German 110: Germany and Europe

Instructor: Yasemin Yildiz

In this course, we will examine the changing meanings and significance of “Europe” for postwar Germany and of “Germany” for postwar Europe through a wide variety of materials, from the founding documents of the EU and other policy papers to films, literary works, music, cartoons, and art. Thematically, we will focus on particularly contentious and recurring issues: borders and identities, history and memory, and migration and transformation. Studying a variety of materials and perspectives will sharpen your analytical skills and develop your understanding of the discussed issues in depth. This course is taught entirely in English and presumes no prior knowledge of Germany or of the EU.