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GERMN 261 German Film & Society

4 hours


This advanced-level German skill enhancement course uses as its context the study of post- unification German society and culture in all its diversity as reflected through films produced since 1990. Topics may include: coming to terms with history, fascism, the Holocaust, generational issues, identity, immigrant experiences, politics, reunification, social and cultural traditions and terrorism. Required course readings in advance of each film provide context and the necessary vocabulary/terms to discuss the film in depth afterward. Topics and films may vary by semester. The class will be conducted entirely in German. Prerequisite: German 202 or permission of the instructor.