SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentSophomore Class of Department of European Languages and Cultures - Germany Major
Course NameIntroduction to Culture of German-Speaking Countries
InstructorGOLDBERGER JOSEF
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
PrerequisiteIntroduction to Culture of German-Speaking Countries
Course Objective
Course Description
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週次



Week



課程主題



Topic



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignment



教學活動與作業



Teaching Activities and Homework



學習投入時間



Student workload expectation



課堂講授



In-class Hours



課程前後



Outside-of-class Hours



1



Introduction to German Speaking Countries



Getting to know the students and their basic understanding of issues and history of German Speaking Countries



Presentation and Quiz



3



0



2



Introduction to German Speaking Countries



Getting to know the students and their basic understanding of issues and history of German Speaking Countries



Presentation and Quiz



3



2



3



The German Language



Introduction to evolvement of German as a language; different variants and dialects



Presentation; discussion, comparison with development of Mandarin



3



1



4



The German Education System and Higher Education



The Humboldtian Ideal; Higher Education in the 20th Century



Presentation; comparison of Asian and German models of Education and Higher Education



3



2



5



Study in Germany



Introduction to “Study in Germany” and talk-show



Presentation; Group discussion, panel discussion



3



2



6



German Love Poetry



Introduction to romantic lyrics throughout the ages



Presentation; listening to settings of lyric poetry



3



2



7



History of the German Film



A cross-section of German Films



Presentation; listening comprehension; discussion of silent film versus sound film



3



2



8



Contemporary German Film



Presentation of a selections of contemporary German Films



Presentation; recent development of German Cinema



3



2



9



Mid Term Exam



 



 



3



0



10



Discussion of Exam results and corrections



 



 



3



2



11



German Print Media, German Radio, TV and Internet Media



Discussion and reading of a choice of German Media Sampling various pieces of German Radio, TV and Internet Media



Presentation; reading exercises; listening comprehension



3



2



12



Asia and The German Mind



Historical contacts between the German and the “Sinic” World



Presentation; cultural comparison



3



2



13



Religion in German Speaking Countries



Historic development of Christian churches in German speaking countries



Presentation; German core values? Tradition and Believes?



3



2



14



Art and Religious Paintings



Historic altar paintings and their evolvement; Renaissance and Baroque era aesthetics



Presentation of famous altar-pieces (triptych)



3



2



15



Holidays and Festivals



Traditional Festivals and Holydays in German Speaking Countries



Presentation; celebration of Christmas Holiday



3



2



16



Briefing for final exam



 



 



3



3



17



Final Exam



 



 



3



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Presentations 20%



Midterm 20%



Finals 60%


Textbook & Reference








 



Tatsachen über Deutschland




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