German Civilization & Culture
In the span of a century the politics and culture of Germany have changed dramatically many times over. Some of the topics we’ll discuss in this course include urban modernization at the turn-of-century, the Weimar Republic, the rise and fall of the Third Reich, the two Germanys of the Cold War period, and Unification. To help illustrate these topics, we’ll consider readings (including a graphic novel), paintings, architecture, music, and film. Students will be asked to participate actively in class discussions, to write short essays/homeworks, and to take a midterm and final exam.