This course will introduce students to the literature, art, music and the central social, cultural and political issues of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, a period in German literary and cultural history known as the Romantic Age. It is designed to provide an introduction to the important trends in society that informed the literature, art and political ideas of the period. Students will read a variety of representative texts, including fairy tales, poems, short stories, novellas and some theory. In addition, they will also study some of the artwork representative of this era. This course is reading-intensive, however, students will also have ample opportunity to continue to develop their spoken and written language skills in class discussion of the texts and in reflective essays. Taught in German.
Satisfies the Franklin College Literature requirement.