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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA critical study of religious and theological approaches to film, through an examination of cinematic narratives, directorial intentions and audience responses to selected films.
Course description Not entered
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.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 33, 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 137 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 20% on weekly written and oral class contribution, 30% on an essay and revised blog, 50% on degree examination.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
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
- Demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings
- Demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
- 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
- Demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings
- Demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Viewings Tuesdays 4-6 (optional)- Films available in New College Library
KeywordsFilmRE
Contacts
Course organiserProf Jolyon Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)50 8922
Email: Jolyon.Mitchell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
Email: J.Hendry@ed.ac.uk
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