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German and Russian: German

GERM 241 (IT; 4th Sem Lang Req) German Cinema and Visual Culture (1)

In this course, students will acquire skills for engaging visual media in their social environments. Apart from analytical approaches, the course will survey important contributors of German cinema, from its pioneering beginnings to the present. This material will be considered in a broad cultural context where Expressionist Film, for example, is explored together with developments in Expressionist art. As a popular medium, film in various ways taps into the desires, hopes and fears of spectators; we will consider the means by which this is accomplished and discuss the social role that it plays. Though the focus of the course is on visual media in German culture, the aim is visual literacy in general.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Interpreting Texts; Fourth Semester Language Requirement
  • Offering: Alternate Fall semesters
  • Instructor: Zheng