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German Studies Concentration

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Consists of 12 credit hours distributed as follows:

This course provides a broad introduction to German history and culture and to the field of German Studies. Taught in English it is an ideal course for students considering a minor in German a concentration in German Studies or for those with a general interest in history and culture of German-speaking countries. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 FILA world cultures and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Arts & Literature (choose one):

An overview of the history of art from the Renaissance to the present. This course is a requirement for art majors and minors and is very highly recommended for other students as a visual approach to the study of history and society. Corequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Critical study of the visual arts of the last 100 years with emphasis on understanding the implications of the concepts we know as modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 ENG 110 General Education fine arts & music Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Study of the modernist movement in American English and world literatures with emphasis on fiction poetry and drama written in the first half of the 20th century before World War II. Writers studied may include Hemingway Faulkner Yeats T.S. Eliot Woolf Pound Conrad Camus Sartre Joyce Kafka and Mann. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

GER/
Study of German-language fiction non-fiction drama and poetry. Additionally students will gain knowledge of Germanic political cultural and literary histories. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110 General education literature and writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

History of Western musical style including Classical and Romantic eras as well as music of the 20th century. Listening and reading assignments focus on specific composers and works as they relate to historical trends in musical style. Prerequisites MUS 110 General education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

An examination of the lives and works of American composer George Gershwin and French composer Maurice Ravel. Though the two men had very different musical educations and cultural backgrounds their music shares certain key elements the influence of jazz impressionism neoclassicism and exoticism. This course will explore the songs and orchestral works of both composers as well as the cross-cultural interest between French and American composers in the 1920s and 30s.

Unit(s): 2
(depending on composer)
Survey of post-Restoration theatrical culture history and production forms. Though it is a continuation of the World Theatre History I the student need not have taken the previous course. Students will begin examining theatrical history and expression in Turkey China and Japan and move across the European continent focusing on the rise of European modernity. Students will cover Romantic theatre and opera melodrama and poetic spectacle Realism Naturalism and the independent theatre movement as well as the innovation of early 20th century theatrical practitioners. The approach will be a documentary one. Students will read specific play texts in conjunction with primary evidence textural and pictorial using both to illuminate the creation and history of theatre. Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Fine arts & music Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

THEA/
Examination of theatrical literature and forms from the late 19th century well-made plays Realism Expressionism Futurism and Symbolism to Epic theatre and the Theatre of the Absurd. Playwrights such as Henrik Ibsen Bernard Shaw Anton Chekhov Eugene ONeill Bertolt Brecht Samuel Beckett and others will be studied. The goals of this course are for students to gain an understanding of the scope history techniques and influence of Modern Drama. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education Literature & Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Theory and Culture (choose one):

Study of German cultures and media by traveling to German-speaking countries such as Germany Austria or Switzerland and other relevant European sites. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
General education world cultures and experiential learning 2016 Interterm Extra Cost 2900

Unit(s): 3

Examines significant ethical theories such as those based upon duty the results of actions virtue the benefit of actions to self and the benefit of actions to others. We will examine primary texts from thinkers such as Aristotle Mill Kant and Nietzsche. Prerequisites PDP 150 or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
ENG-110 General education philosophy and religion and ethical reasoning

Unit(s): 3

Developments in the 20th and 21st century Western philosophy are analyzed using primary texts from both Analytic and Continental traditions. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

The formative period of thought for contemporary Catholic and Protestant Christianity. Thinkers include representative scholastics the Humanists Luther Zwingli and the Anabaptists Calvin and the Catholic Reform expressed in the Councils from Constance to Trent. Prerequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350 and ENG 110 General Education philosophy or religion and Writing Intensive Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

Survey of classical and contemporary sociological theory including the works of Karl Marx Emile Durkheim Max Weber George Herbert Mead Erving Goffman Harold Garfunkel and others. Prerequisite SOC 101

Unit(s): 3

Survey of contemporary sociological theory including the works of Erving Goffman Harold Garfinkel The Frankfurt School Bourdieu and others. Prerequisites PDP 150350 ENG 110 and SOC 301 or permission of instructor General education Writing Intensive

Unit(s): 3

Explores cultural differences in business practices. Combines international travel and experiential learning with classroom discussion and reflection to enrich students educational experience. The travel portion of the course provides opportunities for direct communication with business leaders in the selected location facility tours and attending business lectures at local universities. Travel destinations include Europe South America Japan and China. On campus students actively reflect on cross-cultural similarities and differences in the conduct of business cross-cultural business issues and ways to become more sensitive to the complexities relationships and dialogues among different cultures. May be taken more than once provided a different location is selected each time. Prerequisites ENG 110 and permission of instructor Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3

This course examines the historical similarities and differences between American media and European media. The course will involve approximately a week of classes on the Bridgewater campus prior to traveling to several locations throughout Europe. Three major themes will be explored 1) the use of persuasion and propaganda techniques employed during World War II and the Cold War 2) the development of the European television and film industry (prior to WWII and after it) and 3) issues of media conglomeration globalization and the influence of the American film and television industry on Europe. Cities that may be toured include London Munich Prague Berlin and Paris. (The exact cities to be visited will change each year based on availability of speakers film festivals and museum special exhibits.) Additional costs associated with travel. 2016 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 2900 Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Experiential learning

Unit(s): 3
(pending travel location)
Study of contemporary topics and world issues related to the cultures of the German-speaking world. Explores political social and economic structures through literature film the visual arts andor music. Taught in English. Credit available for German minors upon completion of a German language component. Prerequisite
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA general education global dynamics

Unit(s): 3


History & Global Connections (choose one):

Theory of international economic interrelationships including trade finance and monetary policies and institutions. Prerequisite ECON 200 or 210 General education 2014 global dynamics

Unit(s): 3

This course is an examination of Holocaust remembrance as it takes shape in monuments memorials and museums. Students critically engage with conceptions conversations and controversies around memory at the intersection of Holocaust genocide studies public history and museum studies. Students will use documents images and scholarship to explore sites in Germany Poland Israel and the United States. Students will also travel to monuments memorials and museums. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small group of students learn thinking skills through discussion debate peer review and brainstorming. Context varies from section to section. Incoming students rank topic preferences and then are assigned to a section. Focuses specifically on two key areas of personal development (1) intellectual growth is stimulated through systematic critical questioning and (2) a sense of community involvement and responsibility is developed through classroom group work collaborative learning and a class community engagement project. The course also contains success skill exercises and college orientation information including an introduction to the portfolio program. General education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community of Bridgewater College to the liberal arts and to the skills of critical thinking and reflective writing specifically designed for transfer students. Transfer students will explore the unique challenges of integrating into a liberal arts educational environment and will begin the process of documenting their experiences and growth in the four dimensions of personal development intellectual growth and discovery citizenship and community responsibility ethical and spiritual growth and emotional maturation and physical health. general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
FILA world cultures 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 150

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history from the French Revolution to the present day. Major topics include the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe industrialization the rise of new ideologies and systems of thought the new Imperialism the World Wars and the Holocaust rise and fall of communism and the place of Europe in the world in the early 21st century. Prerequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350 General Education world cultures Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Surveys developments in European history from the discovery of the New World to the eve of the French Revolution. Major topics include Europeans interactions with peoples and cultures outside Europe the Reformation the development of both limited and absolutist governments the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment. Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

This course is a survey and examination of modern German history and its empires from 1871 until the present. Explores major issues and broader dynamics tied to Imperial Germany Weimar Germany Nazi Germany and a divided post-WWII Germany as well as current conversations. Discusses more specific dynamics including the German colonial empire WWI WWII and the Holocaust and the East German dictatorship.

Unit(s): 3

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Dr. Harriett E. Hayes, Division Head
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hhayes@bridgewater.edu