Dec 06, 2023
PHI 215 - Philosophy and Film
Description: Introduces philosophical themes through the medium of film. Includes reading classical and contemporary literature in philosophy; viewing films that portray philosophical concepts; and learning to view films through a philosophical lens.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 101A or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.
General Education Competency: Written Communication; Diversity; Critical Thinking
- Methods for reading philosophy
- Methods for viewing film
- Metaphysics and the nature of reality
- Epistemology and the nature of knowledge
- Ethics and the nature of morality
- Aesthetics and the nature of beauty
- Explain philosophical terms and concepts. (1-6)
- Identify the major philosophical fields and questions, including their historical origins as they relate to issues dealing with the nature of reality, knowledge, values, and morality. (1-6)
- Distinguish the major philosophical positions as they have been developed in both Western and Eastern philosophical traditions. (1,3-6)
- Explain the impact philosophy has had on film. (1-6)
- Analyze philosophical arguments to address the transference of ideas relating to the intellectual realm of the human experience. (1-6)
- Assess popular and personal beliefs to develop a more informed worldview, including beliefs regarding issues of diversity. (1, 2)
- Explain how film is a medium through which philosophy can be done. (1,2)
- Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2,500 words of monitored writing, which includes a 1,500 word essay that undergoes iterations of the writing process (i.e., outline, rough draft, and etc.), using academically appropriate sources.