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GERM 432 Media in Context: Literature, Film and Art (4)

Visual and textual media archive social constructions of reality, but they also in turn shape the everyday experiences that make up such social reality. The movies that people see, the books they read and the various forms of artistic expression all contribute to the context in which they make their way. In this course we will critically engage and discuss representative German films, texts and art, and thereby explore topics that fuel current debates on notions of identity and multiculturalism, globalization and consumerism, as well as on the increasing apprehensiveness and violence in the urban experience. Students will complete a project that creatively engages a central aspect of the material discussed in the course: a narrative, a short film, or an artwork.

  • General Education Requirement: Arts & Humanities; World Engagement: CV
  • Prerequisite: GERM 340
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Zheng

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