Transcendence: Religion and Film

Transcendence: Religion and Film
Historical, stylistic, and thematic survey of approaches to religious and spiritual subject matter in film.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 6.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesTMA 291; or TMA 292; media arts major or minor status.
 ProgramsContaining TMA 494
Course Outcomes

Transcendence in Cinema

Consider the history and nature of transcendence in cinema, it's operation in particular films, and the permutations of relationships between transcendence/spirituality and film.

Personal Paradigm

Explore and further articulate their personal paradigm of transcendence and film especially in its operation in specific cinematic texts.

Criticism Skills

Develop "experimental criticism" skills (as identified by C.S. Lewis), examining a text's impact on spectators and its relationship to the intent of its creators.

Scholarly Literature

Establish familiarity with the some of the scholarly literature on religion/values and film.