This class will use the idiom of photography to scrutinize the natural history and culture of Cape Town.
Politics of multilingualism, diversity and hip-hop identity performances and practices in a transforming South Africa.
Possible topics include: South Africa's Democratic Performance, 1994-2016; Evaluating the Truth and Reconciliation Process; Nelson Mandela and the Art of Leadership; South African Politics and Soci
How to make sense of present-day South Africa, its various forms of cultural expression, and what its common project might be.
Stages of Chinese cinema from the establishment of P.R. China in 1949 to the present.
For intermediate and advanced students. Focus is on Berlin through film, literature, music, live performance, news media, and field trips.
The unsteady history of the German economy in the Wilhelmine Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the post WWII divided and united Germany.
Fundamental changes in Chinese media.
Germany's role in the world economy: trade, international financial markets, position within the European Union; economic relations with Eastern Europe, Russia, the Third World, and the U.S.
Classical Chinese literature from the beginning (ca. 1000 BC) to the 14th centure. Primary texts in translation with attention to the poetic works that feature Chinese literary tradition.
China¿s relations with the outside world, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.
China's economic relations with the rest of the world.
Qualifies students for participation in an internship following the study quarter.
Grammar, composition, and conversation. Increases fluency in German as rapidly as possible to help students take advantage of the many opportunities in Berlin.
Politics of religion and religious minorities in contemporary German/ Berlin culture, with a focus on Jews and Muslims.
Grammar review, vocabulary building, writing, and discussion of German culture, literature, and film.
The cultures of Berlin as preserved in museums, monuments, and architecture. Berlin's cityscape as a narrative of its history from baroque palaces to vestiges of E.
Germany's changing role in European and world politics. Have old principles based on lessons from World War II become obsolete? Can Germany be a leading power in global affairs?
Diversity of Berlin's architecture and urban design resulting from its historical background. Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and his artistic ancestors.