For intermediate and advanced students. Focus is on Berlin through film, literature, music, live performance, news media, and field trips.
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.
The unsteady history of the German economy in the Wilhelmine Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the post WWII divided and united Germany.
China¿s relations with the outside world, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.
The institutional architecture of the EU and its current agenda. Weaknesses, strengths, and relations with partners and neighbors. Discussions with European students.
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.
Theory and history of mass spectator sports and their role in modern societies. Comparisons with U.S., Britain, and France; the peculiarities of sports in German culture.
Discussions based on short stories, essays and newspaper articles, and academic journal articles. Emphasis on social and cultural issues in contemporary China.
Conversation, grammar, reading, elementary composition.
Three quarter sequence. Basic language skills in Mandarin to function abroad.
Continuation of CHINLANG 7. Basic language skill in Mandarin to function abroad. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 7 or consent of instructor
Stages of Chinese cinema from the establishment of P.R. China in 1949 to the present.
How people communicate, what they achieve through their communications, and the social and cultural consequences of these communicative behaviors.