A Social and Ideological Perspective of Contemporary European Films

Universidad de Granada

Course Description

  • Course Name

    A Social and Ideological Perspective of Contemporary European Films

  • Host University

    Universidad de Granada

  • Location

    Granada, Spain

  • Area of Study

    History, Spanish, Spanish Culture, Theater, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Description and Objectives
    This subject approaches European society through contemporary European films. It attempts to provide a perspective of the social, economic and ideological changes, taking the main directors and films dealing with these themes as a reference.

    The content involves a brief theoretical part with a historical and ideological introduction, as well as the different movements emerging from contemporary European films. A selection of films for each topic will be analyzed in class, together with representative film fragments for each block dealt with. Students will be given a dossier with tasks for each film seen and topics related to the films’ content.

    80% compulsory attendance (according to CLM regulations)

    The final grade will be:
    35% class work
    30% participation, homework and reading specific documents
    35% group presentation (1 per group)


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