Courses of Study 2014-2015 
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Courses of Study 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GERST 2020 - [Literary Texts and Contexts]

(LA-AS) Satisfies Option 1.      
Next offered 2015-2016. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: GERST 2000  or equivalent or placement by examination. Can be used in partial fulfillment of the humanities distribution requirement. Taught in German.

D. McBride.

Students in this intermediate course read and discuss a number of works belonging to different literary genres by major German-speaking authors such as Kafka, Walser, Brecht, Mann, Frisch, Dürrenmatt, Bachmann, and others. They explore questions of subjectivity and identity in modern society, of human existence as existence in language, and of the representation of history in literary texts. Activities and assignments focus on the development of reading competency in different literary genres, the improvement of writing skills including the accurate use of idiomatic expressions, the expansion of students’ German vocabulary, and the systematic review of select topics in German grammar.

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