Germanic Languages | Introduction to German Literature: Types
G305 | 17123 | Julia Lawson
Germanic Studies , Introduction to German Literature: Types
G305 , Julia Lawson
Section number: 17123
Course Description (College Bulletin): G305 Introduction to German
Types (3 cr.) [A&H] Prerequisite: G300 with a minimum grade of C-.
Study of literary types (dramatic, narrative, lyric) with examples of
each selected from two or more periods.
G305 enables students to improve their reading proficiency in German
through their close study of 2 longer, unedited literary texts and
several short poems. Regular classwork will facilitate studentsí
command of advanced German grammar and support vocabulary building.
At the same time, both the course readings and the regular class
discussions will focus on formal and technical literary means by which
authors from widely different times treat related motifs, themes, and
We will read: 1) Der Vorleser, the 1995 novel by Bernhard Schlink
[ISBN: 3257229534]; and 2) Biedermann und die Brandstifter, by Max
Frisch [ISBN: 3518100416]
Students should own a good dictionary. Recommended are:
Oxford-Duden German Dictionary, 2nd edition [ISBN: 0-19-860365-7]
Concise Oxford-Duden German Dictionary, 2nd edition [ISBN: 0-19-864230-X]
Langenscheidt New College German Dictionary [ISBN: 0887290213]
Students enrolling in this course should already have completed G330
(or a higher course) previously.