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Course Content and Outcome Guide for GER 261A

Course Number:
GER 261A
Course Title:
German Culture Through Film
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Enhances understanding of German culture and contemporary society through analysis of cultural and social issues presented in seven German films. May explore issues including but not limited to: interracial and cultural relations, ethnic conflict, the New German Cinema, morality of the bourgeoisie, alienation of youth, roles of German men and women, self-discovery, moral disaster of the Nazi legacy, authority and rebellion. Course conducted in English and all films with English subtitles. Students may take only one course in the 261 series: A, B, or C. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

German Culture Through Film. Enhances understanding of German culture and contemporary society through analysis of cultural and social issues presented in seven German films. May explore issues including but not limited to: interracial and cultural relations, ethnic conflict, the New German Cinema, morality of the bourgeoisie, alienation of youth, roles of German men and women, self-discovery, moral disaster of the Nazi legacy, authority and rebellion. Course conducted in English and all films with English subtitles.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students will gain cultural awareness and appreciation for the following aspects of German culture and society:

a. Interracial and cultural relations
b. Ethnic conflict
c. The New German Cinema
d. Morality of the bourgeoisie
e. Alienation of youth
f. Roles of German men and women
g. Self-discovery
h. Moral disaster of the Nazi legacy
i. Authority and rebellion

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Active participation in small group discussion
2. Active participation in class discussions
3. Conceptual written tasks to assess understanding of cultural and social themes in background readings and films
4. Individual and group presentations

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Interracial and cultural relations
2. Ethnic conflict
3. The New German Cinema
4. Morality of the bourgeoisie
5. Alienation of youth
6. Roles of German men and women
7. Self-discovery
8. Moral disaster of the Nazi legacy
9. Authority and rebellion

Competencies and Skills:

1. Recognizes basic cultural differences
2. Demonstrates understanding of relevant cultural and social issues in German society, both historically and in contemporary setting
3. Increased critical thinking skills
4. Ability to collaborate in small group setting
5. Speaking and listening responsibly and reflectively
6. Critical analysis of cultural issues in films