Philosophy and Film
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject introduces a number of central philosophical questions as they encountered in feature films, short films, and on television. In such films and television shows as The Matrix, Gattaca, The Simpsons, Total Recall, Groundhog Day, and Dr Strangelove, students will encounter and discuss issues of personal identity, the reality of the material world, the ethics of genetic engineering, the idea of virtue, and the nature of the mind.Learning Objectives1. Knowledge of the aims and methods of philosophy.
2. Knowledge of issues in philosophy, including philosophy of art, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and ethics.
3. A capacity to write intelligently and engagingly about the ideas expressed in, or raised by, films.
4. A capacity to discuss philosophical ideas in a respectful and engaging manner.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.