Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL1112: Philosophy of Film
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
Each week will be devoted to a different film, which will then be discussed in weekly tutorials together with selected philosophical literature. Films to be discussed are likely to be chosen from the following list:
Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1956)
A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
The Truman Show (Peter Wier, 1989)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, 1989).
The Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925).
The Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl, 1935).
Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960)
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (Slavoj Zizek, 2006)
Deconstructing Harry (Woody Allen, 1997)
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||20||Weeklry film screenings|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||22||Weekly two hour lectures and seminars. Each lecture consists of an introduction and the viewing of a film, which will then, supported by relevant literature, be discussed in the seminars. Students are required to give at least one assessed presentation on an aspect of the scheduled topic.|
|Guided Independent Study||108||Directed reading, viewing and private study.|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/