Literary Voices: Death & Apocalypse Online College Course
Our German literary voices online course provides a general overview of the German language, its readings and oral use.
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $342.16 per credit (no fees)
Why take Literary Voices: Death & Apocalypse online?
German 406 is an online course on various topics from German literature and culture in English translation. No knowledge of German is required for the online course. The topic for this section of German 406 is “Death and Apocalypse.”
We will examine how people at various times have imagined the end of the world on a cosmological scale or how they have experienced the end on a local or personal scale. The course focuses on German and Germanic texts and culture from the early Middle Ages through the present, including the sources of apocalyptic thought in Judaism, Early Christian texts, and Greek and Roman texts of Classical Antiquity.
Students in this online course will be able to:
- Compare Christian and pre-Christian Germanic texts, Classical and medieval views, competing national perspectives, late medieval and Reformation-era versions, various definitions of apocalypticism, approaches and audiences for translations, textual and cinematic interpretations, the early sixteenth and the late eighteenth century, prophetic texts 2 and images from the Middle Ages and Reformation periods, and Germanic myth, heroic legend and modern opera
- Argue persuasively in writing for the preservation of cultural artifacts despite economic costs, connect themes of apocalypticism in German culture to the present context, and describe and interpret visual symbols in a persuasive essay
- Summarize main ideas using texts and images and reinterpret apocalyptic motifs in a presentational format
- Consider multiple meanings of apocalypticism, scholarly approaches to religious texts, the influence of Greek and Roman writers, the relevance of Jewish apocalyptic texts and early Christian writings, textual and contextual problems, the contributions of women, European context for German texts, apocalyptic motifs in new intellectual contexts, the periods and movements of German intellectual history, the current relevance of apocalyptic thinking, the role of oral performance in poetry, the transmission of Middle Eastern ideas into German culture, the use of images in apocalyptic works, the media context of early modern prophecies, and how a text changes in new contexts
- Find main ideas, key details, specific information, important events, apocalyptic motifs, the writer’s perspective, and key words in a foreign language in primary poetic and texts and secondary literature
- Use online tools to identify relevant scholarly literature, find early printed edit
What is required to take this online course?
McGinn, Bernard. Visions of the End: Apocalyptic Traditions in the Middle Ages. 2nd ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. ISBN 978-0231-112574
How long will it take to complete the Literary Voices: Death & Apocalypse course?
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
- 15 Lessons
- 0 Exams
Lessons consist of explanation, slides, lectures, and assignments.
How will the Literary Voices: Death & Apocalypse course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.
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