GERST 1124

GERST 1124

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This course introduces students to literature, film, and media produced by migrants in contemporary German-language contexts. Students will gain skills in literary analysis and cultural criticism by reading works by writers who have migrated in and out of the German language, such as Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Yōko Tawada, and Herta Müller. Assignments will cover genres such as personal essay, textual and film analysis, and op-ed column writing.

When Offered Spring.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

Comments No previous knowledge of the topic and no language requirements are necessary to take this course.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18557 GERST 1124   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at