PCC/ CCOG / GER

Course Content and Outcome Guide for GER 262B

Course Number:
GER 262B
Course Title:
German Culture Through Film
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Enhances understanding of German culture and contemporary social issues presented in five German films. May explore issues including but not limited to: love as a medium for representing changing ideas in Germany, East vs. West, personal and national identity struggles, foreigners in Germany, stereotypes, roles of women in German society. Course is conducted in English and all films with English subtitles. Students may take only one course in the 262 series: A, B, or C. 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 five German films. May explore issues including but not limited to: love as a medium for representing changing ideas in Germany, east vs. west, personal and national identity struggles, foreigners in Germany, stereotypes, roles of women in German society. 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. Love as a medium for representing changing ideas in Germany
b. East vs. west
c. Personal and national identity struggles
d. Foreigners in Germany
e. Stereotypes
f. Roles of women in German society

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. Love as a medium for representing changing ideas in Germany
2. East vs. west
3. Personal and national identity struggles
4. Foreigners in Germany
5. Stereotypes
6. Roles of women in German society

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