PHI 175 Philosophy of Film

A study of philosophical ideas and theories about film, film theory and various schools of film criticism. In a particular semester, we may focus on a particular theme, such as the hero in American film, or authenticity and personal integrity, or visions of society. In addition, we will be interested in looking at film as an expression of cultural values and an instrument for change. As part of that goal, we will examine the role of race, class, and gender in assessing film. Prerequisite: one philosophy course. GS-VB1, VI