Film, Art, & Politics: Urban Berlin

Film, Art, & Politics: Urban Berlin — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type Freshman Seminar Abroad
Program Level 1000 level course
Courseload One 3-credit course

Course Schedule

Freshman Seminars Abroad are a unique opportunity for first-year students to combine on-campus class during fall or spring semester with study abroad during winter or spring break.


Spring Semester 2018 with study abroad during Spring Break 2018

On-campus course schedule

Tuesdays from 4–7 p.m.; East Bank, Minneapolis


Taught in English by a University of Minnesota professor.


Spring 2018 Syllabus

This course explores how German film history is intertwined with the political, social, and cultural history of Berlin since the nation's birth in 1871. Germany's film industry began in Berlin in the 1890s and was a powerful rival to Hollywood in the 1920s. This seminar examines the evolution of German cinema and how it is inextricably intertwined with the politics and history of the nation.

No previous German or film studies experience is required. 

Receive credit for GER 1911W. 

Fulfills the following Liberal Education requirements: Writing Intensive and Global Perspectives theme.