Student Media Projects

GERM BC3022 - Vienna Stories: Filming Identities and Voices

The Barnard German Department organized a week-long project in Vienna, Austria, during the spring break for nine Advanced German-language students from Barnard and Columbia enrolled in Prof. Irene Motyl-Mudretzkyj's course, Vienna Stories: Filming Identities and Voices. The students met, interviewed and filmed refugees, recent immigrants and native Viennese to study identity, stereotypes and the notion of homeland. The students have made a documentary from this footage, which has been posted to the Department's website. Professor Motyl-Mudretzkyj and the students are available for interviews.

Spring 2018

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GERM BC3012 - Telenovelas

In this German language course, students explore the genre Telenovela, watch segments of the German Telenovela “Verliebt in Berlin” and write, film, act in and edit their own Telenovela. Below, example student film projects from the course.

Fall 2015


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GERM BC3010 - Current Issues: Media and Politics in Germany and Austria

Advanced students improve their language skills through an exploration of political, cultural and intellectual debates and self perceptions in Germany and Austria. Below, an example student film project from this course.

Fall 2016

Fall 2014