• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Film Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Alongside a historical overview, beginning with the silent era and extending up to the present, aspects considered include film as social document, film and literature, and the aesthetics of film. Featured film makers include Fritz Lang, Fassbinder, Wenders and Tykwer

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. understand the main directions taken by one of the leading cinema movements worldwide;
  2. critically engage with scholarship in the field;
  3. grasp better the longstanding rivalry and cross-fertilization between European cinema movements and Hollywood;
  4. develop insights into a major non-English speaking culture, not just a visual culture.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial participation throughout the semester (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
  2. An 1,800-2,000 word essay (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
  3. A 2,000-2,200 word essay, during the exam period [in lieu of an exam] (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]

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4 weekly contact hours (a 2-hour screening, one 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial), plus 6 hours of regular work per week outside class

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed FILM1002. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed GERM2046 or GERM3046

Prescribed Texts

A set of weekly readings will be made available on Wattle. Prescribed films will be available through Chifley closed reserve. Some introductory reading will be expected around German culture/20th century history more generally.



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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