GERM 303

German Mentalities

This course addresses studies in the mentalities of the German-speaking peoples with the goal of developing cultural awareness, sensitivity, and, ultimately, cultural competence through immersion. Studies in literature, cultural artifacts, film, and media focusing on notions of time and space, untranslatable concepts such as Heimat or Gem?tlichkeit, historical/geopolitical identities (German/Austrian/Swiss), regional identities (Bavarian, Swabian, Saxon), ideological identities (BRD/GDR) and the transforming influence of European unification are explored.

Prerequisites: GERM 201 and 202 or their equivalents.