Units of Study

RLST2628 - Religion and Film

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Christopher Humphrey Hartney

Description

This unit analyses the position of religion in a range of films, such as the presentation of Buddhism in recent Western films (Kundun, Little Buddha, Seven Years in Tibet); the image of Christianity in 'sword and sandal' epics (Ben Hur, Quo Vadis); the role of film in familiarising Western audiences with unfamiliar religious traditions (e.g. ethnographic documentaries); and the depiction of post-modern religious concerns in science fiction (Blade Runner, The Matrix etc).

Assessments

1x1500wd take-home exam (30%), 1x2500wd word essay (50%), 1x tutorial presentation (20%)

Textbooks

Course Reader

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prohibitions

RLST2028

Assumed Knowledge

12 junior credit points from Religion studies, or their equivalent to be assessed by the Department.

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