GERMAN 325 - Intermediate German
Fall 2022, Section 001 - German Science Fiction/Fantasy
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (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.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Within the annals of German literature and film little is mentioned of the science fiction and fantasy genres. Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927) and Frau im Mond (1929) as well as Alfred Doeblin's Berge Meere und Giganten (1924) reflect a general interest in the genre before World War II. After the war the genre fills with English language titles from such masters as Heinlein, Asimov and Tolkien. Yet there existed a lively audience for science fiction in the 1950's with such publications as Terra and Perry Rhodan. From the 1970's onward, German science fiction and fantasy once again gains traction in regional bookstores and theaters, but rarely garners the international acclaim or status of the aforementioned English language titles.

In this course we will examine the contested space science fiction occupies within the realm of literature, its manifestation in Germany both before and after World War II as well as highlight contemporary works by German authors and directors of science fiction and fantasy.

In addition to excerpts from novels, short stories, films, and reviews, we will explore the role science fiction has played in the German imagination both then and now—all with the aim of improving students' spoken and written German

Course Requirements:

Student grades will be based on approximately 3 tests, daily homework, attendance and participation, and one final project consisting of a 5-8 page story due at the end of the term.

Class Format:

In person.


GERMAN 325 - Intermediate German
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (REC)
 In Person
Tu 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
004 (REC)
 In Person
WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
006 (REC)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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