Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL1112: Philosophy of Film
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
This module is intended as an alternative introduction to philosophical thinking, adding an audio-visual dimension to more text based modules such as Introduction to Philosophical Analysis. The module prepares students for further studies at stages 2 and 3 by introducing them to various ways in which philosophical thinking can be applied productively to hypothetical and real life problems in a wide variety of contexts. The module also provides important analytical and interpretative skills essential in an increasingly visual social world.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate familiarity with a representative selection of philosophically important films and the issues they address;|
2. extract abstract philosophical content from concrete narrative structures;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. analyze images and narratives with respect to their rational content;|
4. talk and write about images and narratives intelligently;
|Personal and Key Skills||5. construct and evaluate abstract ideas; and|
6. assess and criticize the views of others.