Germanic Languages | Deutsche Landeskunde
G362 | 6142 | Breger


G362 Deutsche Landeskunde/Contemporary Germany (3 cr.)

Prerequisite: G300 with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: G330.

This course offers an introduction to contemporary German culture.
We will talk about the history of the two German states after 1945
as well as examine different perspectives on political, social, and
cultural questions in present-day Germany (e.g. East-West
integration, politics of memory, minorities, gender issues).
Presentations and discussions mostly in German, readings and
examinations partly in German, partly in English. Two essay
examinations (midterm/final), plus short quizzes.

Texts:
Eva Kolinsky and Wilfried van der Will, eds.: Modern German Culture.
Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998 (paperback edition).
Renate Luscher: Deutschland nach der Wende: Aktualisierte Fassung
2001. Ismaning/München: Verlag für Deutsch.
A course reader