This course introduces students to a broad range of texts in German (short stories, poetry, drama, comics, letters, travel journals, literary critiques, etc.) and familiarizes them with various reading strategies, and the methods of textual analysis and interpretation. Discussion of other sources, such as film and media, will complement the readings. Students will examine the historical and cultural contexts of each literary work. Also, they will refine their German language skills at the intermediate level through active writing, listening, and discussion.