Myth and Fairy Tales in Germany (HUMN*3020 )
Code and section: HUMN*3020 *01
Term: Winter 2017
The course explores the role of mythology, fairy tales and legends in late 18th and 19th century German literature and culture through a selection of representative texts viewed in the context of socio-political and cultural developments. Lectures and texts are in English. Students enrolled in Germ* 3020 will have a weekly 1 hour seminar conducted in German and will be required to read some texts in German.
Given that students invest the time and effort necessary, at the end of the course they should be able to:
• conduct research on a given topic, that is
find relevant sources
assess their reliability
extract the information needed
• collate the findings of their research and their analysis of these in a cohesive
• read and interpret a literary text
• formulate arguments about literary texts with appropriate proofs
Lectures and class discussions. Humn*3020: 3 hours/week;
Germ*3020: 1 additional hour/week.