Topics Contemp German Culture

To mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this course seeks to explore the cultural, social, economic and political legacies of divided Germany. Beginning with historical events leading up to the Wende, we will examine the specific contexts in East and West Germany that gave way to the collapse of the GDR in 1989 and German unification in 1990. In drawing upon a variety of genres such as newspaper articles, opinion pieces, films and photography, witness reports, and academic scholarship, we will discuss topics related to political protest, flight and expulsion, cultural memory and trauma, unification, reconciliation, migration and integration. This course aims at developing advanced literacy abilities of summarizing, interpreting, and presenting substantial arguments in professional and academic settings. The instructor will provide all required texts and materials.
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GRMN 3418

All Sections in Summer 2020 Language Schools

Summer 2020 Language Schools

GRMN3418A-L20 Lecture (Wegener)