Relationships and uses of oral discourse, art, and iconography in politics in different countries through history.
German culture past and present through the lens of sports. Intellectual, societal, and historical-political contexts. Comparisons to Britain, France, and the U.S.
Archaeology, history and ethnography of the aboriginal hunter gatherers of southern Africa, the San people.
Battles still current within Germany¿s collective memory. Sources include the narrative resources of museums, and experts on the German history in Berlin and Potsdam. Field trips.
Fundamental changes in Chinese media.
Required for students enrolled in OSPBER 21B; open to students in other German language classes.
Classical Chinese literature from the beginning (ca. 1000 BC) to the 14th centure. Primary texts in translation with attention to the poetic works that feature Chinese literary tradition.
For intermediate and advanced students. Focus is on Berlin through film, literature, music, live performance, news media, and field trips.
China¿s relations with the outside world, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.
The unsteady history of the German economy in the Wilhelmine Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the post WWII divided and united Germany.
The institutional architecture of the EU and its current agenda. Weaknesses, strengths, and relations with partners and neighbors. Discussions with European students.
Germany's role in the world economy: trade, international financial markets, position within the European Union; economic relations with Eastern Europe, Russia, the Third World, and the U.S.
Theory and history of mass spectator sports and their role in modern societies. Comparisons with U.S., Britain, and France; the peculiarities of sports in German culture.
Discussions based on short stories, essays and newspaper articles, and academic journal articles. Emphasis on social and cultural issues in contemporary China.
A jump start to the German language, enabling students with no prior German to study at the Berlin Center. Covers GERLANG 1 and 2 in one quarter.