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Undergraduate Course: Film, Religion and Ethics 3/4 (THET10028)

Course Outline
School School of Divinity College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Theology and Ethics Other subject area None
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description A critical study of religious and theological approaches to film, through an examination of cinematic narratives, directorial intentions and audience responses to selected films.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs "The Religion and Film Reader" (Routledge, 2007) is the course book and is available from bookshops / online. It is approximately 20-24. There is no photocopied readings book, but there are readings placed on Web CT at no cost to students. All primary set films will be screened on Tuesdays and are available to borrow from New College library (no cost).
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
New CollegeLecture1-11 14:00 - 15:50
New CollegeSeminarFilm Viewing - Optional at this time1-11 16:10 - 18:00
First Class Week 1, Thursday, 14:00 - 15:50, Zone: New College. Lecture in Martin Hall but check with CM re film viewing times in Wk 1
Additional information Viewings Tuesdays 4-6 (optional)- Films available in New College Library
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes Stationery Requirements Comments
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Film, Religion and Ethics2:0020 sides
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- View films in a more critical, discerning and imaginative fashion
- Summarise, compare and critically write about specific approaches to 'religious and theological film-analysis'
- Use appropriate key concepts employed in film criticism when interpreting the moral and religious world of specific films
- Deconstruct the ethical virtues, value commitments and world views enacted in selected films
- Describe and critically analyse the religious and theological significance of specific films produced both in Hollywood and beyond
- Develop transferable skills in web research, writing about film and visual literacy
Assessment Information
20% on weekly written and oral class contribution, 30% on an essay and revised blog, 50% on degree examination.
Special Arrangements
None
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Contacts
Course organiser Dr Jolyon Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)50 8922
Email: Jolyon.Mitchell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mrs Joanne Cannon
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
Email: j.cannon@ed.ac.uk
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