LSO310 - Film and Philosophy

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Subject Title
Film and Philosophy

Subject Description
Film and Philosophy offers students an introduction to the main schools of Western philosophy and introduces the theoretical discipline of film, representation theory. Capitalizing on film?s unique property as medium, Film and Philosophy examines how films undertake the task of philosophy. This course presents a range of classic and contemporary films as opportunities for study and speculation based on the works of such philosophers such as Plato, Aquinas, Descartes, Berkeley, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Kant, and Sartre.

Credit Status
One Liberal Studies elective credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to
1. Identify and explain the dominant concerns of the main schools of Western philosophy
2. Explain and make use of basic types of philosophical analysis and argument
3. Articulate and apply to assignments key elements of representational film theory
4. Recognize and explain concepts relative to films as potential works of philosophy and as platforms for philosophical concerns.
5. Successfully relate a minimum of four films to essential concerns of selected schools of Western philosophy
6. Effectively conduct, integrate and document appropriate elements of research

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