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Tatort - Window into Germany (CLAC.50)

GRST 273
Spring 2022 not offered
This course may be repeated for credit.
Crosslisting: CGST 273
Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate

Few television shows have become anchored in German cultural discourse as firmly as "Tatort," a weekly crime show produced and broadcast by public television since 1970. Watched by up to 40% of all potential viewers, new episodes are prominently reviewed in major daily newspapers and serve as a focus for discussions about German politics, culture, and society. Episodes have tackled questions of police brutality, immigration, gentrification, and the surveillance state, while also shining a light on Germany's changing conception of itself. Over the years, the show has attracted some of the major directors and actors from German-speaking regions, such as Wolfgang Petersen, Margarethe von Trotta, Dominik Graf, Sibel Kekili, and Götz George. In this course, we will watch current and canonical episodes of the show, using it as a way into discussions about Germany's past, present, and future.
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA GRST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: GRST212
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on JUL-13-2024
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