|Fall Term 2013 Introduction to German Film Studies - 5568 - FIST 277
Prerequisites/Notes: GER 312
Catalog Description : With its pivotal role in the inauguration of the cinema, knowledge of German film is critical to any understanding of the history of film. This course is intended to be an introduction both to German cinema and to the discipline of film studies. Considered perhaps as one of the most accessible aesthetic forms, the moving image pervades our everyday lives and yet we seldom think of what we do in the movie theatre as “reading.” Throughout this course, students will be introduced to the practice of reading the filmic text using three structuring lenses: 1) history, 2) formal and generic elements, and 3) film criticism.
Attributes: Foreign Language GER (01cr), BM Foreign Lang GER (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course