GERST 3015

GERST 3015

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course will familiarize students with the formally adventurous and globally influential cinema of the Weimar Republic. We will examine key films from a range of genres (including horror, comedy, science fiction, crime, and melodrama) by directors such as Fritz Lang, F. W. Murnau, Ernst Lubitsch, and G. W. Pabst. Situating the films within the cultural upheavals of the period from 1918 to 1933, we will discuss the aftereffects of WWI; representations of class and gender; discourses on nature and technology; relationships between aesthetics, spectatorship, and politics; and processes of industrialization, urbanization, and globalization. Students without experience in film studies are welcome—the course will also double as an introduction to discussing and analyzing film in German.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: GERST 2020, GERST 2040 or GERST 2060 or equivalent or placement exam.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.
Satisfies Requirement This course may be counted towards the requirement for 3000-level language work in the major.

Comments Taught in German. Film screening one evening night.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18061 GERST 3015   SEM 101

  • Satisfies Option 1. Prerequisite: GERST 2020, 2040 or 2060 or equivalent or placement exam. This course may be counted towards the requirement of 3000-level language work in the major. Taught in German. Film screening: Mondays 7:00pm in Room 142 Goldwin Smith Hall.