GER 207

Studies in German Language and Style: Society, Politics, and Culture in Germany, 1890-1945

Fall 2020
Mon, Wed
11:00 am – 12:20 pm

This course will tackle exemplary works of modern German society and culture, including literature, art, film, essays, speeches, and autobiographies. It offers an introduction to the most important events and issues from the first half of the century: the foundation of the German state, Berlin as a modern metropolis, World War I, the rise of National Socialism. Intensive practice in spoken and written German with an emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and complex syntactical forms.