Faith & Film (PHL 393)

Faith & Film (PHL 393) is a 3 credit hour course that meets one night each week and finishes before Spring Break. Credits earned at The Christian Studies Center transfer directly back to your home school.

Instructor: Dr. Philip Tallon
Date/Time: Spring 2011, Mondays, 9pm-midnight (January 17 - March 7)
Location: CSC Building, Columbia Room (502 Columbia Ave. Lexington, KY 40508)
Note: In addition to meeting each Monday, Faith & Film students are required to attend one mandatory weekend session on February 25 and 26.

Course Description
Filmmakers may be the most influential educators in our 21st century world. Whether it's a romantic comedy or an Oscar-winning drama, movies are a powerful vehicle for communicating ideas. Millions of people sit down every day to live in these worlds of cinematic creation. The viewpoints and beliefs expressed by the filmmakers are often so subtly stated and beautifully presented that a soft form of persuasion takes place, quite frequently unbeknownst to the passive viewer.

Faith & Film seeks to openly discuss movies as an artistic and storytelling medium exploring how cinema opens up conversation on a variety of thought-provoking subjects. What is the meaning of life? Why is there suffering in the world? Is morality whatever an individual wants to make of it? This course includes reading about theology and film, as well as viewing a range of relevant movies. After taking this course, students will be able to enjoy films as works of art and critically engage with the ideas movies convey.

Syllabus: Click here to download the syllabus for Faith & Film (PHL 393)
Registration Deadline: December 1, 2010 (Registration Deposit must be paid by this date)

Registration for Faith & Film (Spring 2011) is now closed

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