Department of Modern Languages
SUMMER IN GERMANY
GER 325 Topics in Contemporary German Society
3 credits, taught in English
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The course involves the study of Germany history, the social system, economic system, arts, the political and educational system. These and other relevant topics will introduce the student to modern Germany. Likewise, activities to museums, churches, and historical sites through southern Germany and Austria enhance this study abroad experience
Students select a topic from the textbook for an in class presentation. The presenter will be in charge of monitoring a discussion. Students have to hand in a typed version of their presentation after the trip. For your bibliographical resources, you are required to list several references from the INTERNET. Professor Wehage's home page lists lots of entries. Use of these resources will be considered in the grading of the paper. You can consult this site:
The class is primarily a discussion group with the teacher being the discussion leader. All students are expected to have read and analyzed the subject to be covered in class. Videos will be shown in class to complement the materials.
The journal is to be typed like a regular paper, spell checked and should also read coherently. The journal does not require a personal note pertaining to group members. I am more interested in your reflections about the places we are going to visit. For this purpose, you should consult the INTERNET to give your journal more substance. You may want to mention historical and cultural aspects. In the past, these journal entries amounted to 12-15 typed pages, some with a very serious agenda, others full of humor.
The journal will be considered a reflection of your impression of Germany and should to a certain degree emphasize or examine cultural differences between German speaking countries and the US.