2023-2024 Catalog

GERM 212 Vienna and Berlin in Architecture, Literature, and Film

This course focuses on Vienna and Berlin during the 20th century, and how the past shaped the present. Texts and films present the cities' fascinating art and architecture that reflect the cities' histories and help deepen our understanding of such topics as women's rights and the emergence of the "new" woman, anti-Semitism and the rise of National Socialism, forced migration, the reemergence of Austria as a neutral nation, coming to terms with the Nazi past, the second feminist movement, and challenges for today's Berlin and Vienna as world-class cities. [GM1]


GERM 211 or equivalent