|Fall Term 2014 TOP: SOVIET COMEDIES - 5561 - RUSS 287
Prerequisites/Notes: RUSS 250 or consent of instructor
Catalog Description : This course will examine topics in Russian film. Topics may include specific generes (e.g. the sad comedy), the work of a director or tradition, films important for a specific historical moment (e.g. the Thaw or World War Two), or films devoted to a specific theme. Students will expand their Russian vocabulary, improve fluency, increase speaking confidence and gain cultural knowledge by viewing Russian films and analyzing the psychology of the characters. 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. May be repeated when topic is different.
Topic for Fall 2014: Soviet Comedies
Attributes: Foreign Language GER (01cr), BM Foreign Lang GER (01cr), BM Humanities (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course