Spring 2015

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GER 1102A. Elementary German II.
Continuation of German 1101 (101). Equivalent of German1101 (101) is required.
GER 1102B. Elementary German II.
Continuation of German 1101 (101). Equivalent of German1101 (101) is required.
GER 1155. Into the Wild.
An examination of the mix of conflicting ideas that shape the many conceptions of “wilderness.” Among other questions, explores the ideas of wilderness as a space without or preceding culture and civilization, as a mental state, and as an aesthetic experience. Considers the place of wilderness in the ‘urban jungle’ of cities. Puts Anglo-American and European theories and images of the wilderness into dialogue by comparing literary works, film, artworks, and philosophical texts. No knowledge of German is required.
GER 2204A. Intermediate German II: German History through Visual Culture.
Continuation of German 2203 (203). Equivalent of German 2203 (203) is required.
GER 2204B. Intermediate German II: German History through Visual Culture.
Continuation of German 2203 (203). Equivalent of German 2203 (203) is required.
GER 3310. German Culture Studies: Made in Germany.
An examination of the most influential “products” made in Germany. From technological developments to musical innovations, many things made in Germany have had an enduring, global impact. Explores the context in which these products were made or ideas were developed, the process of their worldwide dissemination, as well as the ways in which they shape the national and cultural imagination. Designed to be an introduction to methods of cultural analysis through an examination of diverse materials. Expands students’ knowledge of German culture, history, and language while also developing skills, including close reading, visual analysis, and contextualization. All materials and coursework in German.
GER 3390. The Great War in German Culture and Society.
A study of the First World War and the Weimar period in German history and culture with a focus on artistic representations of this tumultuous era. Traces key movements in literature as well as visual art and film, with attention to the way artists responded to social, political, and cultural shifts in early twentieth-century Germany. Readings thematize issues of art and politics, nationalism and militarism, gender and sexuality, and practices of memorialization. Authors may include Remarque, Jünger, Benn, Lasker-Schüler, Trakl, Toller, Brecht, Döblin, Luxemburg, and Keun. All materials and coursework in German.