HONR 2000F Honors Seminar: Philosophy and Politics in Film

(B) Bachelors
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
(UDEN) Farquhar - Dean's Office
3 credits

This course provides an introduction to thinking critically about philosophical and political issues by understanding how they can be manifest in popular film. Students will develop greater awareness of how to view film as a vehicle for ideological content. Topics could include, but not be limited to human rights, epistemology, personal identity (including the role of memory), temporality, the philosophy of religion, democratic ideals/plutocratic reality, workers unions, capitalism and gangsterism, the allure of fascism, environmental despoliation, etc. Satisfies general education requirement in humanities. Prerequisite: Honors students only. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2007 (200820))

Learning Outcomes

  1. identify ideological content in popular film;
  2. identify philosophical issues in popular film;
  3. analyze and evaluate films for their ideological and philosophical content;
  4. apply analytical models to film outside classroom study
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