GERM BC3012: Telenovelas

This course offers students on the advanced proficiency level the opportunity to explore the successful German telenovela Verliebt in Berlin. They will work on typical features, the marketing and intercultural aspects of this genre, and compare the culturally specific facets of Verliebt in Berlin to other international versions - specifically the American version Ugly Betty. While familiarizing themselves with German popular culture, students will improve their listening (viewing), speaking, reading and writing skills.