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GER 320. Introduction to German Literature

Credits: 3
Department: German
Description: Reading strategies for German lyric poetry to popular prose and drama, literature of women. Vietnamese, Turkish, and other ethnic minorities in Germany.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe works that embody behaviors, values and perspectives unfamiliar to the student.
2. Interpret texts through sensitivity to vocabulary and language, tone, imagery and point of view.
3. Interpret texts through sociohistorical contexts, including the experiences of ethnic and social minorities in German-speaking countries.
4. Analyze a broad range of literature and literary genres in the German tradition.
5. Compare and contrast the different forms, types and kind of German literary genres.
6. Demonstrate an awareness of authorial intention and the perspectives of authors as they relate to their literary products.
7. Define basic literary terms and apply them to the study of selected works of literature.






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