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German with Film Studies

Building on the strong interdisciplinary links between the two departments, this degree combines in depth study of cinema in German culture with the opportunity to explore wider aspects of film and other cinematic cultures.

You will spend your year abroad either at a university or working as a language assistant in a country where German is spoken. You can choose from a wide range of optional German modules on topics reflecting staff research specialisms, from business and society to political cinema, and from identity in the 18th century to contemporary travel writing.

The below course structure is indicative. Modules on offer change year on year, dependent on staff research interests and availability.

Year One

Core Modules
  Modern German Language 1 
  The Changing Face of Germany in Film and Text
  Passion and Power: The Makings of Modern German Culture
  Film and Television Analysis (Term 1, 2021/22 only)
  Film History and Methods (Term 2)

Year Two/Three

Core Modules
  Modern German Language II
  German Culture in the Age of Revolution
  Hollywood Cinema
Optional Modules

Year 2 German Studies modules (15-30 credits)

Year 2 SMLC module (0-15 credits)

Year Two/Three - Spent Abroad

Year Four

Core Modules
  Modern German Language 3
  The Writer and Imperial Germany 1871-1918
  Film Aesthetics OR an approved option offered by the Department of Film and Television Studies (30 credits)
Optional Modules

Year 4 German Studies modules (15-30 credits)

Approved outside option (0-15 credits)

Course Structure

Dr Jim Jordan

German Studies