Middlebury

GRMN0360

German & Its Cultural Contexts

German in Its Cultural Contexts
The course invites students to explore social and cultural developments in Germany from 1871 to the present day from a historical perspective. We begin by examining Germany’s birth as a nation state and end by looking at recent events in today’s reunified Federal Republic. The course aims to lay the foundation for a critical understanding of German culture in its contemporary global context. Writing the biographies of fictional Germans throughout the semester, students will follow the radical changes in German society during the (long) twentieth century and gain an understanding how ‘ordinary’ people in Germany might have lived. A montage of written and visual materials will expose students to elite, mainstream, and marginal cultures alike. Taught in German. (Formerly GRMN 0310) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
German
Department:
German
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR HIS LNG
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2016

GRMN0360A-F16 Seminar (Feiereisen)
GRMN0360B-F16 Seminar (Feiereisen)

Spring 2014

GRMN0360A-S14 Seminar (Feiereisen)