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    Macalester College
  Sep 22, 2017
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GERM 308 - Introduction to German Studies

This course prepares students for upper-level courses in German Studies through the critical investigation of important political, social and aesthetic topics in the context of German cultural history. Such topics include the tension between the German Kulturnation and the political nation, the economic and philosophical critique offered by socialism, imperialism as discourse and political tool, the aesthetic revolution of modernism in the arts, and the debacle of fascism and the Holocaust. In addition to historical texts, students will read literary and autobiographical texts, view films, and examine a number of examples of material culture from a variety of periods. Conducted in German. Every spring. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: GERM 305 , placement test, or permission of instructor. (4 Credits)

Curricular Change: Renamed “German Cultural History” effective Fall 2013 (10/1/12)