GERMAN 416 - Seminar in German Studies
Winter 2019, Section 001 - Current Events Through German Media (Television, Print Journalism, Internet)
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures


Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One year beyond GERMAN 232. Students may not take the same topic twice.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Current Events Through German Media examines the ways German-speaking media make sense of and report on the world around them. The course offers analysis of issues foremost on the minds of German speakers, considering how different media frame (and keep up with) particular problems and events. The course will develop historical perspectives on the functions and abuse of the press and other media such as radio, television and film; consider regional and national differences in perception (esp. Germany and Austria); and German-speaking responses to global English, the 24/7 news cycle, and the internet and social networking. The course will provide opportunities to develop contemporary vocabulary and a range of research and writing skills.

Course Requirements:

Students will undertake a range of appropriate assignments including the regular analysis of news; engagement with a novel and a film; a variety of forms of writing; and two, one-hour exams (no final exam).


GERMAN 416 - Seminar in German Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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