German and ESL Instructor
This course, taught in English, satisfies the GEC Arts and Humanities – Literature requirement. The focus of this course changes based on the instructor and quarter/semester it is taught. For this German 250 course we explore treatments of justice and manifestations of law in German literature and popular culture. By doing so the students are encouraged to consider how individuals and societies attempt to shape and enforce their views of justice, and how people around them are affected by these actions. Concepts such as “outlaw,” “revenge,” and “natural law” are important themes, and serve to highlight some of the different understandings of justice that we will encounter.
This class fosters critical thinking and writing skills, and helps students to become more familiar with academic discourse. Class periods are heavily discussion based and active participation is required from the students.