COML237 - Berlin: History, Politics, Culture

Status
X
Activity
REC
Section number integer
403
Title (text only)
Berlin: History, Politics, Culture
Term
2019C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
403
Section ID
COML237403
Course number integer
237
Registration notes
All Readings and Lectures in English
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
CANCELED
Level
undergraduate
Description
What do you know about Berlin's history, architecture, culture, and political life? The present course will offer a survey of the history of Prussia, beginning with the seventeenth century, and the unification of the small towns of Berlin and koelln to establish a new capital for this country. It will tell the story of Berlin's rising political prominence in the eighteenth century, its transformation into an industrial city in the late nineteenth century, its rise to metropolis in the early twentieth century, its history during the Third Reich, and the post-war cold war period. The course will conclude its historical survey with a consideration of Berlin's position as a capital in reunified Germany. The historical survey will be supplemented by a study of Berlin's urban structre, its significant architecture from the eighteenth century (i.e. Schinkel) to the nineteenth (new worker's housing, garden suburbs) and twentieth centuries (Bauhaus, Speer designs, postwar rebuilding, GDR housing projects, post-unification building boom). In addition, we wil ready literary texts about the city, and consider the visual art and music created in and about Berlin. Indeed, Berlin will be a specific example to explore German history and cultural life of the last 300 years.
Course number only
237
Cross listings
URBS237403, ARTH237403, GRMN237403, HIST237403
Use local description
No

COML237 - Berlin: History, Politics, Culture

Status
X
Activity
REC
Section number integer
402
Title (text only)
Berlin: History, Politics, Culture
Term
2019C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
402
Section ID
COML237402
Course number integer
237
Registration notes
All Readings and Lectures in English
Registration also required for Lecture (see below)
Meeting times
CANCELED
Level
undergraduate
Description
What do you know about Berlin's history, architecture, culture, and political life? The present course will offer a survey of the history of Prussia, beginning with the seventeenth century, and the unification of the small towns of Berlin and koelln to establish a new capital for this country. It will tell the story of Berlin's rising political prominence in the eighteenth century, its transformation into an industrial city in the late nineteenth century, its rise to metropolis in the early twentieth century, its history during the Third Reich, and the post-war cold war period. The course will conclude its historical survey with a consideration of Berlin's position as a capital in reunified Germany. The historical survey will be supplemented by a study of Berlin's urban structre, its significant architecture from the eighteenth century (i.e. Schinkel) to the nineteenth (new worker's housing, garden suburbs) and twentieth centuries (Bauhaus, Speer designs, postwar rebuilding, GDR housing projects, post-unification building boom). In addition, we wil ready literary texts about the city, and consider the visual art and music created in and about Berlin. Indeed, Berlin will be a specific example to explore German history and cultural life of the last 300 years.
Course number only
237
Cross listings
URBS237402, ARTH237402, GRMN237402, HIST237402
Use local description
No

COML237 - Berlin: Hist Pol Culture

Status
X
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Berlin: Hist Pol Culture
Term
2019C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML237401
Course number integer
237
Registration notes
All Readings and Lectures in English
Humanities & Social Science Sector
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
CANCELED
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Liliane Weissberg
Description
What do you know about Berlin's history, architecture, culture, and political life? The present course will offer a survey of the history of Prussia, beginning with the seventeenth century, and the unification of the small towns of Berlin and koelln to establish a new capital for this country. It will tell the story of Berlin's rising political prominence in the eighteenth century, its transformation into an industrial city in the late nineteenth century, its rise to metropolis in the early twentieth century, its history during the Third Reich, and the post-war cold war period. The course will conclude its historical survey with a consideration of Berlin's position as a capital in reunified Germany. The historical survey will be supplemented by a study of Berlin's urban structre, its significant architecture from the eighteenth century (i.e. Schinkel) to the nineteenth (new worker's housing, garden suburbs) and twentieth centuries (Bauhaus, Speer designs, postwar rebuilding, GDR housing projects, post-unification building boom). In addition, we wil ready literary texts about the city, and consider the visual art and music created in and about Berlin. Indeed, Berlin will be a specific example to explore German history and cultural life of the last 300 years.
Course number only
237
Cross listings
URBS237401, ARTH237401, GRMN237401, HIST237401
Use local description
No

COML218 - Fren Lit: Love & Passion

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
403
Title (text only)
Fren Lit: Love & Passion
Term
2019C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
403
Section ID
COML218403
Course number integer
218
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Literatures of the World
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Andrea Reynaldo Goulet
Description
This basic course in literature provides an overview of French literature and acquaints students with major literary trends through the study of representative works from each period. Students are expected to take an active part in class dicussion in French. French 231 has as its theme the presentation of love and passion in French literature.
Course number only
218
Cross listings
FREN231403
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No

COML218 - Fren Lit: Love & Passion

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
402
Title (text only)
Fren Lit: Love & Passion
Term
2019C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
402
Section ID
COML218402
Course number integer
218
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Literatures of the World
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Description
This basic course in literature provides an overview of French literature and acquaints students with major literary trends through the study of representative works from each period. Students are expected to take an active part in class dicussion in French. French 231 has as its theme the presentation of love and passion in French literature.
Course number only
218
Cross listings
FREN231402
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No

COML218 - Fren Lit: Love & Passion

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Fren Lit: Love & Passion
Term
2019C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML218401
Course number integer
218
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Literatures of the World
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Description
This basic course in literature provides an overview of French literature and acquaints students with major literary trends through the study of representative works from each period. Students are expected to take an active part in class dicussion in French. French 231 has as its theme the presentation of love and passion in French literature.
Course number only
218
Cross listings
FREN231401
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No

COML206 - Italian History On Screen

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Italian History On Screen
Term
2019C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML206401
Course number integer
206
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Description
How has our image of Italy arrived to us? Where does the story begin and who has recounted, rewritten, and rearranged it over the centuries? In this course, we will study Italy's rich and complex past and present. We will carefully read literary and historical texts and thoughtfully watch films in order to attain an understanding of Italy that is as varied and multifacted as the country itself. Group work, discussions and readings will allow us to examine the problems and trends in the political, cultural and social history from ancient Rome to today. We will focus on: the Roman Empire, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Unification, Turn of the Century, Fascist era, World War II, post-war and contemporary Italy.
Course number only
206
Cross listings
CIMS206401, ITAL204401
Fulfills
Arts & Letters Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No

COML201 - Topics Film History: Transnational Cinema

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Topics Film History: Transnational Cinema
Term
2019C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML201401
Course number integer
201
Meeting times
TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Meta Mazaj
Description
This topic course explores aspects of Film History intensively. Specific course topics vary from year to year. See the Comparative Literature website <http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/Complit/ for a descrption of the current offerings.
Course number only
201
Cross listings
ARTH391401, CIMS201401, ENGL291401
Use local description
No

COML200 - The Fantastic Voyage From Homer To Science Fiction

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
The Fantastic Voyage From Homer To Science Fiction
Term
2019C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML200401
Course number integer
200
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Freshman Seminar
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Scott M. Francis
Description
See COML website for course description.
Course number only
200
Cross listings
FREN200401
Use local description
No

COML197 - Madness & Madmen

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Madness & Madmen
Term
2019C
Subject area
COML
Section number only
401
Section ID
COML197401
Course number integer
197
Registration notes
All Readings and Lectures in English
Humanities & Social Science Sector
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Molly Peeney
Description
This course will explore the theme of madness in Russian literature and arts from the medieval period through the October Revolution of 1917. The discussion will include formative masterpieces by Russian writers (Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Bulgakov), painters (Repin, Vrubel, Filonov), composers (Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky), and film-directors (Protazanov, Eisenstein), as well as non-fictional documents such as Russian medical, judicial, political, and philosophical treatises and essays on madness.
Course number only
197
Cross listings
RUSS197401
Use local description
No