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Summer Abroad Europe - Courses

World Cinema and the European Film Festival

On this Summer Abroad program, you can

  • Earn 8 quarter units in 4 weeks.
  • Enroll in UC Davis courses to fulfill degree, major, minor, or GE requirements as listed in the General Catalog.
  • Experience academic coursework enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities.

Note to Non-UC Davis Students:

  • Students from other campuses should consult with their home campus to determine whether courses may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 
  • Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid can get an additional unit to meet unit minimums for financial aid eligibility. Please contact Summer Abroad for additional information.

Syllabus

Cinema and Digital Media (CDM) 167 - Draft Syllabus (PDF)

The above syllabus is representative of this program. The instructor provides a term-specific program syllabus to enrolled students. The program syllabus and schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Class Format

Your classroom experiences take place in Locarno and Cannes. In Locarno, in addition to classroom-based lessons, you will be attending film screenings as part of the Locarno Film Festival.

Earn GE credit! Some courses on this program offer GE credit. Expand the sections below to view course descriptions and type of credit offered.

Courses

You will enroll in the course set below. Auditing is not an option. UC Davis programs are academic programs so participants should expect a substantial amount of course work.

  • Cinema and Digital Media (CDM) 167. Topics in Film Genres (4 units)
  • Study of one or more of the film genres (such as musicals, film noir, screwball comedy, or westerns), including genre theory and the relationship of the genre(s) to culture, history, and film industry practices. May be repeated up to 2 time(s) when topic differs.  GE credit: AH, VL.

  • Cinema and Digital Media (CDM) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)
  • Directed group study in cinema and digital media. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.

OR

  • German (GER) 119. From German Fiction to German Film (4 units)
  • Examines a number of film adaptations of major German prose works and plays to ascertain the types of changes involved in the shift in medium and the positive and negative effects achieved by such transferences. GE credit: AH, OL, VL, WC. Students selecting this course option will have writing and reading in German. 
  • German (GER) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)
  • This course includes participation on excursions and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program. Students selecting this course option will have writing and reading in German. 

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are enforced for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements.

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