GERM 1063 Triumphs and Failings of Modern Man (Fall/Spring: 3 )
This course focuses on a number of themes that characterize human existence in our time but are at the same time perennial themes: death, life, illness, suffering, war, and the role of the scientist in the modern world. Twentieth century German, Swiss, and Austrian writers will be discussed. The following works will be discussed in class: Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain; Sigmund Freud, An Outline of Psychoanalysis; Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front; Wolfgang Borchert, The Man Outside; Heinrich Böll, Stories; and Friedrich Dürrenmatt, The Physicists.
Instructor(s): Daniel Bowles
Last Updated: 14-Jan-14