GRMN 287 - Topics in German Studies (Taught in English)
Fall and Spring (3-4) Staff
Students with advanced language skills, with consent of instructor, may take a 4th credit for reading and discussions (one additional hour per week) in the original language.
Topics for Fall
German Cinema (Gülly)
Media and Politics since 1945. (Wattenberg)
This course introduces and examines the institutions, processes and interdependencies of Germany’s political and media systems. The course traces the post-war development of Germany – FRG and GDR – to reunification and Germany’s evolving role in world politics. Attention will focus on the German party system, political campaigning, political culture, and political communication in German mass media. We will also be discussing the federal election in September 2013, the repercussions of its outcome on contemporary German politics and its coverage in German mass media. Students with a working knowledge of German may enroll for the 4 credit version of this course (GRMN 287 04), which will meet one additional hour per week to read and discuss in German. Course may be repeated for credit when topics differ.