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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Divinity : Theology and Ethics

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

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaTheology and Ethics Other subject areaReligious Studies
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionA 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 (not applicable to Visiting Students)
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-requisitesVisiting 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: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Viewings Tuesdays 4-6 (optional)- Films available in New College Library
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 22, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 148 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
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
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsFilmRE
Contacts
Course organiserProf Jolyon Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)50 8922
Email: Jolyon.Mitchell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Paula Kruyff
Tel: (0131 6)5
Email: Paula.Kruyff@ed.ac.uk
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