21F.412 Advanced German: Literature and Culture

Class Info

Provides the opportunity to discuss, orally and in writing, cultural, ethical, and social issues on a stylistically sophisticated level. Explores representative and influential works from the 19th century to the present, through literary texts (prose, drama, poetry), radio plays, art, film, and architecture. Investigates topics such as the human and the machine, science and ethics, representation of memory, and issues of good and evil. Includes works by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Kafka, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, Süskind, and W.G. Sebald. Topics and authors vary from term to term. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Taught in German.

This class has 21F.404, and 21F.474 as prerequisites.

21F.412 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by P. Weise.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 21F.412 was rated 6.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Course Library site.

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