GERM 305
From the "Wende" 'til Today in Literature, Films, and Politics Fall 2009
Division I Writing Skills
Cross-listed GERM 305 / COMP 307 / WGST 305
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The year 2009 marks the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This course will investigate recent trends and developments in Germany. Even though they are now one political entity, East and West are still divided by economy, lived experience, and mentality. We will focus on recent memoirs and films that look back at growing up in the different cultures, or, in the art of Turkish-Germans, living with the contradictions of East and West. Women’s and youth issues, immigrant concerns and contemporary social issues will be foregrounded. Films and documentaries will include Berlin is in Germany, Die Unberührbare, Good-bye, Lenin, Herr Lehmann, Geschwister, Kurz und schmerzlos, Gegen die Wand, Jeder schweigt von etwas anderem, Das Leben der Anderen, and Prinzessinnenbad. Authors will include Julia Schoch, André Kubiczek, Claudia Rusch, Jana Hensel, Barbara Honigmann, Julia Franck, Yadé Kara, Sven Regener, and Ingo Schulze. For those taking the course in German, all readings will be in German; for those taking the course in English, all readings will be in English translation.
The Class: Format: tutorial; weekly one-hour meetings
Limit: 10
Expected: 8
Class#: 1756
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: five alternating 4-page tutorial papers and 2-page responses
Prerequisites: for those taking the course in German, German 201 or German 202; for those taking the course in English, one previous course in English or Comparative Literature
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under GERM or COMP; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under WGST
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
GERM 305 Division I COMP 307 Division I WGST 305 Division I

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