An interdisciplinary study in English of modernist movements in Central Europe between 1890 and 1940. Topics covered include literary movements (Naturalism, Expressionism, New Realism); artistic movements (Blue Rider, the Bridge, Jugendstil, Neue Sachlichkeit, Bauhaus); music (Neo-Romanticism, Second Viennese School, Jazz); culture and politics (Freud, fascism, urbanism, film, anti-Semitism). Some key figures include: Kandinsky, Klee, Gropius, Rilke, Kafka, Luxemburg, Modersohn-Becker, Th. Mann, Musil, D\00F6blin, Nietzsche, Lasker-Sch\00FCler, Hitler, Riefenstahl, Trakl, R. Strauss, Torberg, J\00FCnger.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Liberal Studies distribution requirement.