Philosophy Through Film
This course is a general introduction to philosophy for students who may or may not be interested in taking any further philosophy classes. It will use the uniquely vivid and compelling medium of film to introduce students to important philosophical questions about such things as personal identity, consciousness, ethics and morality, freewill and determinism, the limits of knowledge, time travel, and the possibility of intelligent machines. Readings that explore the topics introduced through the assigned films will be drawn from a range of authors from both Western and non-Western philosophical traditions. Students' ability to think critically and creatively will be developed through the exploration of proposed answers to various philosophical questions with an emphasis on how to evaluate the reasons given in support of and in opposition to proposed answers.
Grading Basis
Course Attributes
This course satisfies LAT Req
Humanities/Fine Arts
PHILOS 20809258
Academic Group
College Parallel
Academic Organization
School of Arts & Sciences
Enrollment Requirements
(NexGenRead 261+ or ACCP Read 80+ or ACT Read 19+ or Coll Read Strat #10808101 or Intro Coll Read #10838105) and (NexGenWrite 260+ or ACCP Write 5+ and ACCP Sent 86+ or ACT Eng 17+ or ICW #10831103); or Eng 1 #20801201. Coursework requires a C or higher.
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