GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Section: 007 Unsolved Mysteries: Crime Stories, Criminology, and the Detective
Term: WN 2019
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
4
Other:
Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 230 or RCLANG 291.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 221 or 231; or assignment by placement test.
Other Course Info:
All sections of GERMAN 232 address special topics, e.g., music, philosophy, science, current political issues, etc. F, W, Sp, Su.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides an introduction to German crime stories from 1900 to the present. In German, the criminal novel (Kriminalroman), or "Krimi" for short, encompasses myriad takes on the crime story: psychological thrillers, investigative police dramas, whodunit mysteries, and even detective stories. In this course, we will read newspaper crime serials, watch one of the earliest detective films, analyze harrowing murder ballads, and watch episodes of the police procedural television series Tatort (Crime Scene). We will use this material to build a vocabulary pertaining to criminology and to garner conversations about a German tradition of the crime story. We will also use these texts and films to trouble narrow notions of the Krimi, challenge the archetype of the hard-boiled male detective, and question the instrumentality of forensic technologies. Throughout the course, we will address many unsolved mysteries of the Krimi: Is the crime story simply a guilty pleasure, or can it function as a form of social critique? What are the societal implications of the Krimi’s enduring appeal? What does our fascination with the crime story say about us?

GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
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MTuThF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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11504
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MTuWTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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TuWThF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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MTuWTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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11507
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MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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16552
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TuTh 7:00PM - 9:00PM
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MTuWTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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