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May Term

These undergraduate courses will be offered contingent on DAAD funding for 2017-18. More information will be available in late fall. 

May Term 2017

Contemporary Art in Germany and Europe

This seminar explores the politics and economics of major international art expositions that would take students to Kassel and Athens for Documenta 14, the renowned quinquennial art exposition that has been hosted in Kassel since 1955, Basel (ArtBasel 2017), and the Venice Biennale. Students will have the opportunity to meet with curatorial staff behind major exhibitions in all four locations and engage in comparative study of art shows in both northern and southern Europe (the theme of Documenta 14). They will also explore the economic and political function of art in the EU at a time when its integrity as a political and social entity is being challenged by economic and demographic factors.

May Term 2018

Global Migrations in Berlin

In 2015 alone, more than one million asylum seekers arrived in Germany. This course contextualizes the current situation within Germany’s longer migration history and the country’s singular position in the European Union.