GER218 Opera in Germanic Cultures: From Mozart to Berg


General Education Category and Learning Outcomes
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Understanding the Past

-Understand the implication and meaning of technological innovation and scientific discovery for the development of human society.

-Critically analyze the cultural, economic, geographical, and political processes that influenced historical events.


Understanding the Creative Arts

-Basic issues of interpretation. How does a work mean anything? How does one determine meaning? How can a work have numerous meanings, often at the same time?

-Questions of poetics. How do the traditions of genres and forms, materials and means of production, and philosophies and theories influence individual literary and artistic works and their interpretation?

-Questions of cultural and historical context. How do creative works relate to the societies in which they are produced and received? How do cultural roles of creative products, definitions of art, institutions, markets and patronage affect the creation of works of architecture, art, music, literature and other media?


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