Introduction to major critical concepts and basic methodological issues of literary studies. Diverse reading strategies plus special emphasis on analytical writing about literature. Readings from eighteenth- to twentieth-century literature. Recommended: GERMAN 203.
This course is designed to introduce students to various literary genres of the German tradition (lyric, prose, and drama) using examples from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Students learn to apply the techniques of analyzing poetry, prose and drama to a meaningful interpretation of the individual texts. The primary language of instruction is German.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The general method of instruction is through lectures and classroom discussions. The primary language of instruction is German.
We recommend that the student have completed German 203 or its equivalent.
Class assignments and grading
Readings of up to 15 pages of text in German are assigned for every class meeting. Students write three 5-6 page papers on assigned topics and prepare several shorter exercises. Papers are written in English.
Grades are based evenly on participation and written assignments (25% each).