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Winter 2019 Course Offerings

Courses in German Literature & Civilization (Conducted in English)

GERMN 241.00: German Fairy Tales  (3 hours, 3 credits)
Days Time Code Instructor Room
W01 M, TU, W, TH 9:00 - 12:08pm 15060 Titze 611 W
W02 M, TU, W, TH
1:00-4:08pm 15061 Titze 611 W
W03 M, TU, W, TH 1:00 - 4:08pm 15062 Strohmeier 509B W



Course Description

GERMN 241 German Fairy Tales  3hrs, 3crs.

Prereq or co-req:  Engl 120, GER 2/C   PD/D

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 down to a Walt Disney movie and “politically correct fairy tales.” Students will read fairy tales, tell one that they know, a mid-term and final examination.  All readings, discussions and written work will be in English.                       

Exam format: written midterm and final exams

Textbooks: Jack Zipes, The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, ISBN 978-0553382167 
                  Joanna Cole, The Best-Loved Folktales of the World,
 ISBN 978-0318796482 
ISBN 9780385189491

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