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Philosophy and Film, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Applied Ethics - TEE
SUBJECT AREA   Other fields of communications, information – JK9
  COURSE CODE   721G27
On completion of the course, students should be able to:
- explain classical texts of philosophy in their basic sense, interpret films in relation to the texts and vice versa,
- interpret the basic structure, content and message of a film,
- argue for a standpoint of their own about the relationship between a film and a philosophical text,
- critically present arguments regarding the interpretation of a film from a philosophical perspective.
The course proposes an introduction to popular works of Western cinema and their relationship with classical texts of philosophy. The texts include some key works of philosophers such as Aristotle, Rousseau, Locke, Nietzsche, Marx and Foucault, as well as relevant secondary texts. The course presents a philosophical analysis in the context of a film and discusses the extent to which the basic arguments of the texts are represented in the film, along with the philosophical features of the film in itself. The course also provides tools for being able to understand a film in terms of its content and structure.
In the course, students read and analyze texts, participate in group work, write papers and are actively involved in seminar discussions. In addition, lectures are offered. Work with web resources may also be provided. Homework and independent study are a necessary complement to the course. Homework and independent study are a necessary complement to the course. Language of instruction: English
Active participation in seminar discussion is expected of the students. The course is examined by writing a paper. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

At least one year of full-time undergraduate studies. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Philosophy and Film
Philosophy and Film
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 2014-00545   Course Code: 721G27      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Applied Ethics - TEE          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level       HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2014-10-17