GERMAN 325 - Intermediate German
Fall 2021, Section 001 - German Science Fiction/Fantasy
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 230 or 232 or RCLANG 291 or the equivalent as per placement test results.
Other Course Info:
Taught in German.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Within the annals of German literature and film little is mentioned of the science fiction and fantasy genres. Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927) and Frau im Mond (1929) as well as Alfred Doeblin's Berge Meere und Giganten (1924) reflect a general interest in the genre before World War II. After the war the genre fills with English language titles from such masters as Heinlein, Asimov and Tolkien. Yet there existed a lively audience for science fiction in the 1950's with such publications as Terra and Perry Rhodan. From the 1970's onward, German science fiction and fantasy once again gains traction in regional bookstores and theaters, but rarely garners the international acclaim or status of the aforementioned English language titles.

In this course we will examine the contested space science fiction occupies within the realm of literature, its manifestation in Germany both before and after World War II as well as highlight contemporary works by German authors and directors of science fiction and fantasy.

In addition to excerpts from novels, short stories, films, and reviews, we will explore the role science fiction has played in the German imagination both then and now—all with the aim of improving students' spoken and written German

Class Format:

Instruction Mode:We will engage in large discussions about the course content in an in-person format on Mondays and Wednesdays; on Fridays, we will engage in activities where students collaborate in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom.

Learning Mode:Remote class meetings will be held synchronously Fridays 10:00-11:00 am. Students are expected to be available during all scheduled class times. Remote class meetings will take place via Zoom. Students will need a reasonably stable internet connection with enough bandwidth for videoconferencing and a computer (or tablet) equipped with a camera.

Schedule

GERMAN 325 - Intermediate German
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
  Hybrid
11297
Open
1
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
 In Person
30056
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (REC)
 In Person
16615
Open
5
 
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WF 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (REC)
 In Person
16298
Open
1
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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