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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 225 - Philosophy and Film

The study of cinema as a narrative will be analyzed within the conceptual framework of aesthetics, semiotics, and philosophy of language. Thus, there are three aspects emphasized in the course: the consideration of visual images in their formal structure; the analysis of these images as they constitute a discourse; and the way in which this discourse refers to, and construes, interpretations of reality. Other themes to be explored include the perception of the self in contemporary culture and the creation of new discursive practices that counter the traditional narrative of commercial cinema. Satisfies the Arts and Humanities core requirement.

Prerequisites & Notes
PHL 100 or PHL 104 or permission of instructor.

(Cr: 3)