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Fall 2017
Nov 21, 2017
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GERM 380 - Culture Wars:Germ/Aust/Switz
Using written and spoken samples from the media scene (print media, radio, TV, Internet) of German-speaking countries, this course looks at the informative versus persuasive and manipulative use of language and images. Discussions will focus on issues such as: the persuasive power of language and pictorial images in advertisement, political propaganda (past and present) in a cross-cultural context, scientific knowledge transfer (Fachsprachen), "language imports" from other languages, especially from American English, gender and cultural stereotyping, and journalistic standards in the electronic media. Guest lectures by Washington-based German (Austrian, Swiss) media representatives and a visit to the Newseum complement the course.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

German Department

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