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Academic Year 2002/2003
The New Germany 1870-1990: Introduction to German Studies
GERM 299 SP
This course is designed as an introduction to modern German history, society, and culture; the emphasis will be on developments since 1870 and on general patterns such as the pluralism of German cultures and states, the
German path to modernization, the special role of geography and foreign policy in German history, and some of the major issues raised by unification. The course uses a unique blend of historical and literary materials to
provide a broad picture of Germany as it is today and its historical roots.
John Ardagh, GERMANY AND THE GERMANS;
Peter Pulzer, GERMANY, 1870-1945 (1997);
Lothar Kettenacker, GERMANY SINCE 1945(1997);
Wolfgang Borchert, MAN OUTSIDE;
Guenter Grass, THE TIN DRUM and THE PLEBIANS
REHEARSE THE UPRISING;
Weiss, THE PERSECUTION AND ASSASSINATION OF JEAN-PAUL MARAT AS PERFORMED BY THE INMATES OF THE ASYLUM OF CHARENTON UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE;
Christa Wolf, PATTERNS OF CHILDHOOD;
Sarah Kirsch, THE
Dodds/Allen-Thompson, eds., THE WALL IN MY BACKYARD; Stefan Hermlin, EVENING LIGHT
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Three papers (8-10 pages), no final examination.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This course is required for all German Studies majors.
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