In Fall 2013, German 311(Advanced German I), taught by Associate Professor Paul Youngman, mapped the German culture over time.  The class was divided into groups of students who then selected a specific era of German history and used written analysis and mapping functionalities in their Kulturkarte project:

1. Explanation of the ideals of the era
2. Background of a historical figure (philosopher, scientist, etc.) or statesman
3. Description of an important historical event
4. Background of a writer, artist and musician
5. Analysis of two works of art (music, painting, sculpture, novel, drama, or architecture)

Eras
1. First flowering of German literature (1100-1400)
2. Renaissance and Reformation (1350-1600)
3. Baroque (1600-1700)
4. Enlightenment (1720-1790)
5. Sturm und Drang (1767-1785)
6. The Classic Era (1786-1805)
7. Romanticism (1797-1830)
8. Young Germany (1815-1848)
9. Biedermeier (1815-1848)
10. Realism (1840 – 1900)
11. Naturalism (1880-1900)
12. Kafka and his era (1900-1924)