GERMAN 325 - Intermediate German
Spring 2018, Section 101 - The Pre-Germanic Societies
Instruction Mode: Section 101 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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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.
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In this course we will learn about the Germanic peoples of the ancient world. This diverse group of various tribes, referenced as Barbarians by the Romans, will eventually unify to form the German culture, known today.

We will explore the great Germanic age of migration, their mythology, economy and major battles amongst their tribes and the Roman Empire. We will also discuss aspects of the beginning of German literature and written language, religious practices and their deities. Many will see similarities from their mythology in today's Comic Book characters.

We will conclude this historic journey in the early Middle Ages, emphasizing on Charles the Great, “Father of Europe” who unified the German tribes for the first time.

Course Requirements:

In addition to tests and essays, students will work independently in groups to research and then present on assigned topics of the Pre-Germanic societies.

The necessary vocabulary and grammar will be provided along the way.

Class Format:

Seminar format. All readings and discussions will be in German.


GERMAN 325 - Intermediate German
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101 (REC)
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