This course traces and examines forms of Holocaust memory and memorialization in film, literature, art, architecture, city planning, museums, and memorials in Germany. For an additional credit hour, students will participate in a week-long trip to Berlin.
Credits: 3 TO 4
This course focuses on complex topics in contemporary German speaking cultures through the use of authentic materials (film, media, literature).
Recommended Prerequisite(s): GERM 264 or Placement Test.
Continuation of GERM 264. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced.
Through literature, art and filmmaking this course will explore how the Nazi dictatorship affected the lives of women. From "Aryan" women who participated in it, to how German women of Jewish descent were marginalized; analyzing women as victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust; and exploring the memory of Nazism. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course.