MCST 266 - Cinema Studies
Cross-Listed as GERM 366
Taught in English, with an optional German component for those who want to have the course count toward their German-taught courses. In this case, students must do the reading and writing assignments in German and participate in extra discussion sessions in German (format and frequency to be determined with the instructor).
Cinema Studies is a film course with a special emphasis on some aspect of German culture relating to cinema, such as German film production, film adaptations of German literary texts, or the representation of German history in world cinema. While familiarizing students with the methodologies of film analysis, the course focus may vary from a historical or genre survey to a particular concept (such as representations of gender, race, nationality) to a cross-section between film and other texts. Students will gain insight into film as an aesthetic, ideological, and political medium, and into specifics of German history and culture. Students may register more than once in this course, provided a different topic is offered. Prerequisite(s): For the optional German component: GERM 308 or GERM 309 , or study abroad, or permission of instructor. Alternate spring semesters. (4 Credits)