GERMAN 326 - Intermediate German
Section: 004 Vienna: Past and Present
Term: WN 2018
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 230 or 232 or RCLANG 291 or the equivalent as per placement test results.
Other Course Info:
Taught in German.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

City of Mozart and Strauss; of Freud, Wittgenstein, and Herzl; of Hofmannsthal and Loos; imperial city, city of the Secession; Young Vienna; Red Vienna; Viennese Schnitzel, Viennese cafés, Viennese balls. One of Europe’s major capitals, Vienna has the second-largest number of German speakers (after Berlin), and is the easternmost German-language metropolis. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century it has flourished as a meeting place of West and East European cultural currents. Most recently, Vienna has become the first West European stop for Syrian refugees.

This course will pursue two major goals:

1) to expand students’ cultural and intellectual horizons by introducing them to Viennese literature, film, architecture, music, history, and politics; we will focus primarily on twentieth- and twenty-first-century developments, with some references to previous centuries;

2) to improve students’ German language skills and analytical abilities by requiring them to complete a variety of assignments (essays, quizzes, research project). Students will be encouraged to formulate and pursue their own topics of interest throughout the course.

Since music is a key area of Viennese culture, students will be required to attend and complete assignments about two live UMS performances: an example of Viennese Classicism with “The Last Sonatas” (Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert) performed by Sir András Schiff, on Feb. 20; and a modern interpretation of popular and folk music with “Mnozil Brass” on April 14. The Mellon Institute for Integrating Arts in Academe will subsidize the greater part of the cost of these tickets. Trip to Vienna unfortunately not included.

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GERMAN 326 - Intermediate German
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (REC)
WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (REC)
MW 7:00PM - 8:30PM
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