Religion in Film
|Course code RELT1021||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
In a number of classic and contemporary films, religious themes such as sacrifice, salvation and apocalypse have been explored with great care and depth. So too, certain films and filmmakers have explicitly drawn upon religious myth and imagery in order to evoke notions of the sacred and transcendent within their own cinematic narratives. This course will explore a sampling of Hollywood and global cinema in order to help students to begin to interpret their visual styles, narrative constructions, historical contexts, and salient religious themes.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will be able to: |
1. Understand a number of cinematic techniques for conveying religious ideas and practices
2. Interpret the cinematic representation of such religious themes as sacrifice, salvation, and apocalypse
3. Analyse the historical and contextual factors that influence particular religious representations in different films
4. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
|Content||The course explores the complex relationship between religion and a number of contemporary and classic films.|
|Transition||Students who have previously completed RELI2030 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT1021. Other second-year and upper-level options are available for these students.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for RELT1021|