Examines the historical, political, and sociological forces that shape present-day Germany. Topics include: value changes in postwar society, coping with the legacy of the past, multiculturalism in Germany, change of gender roles, cultural differences between East and West after the unification, the role of environmentalism, the process of European integration, and Germany and its neighbors. Draws on current articles, texts, and videos from newspapers, journals, the web, and German TV. Taught in English.