Contemporary Germany (GERM*2400)
Code and section: GERM*2400*01
Term: Winter 2017
Instructor: P. Mayer (course coordinator)
The objective of this course is to provide students with a better knowledge of several aspects of contemporary Germany, e.g. geography, history, politics, education, media, sports, and arts. The course is designed to be held in German and improve the student’s skills in written and spoken German.
By the end of GERM*2400 Contemporary Germany, students should be able to:
• appraise the development of Germany and its international significance: its history, social and political institutions, the development of its culture, its effect on shaping world history
• through reading/listening/watching texts and audio-visual material on topics pertaining to contemporary Germany, e.g. geography, history, politics, education, media, sports, popular culture.
• criticize and debate with others by employing appropriate language and arguments in order to defend and prove the validity of a position
• through oral activities based on the above materials, e.g. debates, group presentations, own creative production
Method of Presentation:
Two (2) class meetings, 1h20m each