Hellmut H Ammerlahn
German literature from the Middle Ages to the present: Medieval Courtly period, Baroque, Enlightenment, Sturm und Drang, Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Neoromanticism, Expressionism. Recommended: GERMAN 311.
In this course we shall read in chronological order representative texts from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. They embody characteristic world views, literary styles and features distinctive not only for their authors but also in respect to the periods in which these authors wrote. Emphasis will be on the Medieval Courtly era, the Enlightenment, Classicism, Romanticism, Poetic Realism, Modernism, and Expressionism. Texts are in German, lectures primarily in German, student class discussions and exams in either English or German.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The course will be conducted as a combination of lectures and seminar-style discussions
Class assignments and grading
Timely and conscientious reading of the assigned texts is mandatory so that we all can engage in their analyses in active oral class discussions.
Grades will be based on the results of one in-class written midterm, a take-home final exam (60%) as well as on oral participation and regularity of class attendance (40%).