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2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PL 3820 - Philosophy of Film

This course explores some of the philosophical issues concerning film and the cinematic experience. In addition to discussing the philosophical content of films, students explore questions about the nature of film itself, such as whether film counts as art and how film evokes emotion and creates meaning for the viewer through cinematic technique. Students also examine the kind of contribution film can make to philosophy and whether film itself is capable of philosophizing. Lastly, students investigate how film functions as a means of advancing ideas and what the effects of the medium are on culture and society.

Prerequisite: PL 1100  or PL 1150 .