Learn about Swiss history and contemporary Swiss life, politics, and culture. Particular attention will be paid to current hot button issues including migration. Get acquainted with Swiss literature, music, web resources, and films that can easily be integrated into high school and college German courses!
Presenter: Karin Baumgartner is Associate Professor of German at the University of Utah where she teaches German language and literature at all levels. She is the editor of the book From Multiculturalism to Cultural Hybridity: New Approaches to Teaching Modern Switzerland (2010). She is the author of " ’Ich kam unter die Schweizer.’ Teaching Switzerland as a Multi-Ethnic Society.” Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German (Fall 2012). She is a member of the AATG Executive board and was a co-chair of the AATG/ACTFL conference in 2009.