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Fall 2012-2013
* GER 207   na, npdf

Studies in German Language and Style: Society, Politics, and Culture in Germany, 1890-1945

Sarah M. Pourciau

Discussion of exemplary texts from modern German society and culture, including essays, speeches, autobiographies, works of literature, art, and film. The course offers an introduction to important issues in modern Germany: Berlin as a modern metropolis, World War I, the rise of National Socialism, the postwar landscape, and the contemporary political situation. Intensive practice in spoken and written German with emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and complex syntactical forms.

Sample reading list:
Erich Maria Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues
Bertolt Brecht, Gedichte
Joseph Goebbels, Tagebücher
Fritz Lang, Metropolis
Ingo Schulze, Simple Storys
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Several hours of reading per week, three short essays, mid-term, final paper, class presentation.

Mid Term Exam - 10%
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Papers - 25%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
GER 107 or permission of the instructor..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20321 C01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M W   East Pyne Building   215   Enrolled:10 Limit:25