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German (GER)
202 Friendly, 541-346-4051
Department of German and Scandinavian
College of Arts & Sciences
K - Lectures and readings in English
Course Data
  GER 258   German Cul & Thought >1 >IC 4.00 cr.
Introduction to German literature, art, music, philosophy, and history, from Schopenhauer to Musil, through analysis and discussion of selected documents from different periods, genres, and media.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Ostmeier DE-mail Office:   215 Friendly Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-4245
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: Course Description
 
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Lecture

27452 45 75 1000-1120 tr 242 GER Ostmeier D Additional Web Resources AvailableK

Final Exam:

0800-1000 m 3/17 242 GER
 
Associated Sections

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27497 18 25 1000-1050 f 240B MCK Lechner J K

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27525 10 25 1100-1150 f 45 COL Mottram R K

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27526 17 25 1200-1250 f 201 CON Mottram R K
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
January 5:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 12:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 12:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded)
January 13:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 13:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 15:   Add this course
January 15:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 19:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 26:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
February 2:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 23:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
February 23:   Change grading option for this course
Caution You can't drop your last class using the "Add/Drop" menu in DuckWeb. Go to the “Completely Withdraw from Term/University” link to begin the complete withdrawal process. If you need assistance with a complete drop or a complete withdrawal, please contact the Office of Academic Advising, 364 Oregon Hall, 541-346-3211 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). If you are attempting to completely withdraw after business hours, and have difficulty, please contact the Office of Academic Advising the next business day.

Expanded Course Description
The Uncanny: The course focuses on discussions of representative modernist texts/films (from Romanticism to the Expressionist Crises) that critically investigate the social bourgeois realities at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. Major topics include: Nietzsche and the Questions of Modernism; The Role of Magical, Fantastic, and Uncanny Realities; Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious; Rebellions and Transformations of the Social Order; The Role of the Artist/Genius. Authors include the Grimm Brothers, ETA Hoffmann, Ludwig Tieck, Frank Wedekind, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, and Thomas Mann. No knowledge of German required; readings and discussions in English.
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