GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Winter 2022, Section 004 - Food in Germany: History, Traditions and Modern Cuisine
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Details

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:

Description

 “You are what you eat”—this commonplace coined by French gastronome Brillat-Savarin expresses in the form of an aphorism the myriad roles that food and drink, their production, preparation and consumption, play in our lives. Food and drink are often markers of national culture, as well as individual identity; they trigger memory and storytelling; they encapsulate the course of history; they reveal gender dynamics; they become environmental threats. Who cooks, who eats and drinks, what, when, and how much is consumed, what is acceptable, desirable or, on the contrary, disgusting tells us about cultural taboos, social status, gender roles, economic prosperity or lack thereof, ethnic and racial relationships, environmental awareness, and politics. We are, indeed, what we eat. We will examine these interrelated aspects through representations of food and drink in German-language literature and film.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based on active participation, homework, quizzes, short essays, and two presentations.

Class Format:

Instruction Mode: Tuesday & Thursday class meetings will be remote; Wednesday & Friday class meetings will be in-person. Remote class meetings will be held synchronously at the times listed for the class. Students are expected to be available during all scheduled class times.

Learning Mode: 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.

If it is possible to arrange it, the course will include a virtual exchange with a class of German students, during which students will learn more about German culture from their counterparts in Germany and practice their spoken German skills.

Schedule

GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
  Hybrid
17699
Open
1
 
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WF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
 In Person
11366
Open
3
 
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TuWThF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (REC)
  Hybrid
11367
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 12:00PM - 1:00PM
WF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
  Hybrid
11368
Open
1
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
WF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (REC)
  Hybrid
11369
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
WF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (REC)
  Hybrid
16190
Open
4
 
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Tu 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Th 7:00PM - 9:00PM
007 (REC)
  Hybrid
22789
Open
6
 
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WF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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