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GRMN2633: After the Wall: German Film Since 1989

2024 unit information

This unit of study will explore key works of German cinema. Discussions will situate films within the German political and cultural context of their time and analyse various themes affecting German society through a visual and narrative framework. These include questions of identity, displacement and mobility, home and belonging, and remembering the German past. The unit will also link themes of history, memory and identity, to wider European and international debates, and explore transnational film production.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Germanic Studies

Code GRMN2633
Academic unit Germanic Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 or 2000 or 3000 level from Germanic Studies, or 12 credit points at 1000 level from European Studies, or 12 credits at 1000 level from Film Studies
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate an ability to understand the main points of clear standard language, to communicate in a range of registers and to express themselves with more complexity.
  • LO2. Demonstrate broader knowledge of German societies and the skills to critically assess German texts, images and practices in relation to their cultural, historical, political and linguistic context and defend their own arguments.
  • LO3. Demonstrate intercultural competence and the ability to critically reflect on their own society and heritage.
  • LO4. Demonstrate an ability to think critically and exercise ethical judgments.
  • LO5. Exhibit developing information and digital literacy.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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