Germanic Languages | Deutsche Landeskunde
G362 | 17080 | Breger


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 (for example, education,
East-West conflicts, the politics of memory, minorities, European
integration). Assignments include academic papers and a creative task,
most likely a contribution to a class website.

Texts:
Eva Kolinsky and Wilfried van der Will, eds.: Modern German Culture.
Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006 (new edition; please make sure that it
is not the old one!). Paperback: ISBN-10: 0521568706/ISBN-13:
978-0521568708.
A course reader, available at campus bookstores.