Philosophy and Film

Ref: C3530597

Philosophy and film is a relatively new area of philosophical inquiry. There are basically 3 ways philosophy and film inter-relate 1) philosophy of film 2) philosophy in film 3) philosophy through film. Whilst we will touch on all 3 we will mainly concern ourselves with philosophy in film and how philosophical ideas have translated to movies. This course hopes to discuss well known films (so minimising spoilers), but also introduce some possibly lesser known 'world cinema' titles. The aim is that people will become more familiar with philosophical ideas, language and thinkers, whilst gaining a new critical eye for movies.

Additional information about this course

NB No fee waiver is available on this course

Course aim

We will look at the different ways philosophy and film interrelate mainly concentrating on the ways philosophical ideas can be represented in film.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain at least one way film and philosophy interrelate
  • Critically evaluate at least one way philosophy and film interrelate.
  • Use technical vocabulary

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Philosophy and Film

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Conditions

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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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