GRST 302 Babylon Berlin: Crime, Sex, and the City


In this course, students watch and analyze the popular Netflix series Babylon Berlin to further develop speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing skills in German. Pairing episodes of the hit television show with primary sources, students explore the tumultuous political climate, scintillating cabaret culture, and budding disciplines of criminology and sexology in the Weimar period between world wars. The language of instruction is German and corresponds to standard proficiency guidelines for "advanced mid" (B2.2) language learners.