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University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario

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GER 271

German Thought and Culture

GER 271 is an introduction to Germanspeaking culture from its earliest beginnings until the later 19th century. We cannot speak of Germany at this time - no such country existed until 1871 - but we can speak of lands in central Europe that shared a common tongue, the emerging German language. The fractured political situation of this area did not prevent it from producing some fine cultural artefacts, however. This course will look at how the arts ? i.e. art, architecture, music, literature ? defined and reflected pre- and early modern German identity.

Read a couple of novels, do weekly assignments (only top four count...so technically you could only do half the assignments). 2 short essay (700 words each), exam is 60% multiple choice with a couple of essay questions.

Added by Anonymous on 2005-01-21 01:20:00

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Finnegan - 2009-05-14 18:04:23
Is easy if you stay on top of things. Short weekly assignments (3 questions) and short weekly readings. Essay are for the most part your interpretation of a film, piece of art, etc. so there is no right or wrong answer, just your opinion. Stay current with the material and you'll get at least a B no problem

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