German 174: Advanced Study of Literature and Contemporary Culture

Instructor: Yasemin Yildiz

This course introduces you to translation, both as a linguistic practice and skill set and as an overlooked but crucial cultural phenomenon. We will ask, among other questions: 1. What is translation and why does it matter? 2. In what ways have translations shaped the German language and German cultural identity? 3. How does the digital age change translation and what is the future of language learning? In addition to delving into these cultural questions (and thus developing your speaking skills in discussions), you will actively practice translation and acquire translation skills throughout the class.  Translation exercises will aid you in expanding your vocabulary and review recurring grammar points.

TR 12:30-1:45      Bunche 2156