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Representations of Society & Culture in Film (German) - LAN00018I

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  • Department: Language and Linguistic Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Thomas Jochum-Critchley
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Related modules

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

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


Task Length % of module mark
Research Essay
N/A 50
University - closed examination
Representations of Society & Culture in Film (German)
2 hours 50

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Reassessment Essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

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.

Indicative reading

Some course material will be supplied by the tutor.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.