2017-2018 Catalog

GERM 232 Contemporary Germany: Culture and Society After 1945

This course covers major trends and developments in the cultural history of postwar Germany. Topics include: the reconstruction of culture after 1945, the makeup of cultural institutions, the mass media, popular culture vs. traditional culture, the counter culture of the 60's and early 70's, and the problems of unification after 1989. Taught in German, with emphasis on oral presentations and essay writing. Readings include: literary texts, documentary material, newspaper, and magazine articles.


4 units


GERM 201; or permission of instructor