This module aims to increase students' awareness of the key aspects of European (French, German, Italian and Spanish) society and culture through the medium of film.
Module learning outcomes
By the end of the module students should:
be familiar with a number of European films and the cultural context they were produced in and/or the social, cultural historical context they refer to
have an increased understanding of French, German, Italian and Spanish social, cultural and historical issues
be able to analyse, research and compare films and show a deeper understanding of European culture and society
develop a good level of accuracy in the production of both the written and spoken forms of the foreign language
improve their fluency and communicative skills in the target language
% of module mark
Essay/coursework Research Essay
University - closed examination Representations of Society & Culture in Film (German)
Special assessment rules
% of module mark
Essay/coursework Reassessment Essay
Feedback on formative work
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.
Summative assessment and feedback
1500-word essay in the target language
A 2-hour closed exam
Feedback: Individuals will be allowed to see their exam paper with comments, under supervision, at an appointed date after the external examiner has reviewed the papers.
Some course material will be supplied by the tutor.