GERM-302   German Culture & Intercultural Studies

The focus of this course is on cultural learning, intercultural skill building, and cultural intelligence. Through exploration of German cultures, comparisons between German and US American cultures and reflection on cultural identities, students will build their cultural intelligence while improving their German language skills. Key themes include Heimat, history, religion and factors of identity. Course texts range from Jugendliteratur to newspaper articles, film, and poetry. Selections on culture and cultural learning in English will also be assigned. Students are expected to progress in all German language skills as well as their abilities to interact effectively and sensitively across cultural boundaries. Prerequisite: German 123 or 202.