German Studies & Global Learning

Advising and enrollment weeks are coming up and the ASC German Studies program has several new courses in its offerings. Keep in mind that all of our upper-level courses count for a SUMMIT category in the Global or the Leadership track. While we recommend to all of you to pursue language-learning beyond the  the ASC…

SUMMIT, the Liberal Arts, and the German Prison System

“What can I do with a German Studies Major?” — It’s not atypical at this time of the year to receive  e-mails that either implicitly or directly ask this question. And to those of you who are asking, thank you! You initiate an important dialogue about the benefits of liberal-arts learning and the role of…

Focus on Austria: German 200

2015 is a big year for Austria: 70th anniversary of liberation from National Socialism; 60th anniversary of the State Treaty, and 20th anniversary of Austrian membership in the EU. The meaning of these events has, over the years, changed quite a bit and in German 200 we will take the opportunity to look back not only…

New German Studies Courses 2015-16

We hope everyone had a great Spring Break. Since advising will start soon, here is an overview of the various courses for 2015-16. Please do not hesitate to e-mail Prof. Gundolf Graml with any questions about course selections (ggraml[AT]agnesscott.edu). Click on the pics to read the various course descriptions, or download the information as pdf…

Have you seen any good films lately?

German 330 will definitely be an opportunity to catch up on recent developments in German and Austrian film. Taught by Prof. Sarah Richards, a graduate of Emory U’s Film Studies and German Studies programs, this course will take a close look at recent and non-mainstream films from Austria and Germany, from Spielmann’s Revanche (2009) to Michael Haneke’s The…

Music and Emotions in Postwar German Film

Courses and finals are over, the grading continues. What makes it fun are examples of creative and inspiring student work. Here’s an example from the final projects in German 330 “Postwar German Cinema”:

How the “Third World” Helped to Liberate the “First World”

Doing some more research for the Afro-German class I came across an interesting performance called “Die vergessenen Befreier [The Forgotten Liberators].” The musical is part of an exhibition by the documentation center for National Socialism, titled “Die Dritte Welt im Zweiten Weltkrieg.”

Stereotyping Afro-German Actors

In German 340, Afro-German Culture and History, we have moved into the project phase and have begun interviewing an amazing group of volunteers who identify themselves as Afro-Germans: An army soldier who was born in Germany, served in the German army, and then moved to the US to enlist in the army; an Afro-German woman…

The German Education System

Join German exchange student for a cultural hour about the German education system: Tuesday, Nov 13, 1-2pm (community hour), in Buttrick Hall 205.

ASC German Studies Upper-level Courses, Spring 2013

Advising week is upon us, and I wanted to share the two upper-level courses with you: German 351: Politics of Holocaust Memory (in German), and German 330: From “Rubblefilms” to “Wendefilms”: German Cinema from 1945 to 2000 (taught in English). (Clicking on the titles will lead you to pdf files with detailed course descriptions.)

Namibia’s politics shaped by German colonialism and genocide

For the students in German 340: Afro-German History and Culture, and all those interested in colonial history, a story in the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail might be interesting: Reporter Geoffrey York investigates how an increasing “radicalism” in Namibian politics today is fueled by the actions of the German colonial settlers and the German…