This course aims to increase students' awareness of the representation of European (French, German, Italian and Spanish) societies and cultures through the medium of film. By the end of the module students should:
Students must have successfully completed:
Students cannot take this module for two different languages at either I-level or H-level.
The lectures will be taught in English. The seminars will be taught in German.
This language module will introduce students to society, culture and certain historical aspects through the medium of film. German films will be viewed, analysed and examined in their socio-historical context, while an analysis of further material (media and literary texts as well as video/audio) will provide the relevant background information necessary to understanding these films.
Team taught by Language teaching staff.
Some course material will be supplied by the tutor.
Oral commentary and dialogue within class on oral and written language work. Given immediately both to individuals and to group.
Written comments and mark on the University scale given to individual students for practice essays, with opportunity for individual consultation; the essays will be returned to students two weeks after seminar.
Feedback: Individuals will be given a feedback sheet for the essay, and will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date after the external examiner has reviewed the papers.