- Course code: GERM-371
- Credits: 3
- Semester: Spring, odd years
- Department: Pre-Professional Health
An exploration of the culture of German-speaking Europe through its rich and intricately linked traditions of visual and literary culture. Students examine the interplay of texts and a broad variety of visual media including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, theatrical and operatic production, film and television. Students will analyze materials for their rhetorical strategies and how they seek to move their audience with appeals to culturally and historically charged themes. While becoming familiar with salient ideas in German cultural history and the insights offered by an analysis and appreciation of particular works of literature and the arts, students will gain valuable experience interpreting German cultural artifacts for their implicit worldviews, assumptions, and goals. This course fulfills the core Arts requirement. Prerequisite: German 301, 303, or permission of the instructor.