May 19, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

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GER 3570 - German through Film


This course offers an introduction to German cinema from its beginnings to the present. Through discussion of key films, students gain an understanding of the historical development of German cinema and its relation to relevant historical, political, and cultural contexts and related artistic movements. Students develop their German language proficiencies through assigned readings, participation in class discussion, and completion of writing assignments, many of which entail revisions. Students acquire skills in the analysis of cinematic form. Proceeding chronologically, the course is structured around representative films, screened outside of class. Class time is devoted to lectures and class discussion.

Requisites: GER 3110
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to apply their German language proficiencies in speaking, writing, reading, and aural comprehension.
  • Students will be able to describe and analyze German filmic texts using close-reading skills.
  • Students will be able to identify and explain connections between German films and their historical, political, and cultural contexts, as well as with other artistic trends.
  • Students will be able to explain how formal elements create meaning in a film.
  • Students will be able to discriminate among trends in the development of German cinema from its beginnings to the present.



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