|Dept||Course No and Title||Instructor|
|GERMAN (W18)||1B FUNDAMENTALS||STAFF|
|Emphasizes the development of meaningful communicative skills in German for the purposes of interaction with German speakers and beginning study of German. With a learner-centered approach, the course helps students develop speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural skills and knowledge. Prerequisite: German 1A with a grade of C or better, one to two years of high school German, or equivalent.|
|GERMAN (W18)||1AB INTENSIVE GERMAN FUNDAMENTALS||BROADBENT, P.|
|First half of first-year German in a time-intensive form. Development of meaningful communicative skills for the purposes of interaction with German speakers and beginning study of German. Learner-centered approach develops speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural skills and knowledge.|
|GERMAN (W18)||2B INTERMEDIATE||STAFF|
|Emphasizes communicative skills for the purposes of interaction with German speakers and intermediate study of German. With a learner-centered approach, helps students develop reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammatical, and cultural skills and knowledge. First-year grammar is reviewed and expanded.|
|GERMAN (W18)||102 GERMAN CONTROVERSIES 1945 – 2018||EVERS, K.|
|This course looks at German culture and politics from the end of the Second World War to today by retracing major debates, scandals, and controversies that shaped the two Germanys and that continue to reverberate in today’s Germany. How did the two new German states deal differently after 1945 the loss and the destructions of the Second World War II? How did they reckon with a past of war crimes and genocide? What was the impact of the 1960s student movement on German culture and society? How were the protection of civil liberties debated during the times of terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s? What debates and controversies surrounded the German unification 1989/90? What has been Germany’s changing role in the EU under Chancellor Merkel? How are the German-American relations changing with President Trump? These are just some of the questions we will address in analyzing non-fictional and fictional texts, films, German TV broadcasts. The course will pay particular attention to contemporary debates on the environment, social justice, and the current political crises by reading current newspaper articles and watching German news programs.|
|GERMAN (W18)||150 REPRESENTING THE HOLOCAUST||STAFF|
|Representing the Holocaust: The Limits of Representation in Literature, Film, and Theory|
Since the end of World War II, historians, social scientists, and psychologists have researched origins and causes of the Holocaust. But their explanations have never been fully satisfactory. Can autobiographical reflections, fictional narratives, art, film and other
mass media illuminate dimensions of the Shoah that have remained unanswered by historical, sociological, and psychological approaches? By examining survivors' testimonies, political, historical, and philosophical reflections, film and TV shows, fictional texts, and graphic novels from across Europe and the United States, this course asks what role art and literature have played in shaping our image of Auschwitz. How and why did the representations of the Holocaust change during the last seven decades in different national cultures? What aesthetic, political, and cultural limits and taboos have these representations transgressed or shied away from since the Second World War? What does it mean to be human after Auschwitz? How Americanized has the Holocaust become today? Does the Shoah still shape our contemporary understanding of modernity?
Lectures and readings in English.