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CINEMA AND EVERYDAY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS: THE CITY AS A STATE OF MIND
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectFilm and Media Studies
German
Number & Suffix: 167 C
Full UC Title: CINEMA AND EVERYDAY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS: THE CITY AS A STATE OF MIND 
Transcript Title: CINEMA&URBN ENVRNMT 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Approaching film as historical artifact and visual archive, this course studies how it engages with urban space. The course considers how cinema contributes to a structural understanding of the city and by which means mediates an experience of a cityscape. Students study different strategies of relating the various notions of identity to the city in different kinds of cinema including well-known big productions and independently produced films. The focus is on films dealing with Berlin. Based on introductory readings and discussions on the ways cinema produces meaning, and knowledge about the city, students read and discuss texts on urban memory and identity relating to the films highlighted in the seminar. Students learn to interpret cinematic conventions and to critically reflect on how cinema depicts everyday environments and reorganizes their perception, with writing practice as one focus of class work. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: CINEMA AND EVERYDAY URBAN ENVIRONMENTS: THE CITY AS A STATE OF MIND 
Partner University Department: Deutsche Philologie 
Partner University Course Number: 16845