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Courses Winter 2024


Courses in German Literature & Civilization, 

The Winter Session is held between January 2nd, and January 23rd, 2024


GERMN 24100: German Fairy Tales (3 hours, 3 credits)
Pre- or Coreq: ENGL 120.
Section Days Time Instructor Room
W01 Online Asynchronous Online Asynchronous Wicker Online Asynchronous
W02 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur 9:00am - 12:08pm Titze Online Synchronous
W03 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur 1:00pm - 4:08 Titze Online Sychnronous


Course Descriptions


GERMN 24100:  German Fairy Tales  3hrs, 3crs.

Pre- or Coreq: ENGL 120.

Fairy tales are known all over the world. The most famous European book of fairy tales is the one collected by the Brothers Grimm. These stories have entered our collective unconscious but are not easily explained. We shall look at various attempts at explaining what fairy tales are all about, look at older stories that served as models for the Brothers Grimm and study modern versions of the tales including scenes from Walt Disney movies and "politically correct fairy tales." Students will read fairy tales, tell one that they know, and there will be regular written assignments, a midterm and final examination. All readings, discussions and written work will be in English. This course has a "W" designation.  
Exam Format: written midterm and final exams
Required Reading: Jack Zipes, The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, ISBN 9780553382167
Joanna Cole, Best-Loved Folktales of the World, ISBN 9780318796482 or ISBN 9780385189491


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