the contemporary cultural period.

Sections of this course will present a wide range of topics in the broad context of German cultural and literary studies. The course will introduce basic concepts and analytical techniques, and will enable students to gain in-depth knowledge of specific, clearly defined topics (for example, a particular cultural-historical moment, cultural movement, contemporary issue, or body of texts by one author).

In exploring the cultural practices and concomitant literature in Germany, this course employs a critical methodology that encourages a deep and analytical engagement with various forms of texts. Students become familiar with popular literature within the social and historical contexts, from a cross-section of theoretical, aesthetic, and even political traditions.

Course Requirements:

Consistent attendance is essential. The basis for grading is a clear demonstration of familiarity with the theoretical, historical, and descriptive readings. Intensive class participation in weekly discussions and activities are expected. Critical reviews of films and events, field trips, and a 10-15 page essay to be included in a class publication, as well as other written assignments.

Intended Audience:

No prior knowledge is required to take the course. It will appeal to concentrators and non-concentrators alike. There are no prerequisites, but we hope that these are students with an interest in German Culture (or whatever the topic is).

Class Format:

Lecture weekly for 2 hours for half the term.

GERMAN 304 - Studies in German Culture
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001 (SEM)
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets on the following Wednesdays: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21.
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