Postgraduate Course: Film and Religion (THET11024)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is designed to enable students to: Deepen their critical abilities to interpret film; Understand key concepts in film criticism and theory; Evaluate specific theological and religious approaches to film. Deconstruct underlying world-views embodied in cinematic narratives and characterisations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Film, Religion and Ethics 3/4 (THET10028)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Jolyon Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)50 8922
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Dutton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227