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GRMN2633: Topics in German Film

This unit of study will explore German film from the perspectives of film theory and historical culture. Discussions will situate films within the German political and cultural context of their time and study them from the perspective of contemporary cross-cultural critique. The unit may concentrate on the works of a specific director, a period or a genre, or deal with key social and political issues within a selection of German films.

Code GRMN2633
Academic unit Germanic Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 or 2000 or 3000 level from Germanic Studies
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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GRMN2455

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 outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.