History of German Culture

Course Code :1031FLWTTA
Study domain:Culture
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:German
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Patricia Linden
Leona Van Vaerenbergh
Arvi Sepp

3. Course contents *

This cultural-historical course outlines the main movements in the cultural development of the German-speaking area and places them in their historical context. Conceptually, the course will be founded upon the 'Erinnerungsorte' (François/Schulze) of German cultural history. They constitute the building blocks for an adequate understanding of German culture to enhance literary, linguistic and translation-related competences. The primary focus is on the modern and contemporary eras (19th and 20th centuries). The course discusses such aspects as politics, religion, visual arts, music, architecture, science and philosophy. In addition, it considers the Landeskunde of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in a more narrow sense (geography, political structures, social life etc).