JYG 4800 Topics courses may change from year to year depending on student interest.Please visit the JYM website for current Topics courses, www.jym.wayne.eduJYM Resident Director, Prof. Hans-Peter Söder with students in JYM libraryJUNIOR YEAR IN MUNICH WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY 401 MANOOGIAN DETROIT MI 48202TEL (313) 577-4605 FAX (313) 577-3266 [email protected] WWW.JYM.WAYNE.EDU

JYG 3100, 3200 Advanced German Language I, II (3cr)Developed in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR),German language proficiency-based instruction at JYM focuses on increasing grammatical accuracy,expanding subject-specific vocabulary, and strengthening conversational skills. JYG 3100 is offered inthe fall (Wintersemester) and JYG 3200 in the spring (Sommersemester).Upon arrival in Munich, students are evaluated to determine their level of proficiency in speaking,listening, reading and writing as defined by CEFR benchmarks (see below). Students are then divided intosections of Advanced German Language with comparable proficiency levels. The goal of instruction is tosolidify students’ linguistic abilities at the level in which they first evaluated, and then help them achievethe next CEFR proficiency level.CEFR – Proficiency Level B2Can understand the main contents of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics; also understandsspecialized discussions in his/her own primary area of specialization. Can communicate so spontaneouslyand fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without a great deal ofeffort on either side. Can express him/herself on a wide range of topics in a clear and detailed manner,explain his/her position on a current issue and indicate the benefits and drawbacks of various options.CEFR – Proficiency Level C1Can understand a wide range of challenging, longer texts and also grasp implicit meanings. Can expresshim/herself spontaneously and fluently without having to search for words frequently and noticeably. Canuse the language effectively and flexibly in his/her social and professional life or in training and studies.Can make clear, structured and detailed statements on complex topics and apply various means of textassociation appropriately in the process.Written Work RequirementPresentations (Referate)EssaysFour TestsFinal Examination (Klausur)TextbooksBegegnungen B1 , Schubert VerlagErkundungen B2 kompakt, Schubert VerlagErkundungen C1 kompakt, Schubert VerlagLehr- und Übungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik, aktuell, Hueber VerlagÜbungsgrammatik für die Grundstufe, Verlag Liebaug-DartmannÜbungsgrammatik für die Mittelstufe, Verlag Liebaug-DartmannEin einsprachiges Wörterbuch, z.B. Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

JYG 3110 Written Communication and Expression (3cr)This course focuses specifically on developing students’ writing skills in accordance with theCommon European Framework of Reference for Languages. Emphasis is placed onstrengthening accuracy, appropriateness and clarity of written expression in German as needed inboth academic and non-academic environments.Topics CoveredTextsorteAnzeigen und mmenfassungen, Exzerpte, tellungnahmen und BegründungenBerichtekreatives SchreibenAufgabenSprachpartner suchen, auf Anzeigen antwortenE-Mails im Studium schreibenBild/Heimatuni/Wohnheimzimmer beschreibenDefinitionen von konkreten und abstrakten WörternZeitungsartikel zusammenfassen, Hörtexteexzerpieren, Protokolle erstellenErlebnisse schildernVor- und Nachteile einer Idee/Situation abwägenetwas behaupten und durch Argumente belegenBewerbungen und Lebenslauf schreibenkreativ schreibenWritten Work RequirementWritten assignments based on the above types of written communication and expression.ReadingsCourse Reader and Handouts

JYG 4100 Introduction to the Study of German Literature (3cr)This is a foundation course for the study of German literature which will be of particular interestto students taking literature courses at LMU Munich. Includes instruction in literary genres,periods and terminology, survey of German literary history, methods of literary analysis, andpractice with strategies of literary interpretation.Topics CoveredGenre 1: Basic Forms of Narration – ProseGenre 2: Basic Forms of Narration – LyricGenre 3: Basic Forms of Narration – DramaLiterary Technique: Rhetoric and PoeticsGerman Literary History: 1400 to 18th CenturyGerman Literary History: 1800 to 1900German Literary History: 20th CenturyTechniques of Literary Scholarship 1 – Bibliography and Citing SourcesTechniques of Literary Scholarship 2 – Term Paper (Die schriftliche Hausarbeit)Theories and Methods of Literary Studies – an Historical OverviewTheories and Methods of Literary Studies – Current TrendsWritten Work RequirementPresentations (Referate)Term Paper (Hausarbeit)ReadingsCourse Reader and HandoutsGutzen, Dieter/ Oellers, Norbert/ Petersen, Jürgen H.: Einführung in die neuere deutscheLiteraturwissenschaft. Ein Arbeitsbuch. 6. Aufl. Berlin 1989Metzler-Literatur-Lexikon. Stichwörter zur Weltliteratur. Hg. v. Günther und Irmgard Schweikle.2. Aufl. Stuttgart 1990Neuhaus, Stefan: Grundriss der Literaturwissenschaft. Tübingen 2003Petersen, Jürgen H.: Erzählerische Texte. In: Gutzen/Oellers, s.o., S. 13 - 34Vogt, Jochen: Einladung zur Literaturwissenschaft. 4. Aufl. Tübingen 2002

JYG 4200 Contemporary German Culture (3cr)This course examines various issues with which the German public see themselves confronted today,from coming to terms with the past to the place of Germany today within Europe and within the EuropeanUnion. How Germans today see themselves and Germany’s role in the world is very much based on theirlived experiences. Therefore knowledge of Germany’s past since 1945 is necessary to understandingcontemporary German everyday culture. Discussion of current events on a weekly basis is central to thiscourse as it allows for contemporary issues and concerns to be placed within larger historical contexts,thus giving students a richer appreciation for “Germany and Germans Today.”Topics CoveredFrom Zero-Hour to Divided GermanyDenazification and ReconstructionPolitical Parties and Social Market EconomyThe Berlin Crisis and a Divided CityStudent Protest Movement 1968Terrorism of the 1970s (RAF)Environment and Politics: the GreensThe Turning Point (Die Wende) 1989Immigration and Integration: Foreign Workers, Asylum Seekers, RefugeesAfD, Pediga and Identity MovementsComing to Terms with the PastGermany, 30 Years after the Fall of the WallEuropean Union in CrisisWritten Work RequirementWeekly Written Reports (Themen der Woche - Berichte)Presentations (Referate)Essay FinalReadingsCourse Reader and HandoutsWie wir Deutschen ticken. Wie wir denken. Was wir fühlen. Wer wir sind. Hrsg. Holger Geißler, Hamburg2015Reinhard Barth: Nachgefragt: Deutsche Geschichte. Basiswissen zum Mitreden, Loewe-Verlag, 2005Forum Geschichte, Band 5: Von den 1960er Jahren bis zur Gegenwart, Cornelsen, 2015Wolfgang Welsch: Ich war Staatsfeind Nr. 1- Als Fluchthelfer auf der Todesliste der Stasi, Piper-Verlag,2015.Immer bunter. Einwanderungsland Deutschland. Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der BundesrepublikDeutschland

JYG 4300 History of Art (3cr)The collections of Munich’s world-renowned museums, as well as famous architecturallandmarks and buildings in and around Munich, provide the primary source material for JYMstudents to study the history of art from antiquity through the 20th century while in Munich.Methods and criteria of analysis contextualize exemplary works of German architecture,painting, sculpture, and decorative arts in relation to European artistic periods, styles and genres.Instruction takes place at JYM, in many of Munich’s famous museums (e.g. the Glyptothek,Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne,Staatsgalerie der modernen Kunst, Schack-Galerie or the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus), aswell as on field trips to landmarks of historical architectural importance.Topics CoveredEpochs and Genres of Art HistoryFactors and Processes of Artistic ProductionCritical Methods of Analysis of a Work of ArtClassical Antiquity, Classicism, Neo-ClassicismRomanesque, Gothic and Renaissance ArchitectureRomanesque Sculpture to late Gothic (style and iconography – a comparsion)Gothic Painting and Sculpture (the artist as craftsman)Gothic Panel Painting (e.g. Stephan Lochner)Renaissance Painting (e.g. Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach the Elder)Genre Painting from late Medieval to Baroque (still life, portraiture, landscape)19th Century Painting (Romanticism, Historicism, Realism, Impressionism)20th Century Painting (Expressionism, Surrealism, Bauhaus)Munich Today (city history of urban development and design)Munich Today (architechtonic modernism)Written Work RequirementPresentation (Referat)Review Essay (Rezension)Final Examination (Klausur)ReadingsCourse Reader and HandoutsNorbert Huse, Kleine Kunstgeschichte Münchens, München, 4. Auflage München 2002.Josef H. Biller und Hans Peter Rasp, München. Kunst & Kultur. Stadtführer und Handbuch,München 2003.

JYG 4400 German Drama and Theater (3cr)An introduction to the elements of drama and the methods used to analyze dramatic works provide thefoundation for critically examining theatrical productions staged in Munich during the course of thesemester. The course explores the historical roots of European theater which – since the 18th century –have guided the direction of theater as both a form of entertainment as well as a vehicle to achieve anational and cultural mission. A broad range of German dramatic texts since the 19th century will bediscussed in class (e.g. from Büchner to Horvath, Brecht, and Jelinek) in connection to their social andaesthetic value. The course will provide students with the opportunity to examine new interpretations ofmasterpieces of German drama, as well as discover contemporary German playwrights and theirperformances. Students also will be introduced to the many types of theaters of Munich (there are nearly60 theaters in Munich), and learn about the state-subsidized system of German theater in general. As anintegral part of this course, students will attend and discuss five or six theatrical productions offered onthe Munich theater schedule during the semester, e.g. performances at the Münchner Volkstheater,Münchner Nationaltheater, Münchner Kammerspiele, Münchner Residenztheater, or Theater im Marstall.Topics CoveredHistory of European TheaterDrama as GenreAristotle’s PoeticsMethods of Analyzing Dramatic WorksHistory of Drama in GermanyTheater as in Institution in GermanyThe Theater in MunichThe VolksstückAnti-Aristotelean AestheticsEpic TheaterPost-Dramatic TheaterContemporary Socio-Political TheaterWritten Work RequirementPresentations (Referate)Review Essays (Rezensionen)ReadingsBernhard Asmuth. Einführung in die Dramenanalyse. Stuttgart: J.B.Metzler Verlag, 1980.Heinz Geiger and Hermann Haarmann. Aspekte des Dramas. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1979.In addition to a Course Reader, six or more dramatic works will be read and discussed in class. The finalselection of dramatic texts are coordinated with the current Munich theater schedule.

JYG 4500 Munich and National Socialism (3cr)This course explores the origins of National Socialism, the establishment of Munich as theadministrative, symbolic and artistic center of the Nazi movement, everyday life in Munichunder the Nazi dictatorship, antisemitism and the holocaust, persecution and resistance, denazification and coming to terms with the past. Includes visits to sites of historical significancein and around Munich, e.g. the Dachau concentration camp memorial, and Nürnberg (site of the1934 Nazi Party rally and stage for Leni Riefenthal’s Triumph des Willens).Topics CoveredHitler and Fascism as FasinosumWorld War I and its ResultsRevolution and Counter-Revolution: Munich 1918-1920The Weimar Republic and the Hitler PutschRise of the NSDAP in MunichMunich as Hauptstadt der BewegungMunich as Hauptstadt der deutschen KunstMythos and Cult in the Third ReichThe Reichsparteigelände in NürnbergEveryday Life under the Nazi DictatorshipThe Concentration Camp DachauThe Fate of Munich’s Jewish CommunityResistance in Munich: Die weisse RoseDe-Nazification and Comming to Terms with the PastWritten Work RequirementPresentation (Referat)Midterm and Final Examinations (Klausuren)ReadingsCourse Reader and HandoutsRichard Bauer, et. al., München-Hauptstadt der Bewegung (München: Minerva, 2002)Ulrikre Grammbitter u. Iris Lauterbach, Das Parteizentrum der NSDAP in München (München:Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2009)

JYG 4600 Goethe’s Italian Journey (3cr)In September 1786 Johann Wolfgang Goethe embarked on what would become the most famousjourney in the history of German literature. His travels from Weimar to Munich, over theBrenner Pass and on to Verona and Venice would give rise to the genre of Bildungsliteratur andthe lofty aspirations of Weimar Classicism. Many years later Thomas Mann would take issuewith the personal transformations Goethe reflects upon in his Italian Journey. The inwardjourney of self-discovery Mann explored in his Death in Venice results instead in a clash ofDyonisian and Appolinian principles that realign the North-South divide within culturalrepresentations of Italy and Germany in the 20th century. This course traces the philosophical,aesthetic and literary paths taken by Goethe, Mann and others in their search for German culturalidentity in southern Europe, and provides students with a literary-historical context for their owntravels abroad.Topics CoveredGoethe – Past and PresentFrom the Goethezeit to the Romanticism of the Grand TourGoethe – The FilmTouring with Goethe (Go Trabbi, Go, 1990)Literary Perspectives of the Grand Tour: From Sturm und Drang to ClassicismGräcomanie in GermanyWinckelmann and BeyondGoethe’s Die Leiden des jungen WerthersGoethe’s Italienische ReiseGermans and Death: Tod in Venedig (Thomas Mann, L. Visconti)Written Work RequirementPresentation (Referat)Term Paper (Hausarbeit)ReadingsJ.W. Goethe, Die Leiden des jungen Werther, dtv: Bibliothek der Erstausgaben (München: 2008)J.W. Goethe, Italienische Reise, z.B., Ch. Beck, JubiläumsausgabeThomas Mann, Der Tod in Venedig (Fischer: Frankfurt/M, 1992)J. J. Winckelmann, Gedanken über die Nachahmung der griechischen Werke in der Malerei undBildhauerkunst (Reclam)Reader: Goethes Italienische Reise: Eine Reise zurück.

JYG 4800 Topics in German Studies:Mountains in German Literature and Film, Cr. 3Mount Olympus was the home of the Olympian gods of the ancient Greek world and humanshave been captured by the spell of mountains ever since. Although mountains always have beenclimbed, it wasn’t until the 19th century that the golden age of alpinism and mountaineering tookhold. When Edward Whymper ultimately reached the summit of the Matterhorn in 1865 (aftermany failed attempts), mountains were finally conquered and “brought into the middle ofcivilization.” During the age of the industrial revolution, mountains were perceived as a symbolof purity and authenticity. The novel Heidi (1880) by the Swiss author Johanna Spyri, wastranslated into fifty languages in just a few years of its publication. National Socialism used thenotion of Heimat and mountains as metaphors to legitimize NS ideology, and even today thereare innumerable comics, tv series and films that deal with the Heidi theme. This seminar willanalyze classical and philosophical references to mountains, German poetry and prose aboutmountains, as well as the genre of Bergfilme (mountain films) of the 1920s.Topics CoveredAlpinism in the 19th and 20th CenturiesAnalysis of Johanna Spyri’s Heidi (1880)Lebensform and ReformhausSchrebergarten and Kindergarten in Germany ca. 1900Environmental Policy under National SocialismTheory of the Novella (animal vs artistic)Analysis of Gerhard Falknerʼs Novella Bruno (2008)Nature vs the Metropolis in the Lyrik Poetry of Gerhard FalknerAnalysis of the film Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü (1929)Analysis of the film Der Berg ruft (1938)Written Work RequirementWritten Presentation (Referat)Book ReportSeminar PaperPrimary TextsJohanna Spyri, Heidi (1880/81)Gerhard Falkner, Bruno (2008)

Secondary Literature (themes)Bildungsroman: Adalbert Stifter, Der Nachsommer (1875)Parabel: Ludwig Hohl, Bergfahrt (1975)Theater: W.H. Auden & Christopher Isherwood, The Ascent of F 6 (1936)Der heilige Berg: René Daumal, Le Mont Analogue (1952),; Deutsch: Der Berg Analog;Englisch: Mount Analogue: a novel of symbolically authentic non-Euclidean adventures inmountain climbing (Boston: Shambhala, 1992)Nationalismus: Louis Trenker, Berge in Flammen (1931)Nietzscheanismus: Friedrich Nietzsche, Also sprach Zarathustra (1883), besonders Kapitel 56Lammer, Eugen Gido, Jungborn. Bergfahrten und Höhegedanken eines einsamen Pfadsuchers(1929)Psychologie des Bergsteigens: Paul Hübel, Führerlose Gipfelfahrten (1927)Wandern als Metapher: Eugen Roth, Der Weg übers Gebirg (1942)Berge und Mediation: Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums (1958)Bergfilm: Arnold Fanck: Stürme über den Mont Blanc (1930) und die Entdeckung der Natur imBergfilm; Leni Riefenstahl: Das blaue Licht (1932) als Mythos; Luis Trenker, Berge in Flammen(1931) und die „Kameradschaft“ im Zeitalter des NationalismusSecondary Literature (mountains)Erich Oskar Meyer, Tat und Traum. Ein Buch alpines Erleben (München 1928)Aloys Dreyer, Geschichte des Alpinismus. Ein Abriß (München, 1938)Toni Hiebeler, Die Alpen (Luzern, 1976)Ludwig Merkle, Alte Bergsteigerei (München, 1976)Jost Perfahl (Hrsg.), Die schönsten Bergsteigergeschichten der Weltliteratur (BergischGladbach, 1985)Aurel Schmidt, Die Alpen – schleichende Zerstörung eines Mythos (Zürich, 1990)Chris Bonington, Triumph in Fels und Eis. Die Geschichte des Alpinismus (Stuttgart, 1995)Rainer Amstädter, Der Alpinismus. Kultur – Organisation – Politik (Wien, 1996)Thomas Bubendorfer, Senkrecht gegen die Zeit. Die Eroberung des Unsichtbaren (München,1997)Friedbert Aspetsberger (Hrsg.), Der Berg. Einige Berg- und Tal- Lebens- und Todesbahnen(Innsbruck, 2001)Peter Grupp, Fazination Berg: Die Geschichte des Alpinismus (Köln, 2008)Emil Zopfi, Dichter am Berg. Alpine Literatur aus der Schweiz (Zürich, 2014)

JYG 4800 Topics in German Studies:Comparative Eco-Politics / Ökopolitik. Umwelt und Gesellschaft vonder Aufklärung bis zu Fridays for Future, 3 Cr.Climate change, mass extinction, alternative energy—we cannot understand present-day debatesabout the future of our planet without looking to the past. This seminar examines therelationships between nature and society in Germany over the past 250 years. Our historicaljourney will take us from the belching smokestacks of the Ruhr Valley in the nineteenth century,to the protests against nuclear energy in the 1970s and 1980s, to the twenty-first-century windfarms that currently dot the German landscape. Students will learn to work critically with a rangeof historical sources and genres: texts, images, and films, and they will have the opportunity tomeet virtually with environmental experts about the initiatives and challenges along the way to agreen Germany.Topics CoveredMensch und Natur im 18. und 19. JahrhundertDie Eroberung der NaturIndustrialisierung, Imperialismus & früher NaturschutzNaturschutz und NationalsozialismusKontinuitäten und Brüche: Naturschutz 1945-1970Von Naturschutz zu UmweltschutzAtomenergie & Anti-AKW-Proteste„Waldsterben“– Umweltverschmutzung, Klimawandel und Konflikte um NutzungsregimeNatur & Gesellschaft in der DDRNaturschutz und Protest von der Straße in die Parlamente tragenUmweltschutz wird europäisch – Deutschland in der Europäische UnionGreen Germany im 21. Jahrhundert – von der Energiewende zu Fridays for FutureWritten Work RequirementWritten Presentation (Referat)Seminar PaperPrimary Texts Frank Uekötter: Umweltgeschichte im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, München 2007 (Chapter1: Enzyklopädischer Überblick, S. 6-38)

David Blackbourn: Die Eroberung der Natur. Eine Geschichte der deutschen Landschaft,München 2008 (Chapter 1: Die Eroberung der Wildnis, S. 33-96) Steigerwald, Joan. “The Cultural Enframing of Nature: Environmental Histories duringthe Early German Romantic Period.” Environment and History 6, no. 4 (Nov., 2000): 451–496. Dominick, Raymond H. The Environmental Movement in Germany: Prophets andPioneers, 1871–1971. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992. (Chapter?) Joachim Radkau: Die Ära der Ökologie, München 2011. (Chapter: Umweltbewegungenvor der Umweltbewegung, S. 38-81) Frank Uekötter: Age of Smoke. Environmental Policy in Germany and the United States,1880-1970, Pittsburgh 2009. (Chapter 2: Modern Times, Modern Problems: Controlling Smoke,1880-1914, S. 20-66) Joachim Radkau, Frank Uekötter (Hrsg.): Naturschutz und Nationalsozialismus,Frankfurt/New York 2003. Frank Uekötter: The Green and the Brown. A History of Conservation in Nazi Germany,New York et al, 2006. Sandra Chaney: Nature of the Miracle Years. Conservation in Western Germany, 19451975, New York/Oxford 2008. Franz-Josef Brüggemeier, Jens Ivo Engels (Hrsg.): Natur- und Umweltschutz nach 1945.Konzepte, Konflikte, Kompetenzen, Frankfurt/New York 2005. (Chapter: Frank Uekötter:Erfolglosigkeit als Dogma? Revisionistische Bemerkungen zum Umweltschutz zwischen demEnde des Zweiten Weltkriegs und der ‚ökologischen Wende‘, S. 106-123) Cioc, Mark. The Rhine: An Eco-Biography 1815–2000. Weyerhaeuser EnvironmentalBooks. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002. (Chapter?) Mauch, Christof and Thomas Zeller. Rivers in History: Perspectives on Waterways inEurope and North America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008.(Chapter: ThomasLekan: Saving the Rhine: Water, Ecology, and Heimat in Post-World War II Germany, S. 110XX). Katrin Kleemann. “‘Moby Dick’ in the Rhine: How a Beluga Whale Raised Awarenessof Water Pollution in West Germany.” Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia (Spring 2018),no. 6. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. Rucht, Dieter. Von Wyhl nach Gorleben: Bürger gegen Atomprogramm und nukleareEntsorgung. Munich: Beck, 1980. Reimar, Paul und auch nicht anderswo! Die Geschichte der Anti-AKW-Bewegung.Göttingen: Verlag die Werkstatt, 1997 Joachim Radkau: Die Ära der Ökologie, München 2011. (Chapter: Vom Atomkonfliktzum „Waldsterben“: eine verwirrende Wende, S. 235-243) Bemmann, Martin. Beschädigte Vegetation und sterbender Wald: Zur Entstehung einesUmweltproblems in Deutschland 1893–1970. Umwelt und Gesselschaft, edited by ChristofMauch, Helmuth Trischler, and Frank Uekötter, vol. 5. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & RuprechtGmbH & Co, 2012. John Mc Neill / Astrid Mignon Kirchhoff (Hrsg.): Nature Protection and the Iron Curtain.Environmental Policy and Social Movements in Communist and Capitalist Countries 1945-1990,Pittsburgh 2019. Tobias Huff: Natur und Industrie im Sozialismus: Eine Umweltgeschichte der DDR,Göttingen 2015.

Goodbody, Axel, ed. The Culture of German Environmentalism: Anxieties, Visions,Realities. New York: Berghahn Books, 2002. Milder, Stephen. “Thinking Globally, Acting (Trans-) Locally: Petra Kelly and theTransnational Roots of West German Green Politics.” Central European History, 43, no. 2 (June2010): 301–26. DM-Ausstellungskatalog: energie.wenden. Chancen und Herausforderungen einesJahrhundertprojekts, München 2017. Frank Uekötter: Deutschland in Grün. Eine zwiespältige Erfolgsgeschichte, Göttingen,2015. Frank Uekötter: Am Ende der Gewissheiten. Die ökologische Frage im 21. Jahrhundert,Frankfurt/New York 2011.

JYG 4800 Topics in German Studies (3cr)Germany and its East European Neighbors – Cultural Perspectives from theDonaumonarchie to the European UnionTaking the Osterweiterung (eastern expansion) of the European Union in 2004 as its point of departure,this course examines the cultural relations of Germany with its East European neighbors today. Theserelations also will be analyzed within the historical context of the repercussions of the dissolution of theDonaumonarchie (Austro-Hungarian Empire) at the end of the First World War (resulting in a series ofnew successor states), as well more recent political developments in eastern and south-eastern Europesince the fall of the “Iron Curtain” in 1989. The course includes visits to the Polish and Czech CulturalInstitutes in Munich.Topics CoveredHistorical CartographyThe European Union – a HistoryThe European Union – InstitutionsGermany as a Member of the European UnionEastern Expansion of the European Union in 2004Retrospective: The German Empire and the Austro-Hungarian EmpireWorld War I, Revolution, and the Dissolution of the DonaumonarchieThe Inter-War Years 1918-1939The Third Reich and World War IIEast-West Conflict and the Cold War1989 – the Fall of the Iron CurtainGerman-Polish Relations – a HistoryGerman-Polish Relations – Cultural PerspectivesGerman-Czech Relations – a HistoryGerman-Czech Relations – Cultural PerspectivesWritten Work RequirementPresentations (Referate)Term Paper (Hausarbeit)ReadingsCourse Reader and HandoutsBecher, Peter. Zwischen München, Prag und Wien. Essays und Feuilletons. 1990-1995. München 1995.Becher, Peter. “Koexistenz und Konkurrenz. Deutsche und tschechische Kultur in derTschechoslowakei.” In: Hans-Michael Bock, Jan Distelmeyer, Jörg Schöning (Hrsg.): ZwischenBarrandov und Babelsberg. Deutsch-tschechische Filmbeziehungen im 20. Jahrhundert. RedaktionJohannes Roschlau. Edition text und kritik. München 2008.

JYG 4800 Topics in German Studies (3cr)Aesthetics and Intellectual HistoryÄsthetik (gr. aísthesis: Wahrnehmung) war bis zum 19. Jahrhundert vor allem die Lehre von derwahrnehmbaren Schönheit. In diesem Seminar geht es zunächst um die Begriffsgeschichte desÄsthetik. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt wird die Schnittstelle Literatur/bildende Kunst sein. Indiesem Kurs soll es aber nicht nur um die klassische Theorie des Schönen, sondern auch um ihrheutiges Erscheinungsbild gehen. Der literaturtheoretische Teil dieses Seminars wird durchAustellungs- und Atelierbesuche, sowie durch Blockseminare von Kunstschaffenden undSchriftstellern ergänzt.Topics CoveredEinführung: Sind die Gebiete des Schönen und der Kunst identisch?Die Theorie des Schönen in der AntikeDas Schöne und das GuteDie Macht des SchönenKlassik vs. AvantgardeBlockseminar mit Gerhard Falkner: Probleme des “Über-setzens”Klassik vs. Avantgarde: Goethe und Thomas MannBlockseminar mit Ugo Dossi: Am Anfang war das Zeich[n]en . . .Written Work RequirementSeminar Reports (Berichte und Protokolle)Critical Review Essays (Rezensionen)ReadingsErnesto Grassi, Die Theorie des Schönen in der Antike (1962)Werner Jung, Von der Mimesis zur Simulation. Eine Einfuhrung in die Geschichte der Ästhetik,Hamburg (1995)Gerhard Falkner, Bruno (2009), Hölderlin Reparatur (2009)Ugo Dossi, Ecriture Automatique (2007).

JYG 4800 Topics in German Studies (3cr)Masterpieces of German LiteratureThe historian George Mosse once provoked his students at the University of Wisconsin-Madisonby saying: “I can’t help it if all you want to read is Nietzsche, Marx and Freud. But if youhaven’t read Nietzsche, Marx and Freud in the original, then you are just children playing withtoys.” That may be a stretch. Then again, many students come to JYM precisely because theydo in fact want to immerse themselves in the words and worlds of Germany’s great literaryfigures while living and studying in Germany. This course is intended for those students whoseintellectual curiosity is inspired by the slow, arduous process of reading – le plaisir du texte asRoland Barthes called it – close reading, attentive reading, inquisitive reading, and above allenjoyable reading of masterpieces of German literature – in the original.Written Work RequirementPresentations (Referate)Reading Journal (Lese-Journal)EssaysReadingsExamples of literary works that may be read in this course include: Johann von Goethe (Faust;Lyrik), Friedrich von Schiller (Maria Stuart; Lyrik), Friedrich Hölderlin (Oden, Elegien,Hymnen), Novalis (Hymnen an die Nacht), E.T.A. Hoffmann (Der Sandmann), Stefan Georg(Lyrik), Rainer Maria Rilke (Neue Gedichte, Die Duineser Elegie, Die Sonette an Orpheus). Thefinal selection of works to be read will be decided upon collectively by class participants.

JYG 4900 Undergraduate Research Project (3cr)Do you need to write a senior thesis?Do you need to complete a capstone research project?Are you working on a DAAD scholarship proposal orplanning to apply for a postgraduate fellowship?Whether your interests include art & literature,contemporary history and politics, theater and film,international business and science, sustainableenergy, the environment or urban planning, JYM canhelp you design a unique research project as a centralcomponent of your study abroad experience.Under the guidance and personal supervision of our resident director, Prof. Hans-Peter Söder(Ph.D. Cornell), we'll make sure that your research project consists of something you simplycould not do back home. Prof. Söder will guide you in your research and help you gain access tomany of Munich famous libraries and archives.Some of the research projects completed by JYM students include: Art Restoration Structural Transformation in the Industrial Ruhrgebiet Restoring the City: German Urban Planning in the new Länder The Politics of Derestoration: The Königsplatz Forum Challenges for Global Managers In the Footsteps of Theodor Storm The North and South in German Literature Politics in Goethe‟s Wahlverwandschaften Georg Simmel‟s Philosophie des Geldes The JYM Experience in Film Stainglass Windows in Germany (Die Mayersche Hofkunstanstalt) Fürst Pückler's English Garden in Görlitz German Rap Music Utopia in Michael Ende‟s Social Criticism Lou Salomé, Nietzsche and Feminism Another Discourse on Method: Pr

Immigration and Integration: Foreign Workers, Asylum Seekers, Refugees . AfD, Pediga and Identity Movements . Coming to Terms with the Past . Germany, 30 Years after the Fall of the Wall . European Union in Crisis . Written Work Requirement . Weekly Written Reports (Themen der Woche - Berichte) Presentations (Referate) Essay Final . Readings