Introduction to Multicultural Literature in Contemporary Germany

Gen Ed Course GRMN 317L
Instructor: Dr. Hiltrud Arens
Spring 2018
Upper-division course for the European Studies Minor
Language of instruction: English

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In recent decades Germany has been emerging as a multicultural society. De facto, the Federal Republic has become a country of immigration. This course offers critical insights into the contemporary reality through examining the literature created by various minority writers. You will gain a new and nuanced perspective on Germany, its recent history and its growing multicultural identity. The analysis of a diverse cultural life in Germany will also resonate with corresponding challenges in the U.S. and will give you a greater understanding of the human dimensions of globalization, migration, and cross-cultural as well as transnational interactions.

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