GERM 202 Seh'n Se, det is Berlin

Last offered Spring 2014

In the history of Germany, Berlin has always been a very important cultural and political center: it was successively the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, and the German Democratic Republic, before becoming the capital of a reunited Federal Republic of Germany in 1990. In order to understand the fascination held by this metropolis before and after WWII and its increasing popularity today, it is crucial to gain an insight into the cultural and historical aspects of the capital of Germany throughout the 20th century. In order to do so, we will read texts by Erich Kästner, Kurt Tucholsky, Thomas Brussig, and Wladimir Kaminer, look at paintings by Ernst Ludwig Kirschner, Otto Dix and photographs by August Sander, watch movies by Fritz lang, Wolfgang Staudte, Hannes Stöhr, and Detlev Buck, and listen to cabaret songs by Marlene Dietrich and electronic music by Ellen Alien. Conducted in German.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: midterm, final exam, several short papers
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Prerequisites: GERM 201 or equivalent
Enrollment Preference: German majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 12
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3270
GERM 202 SEM Seh'n Se, det is Berlin Division 1: Languages and the Arts Christophe A. Kone
GERM 202 SEM Seh'n Se, det is Berlin Division 1: Languages and the Arts Christophe A. Kone
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