THE SOUND OF GERMAN: GERMAN-SPEAKING CULTURAL HISTORY FROM MOZART TO BROTHERS KEEPERS
In this course, we survey significant developments in German-language culture, broadly defined, from the Enlightenment to the twentieth century. Students of all disciplines and majors are invited to receive an overview of the culture of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, starting in the 1750s and tracing its impact into the present time. The course is based on literature, film, music, language, history, habits, news, etc., and surveys major figures, movements, and their influence on the world’s civilization. It encourages critical engagement with the material at hand and provides the opportunity to compare it with the students’ own cultural background. The course is taught in English.
This is a writing-rich course, which offers multiple opportunities to improve your writing skills. 6 credits, satisfies requirements in Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies, Writing Requirement
Spring 2019: T/Th 1:15-3pm, LDC 330
The class will train you to
- read critically and evaluate appropriately.
- question your own and others’ claims.
- engage in meaningful discussions about various texts.
- apply in-class knowledge to out-of-class issues.