The course consists of three major fields of inquiry:
1) Germans and Authority
For instance, how is police training and interaction with the public different from the States? What is the image of the German police? How and why are German detective shows different from American ones?
2) German Society and Culture in the Midst of Change
By watching the film Welcome, we explore the complexity involved in any process of integration. How is German culture changing right now as it deals with the huge task of absorbing more than a million refugees?
3) German Youth Culture
We will read Tschick, a bestselling German youth novel which presents the coming-of-age dilemmas with frankness, insight and humor.
The course includes grammar review and practice, as well as vocabulary building.
Satisfies Core Area IV (World Languages and Culture).