Units of Study

RLST2628 - Religion and Film

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Christopher Humphrey Hartney


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).


1x1500wd take-home exercise (30%), 1x2500wd word essay (50%), 1x500 wd tutorial presentation (20%)


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


(12 junior credit points from Studies in Religion) or (18 junior credit points including ENGL1011)




  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm 6pm 7pm





Film 1

1 This class runs from Week 4 to Week 8

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