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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 309 - Ethics through Film (Put on reserve 9/16/17)

An examination of ethical theories and themes in film, including the ethics of filmmaking. Films will be selected from a wide range of possibilities, including foreign productions. Formerly PHIL 402, students may not receive credit for both. (Put on reserve 9/16/17. Will go inactive 8/24/2020.)

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify ethical themes in contemporary films from around the world and across a spectrum of diverse viewpoints, including those of different economic classes, gender, and ethnic / minority groups.
  • Apply literary criticism and theory to analyses of ethical dilemmas and contemporary ethical issues in film.
  • Critically watch films and evaluate how their form and content work together to produce / construct meaning.
  • Develop analytical reading and writing skills.
  • Assess, discuss, and write critically about film from a philosophical perspective.
  • Identify and discriminate between a variety of ethical theories (such as utilitarianism, ethical egoism, deontology, relativism, feminism, etc.) as they appear in film.
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