GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Winter 2021, Section 005 - Introduction to German Film
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
4
Other:
Lang Req
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GERMAN 230 or RCLANG 291.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
GERMAN 221 or 231; or assignment by placement test.
Other Course Info:
All sections of GERMAN 232 address special topics, e.g., music, philosophy, science, current political issues, etc. F, W, Sp, Su.
Lang Req:
This course is part of the Language Requirement sequence.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course will introduce you to the history of German cinema right up to the present day. Film will be the subject of our conversations, and writing, and we'll draw our vocabulary and grammar practice from it as well. The assigned films will guide our exploration of (1) German history and culture from the Weimar Republic (1918-33) to the present, and (2) our discussions of historical and contemporary issues pertaining to Germany and the U.S. (e.g. modern love, crime, authority, escapism, pop and youth culture, the media, the environment, immigration, and more).

This is a language course conducted in German. Class assignments and activities will help you review and perfect your use of the grammar you've learned over the previous three semesters. You will be required to watch all assigned films outside of class and to attend our sessions with completed homework, your questions, and ready to practice your German. Regular writing assignments will allow you to hone your writing. Your choice of a film review or a group film project will constitute the final.

Class Format:

Instruction Mode: As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.

Learning Mode: The course will be held synchronously. Meeting twice a week, this course format based around active engagement and speaking requires synchronous participation. This course will use Zoom for its twice-weekly sessions as well as canvas for its synchronous and asynchronous assignments. Weekly office hours will be conducted through Zoom. Students should have access to a camera and microphone.

Course Testing/Assessment: Assignments and exams will be a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous format. Written assignments and group projects will be asynchronous, while short answer exams will be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame.

Schedule

GERMAN 232 - Second-Year Course
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 Online
19096
Open
4
 
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TuWThF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (REC)
 Online
12757
Open
5
 
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TuWThF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (REC)
 Online
12758
Closed
0
 
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TuWThF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
 Online
12759
Closed
0
 
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TuWThF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (REC)
 Online
12760
Closed
0
 
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MTuWTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (REC)
 Online
17583
Open
8
 
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TuTh 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: The course instructor will work around evening exam conflicts in other classes--email gds.ugrad@umich.edu for an override.
007 (REC)
 Online
24199
Open
2
 
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MTuWTh 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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