Units of Study

RLST2628 - Religion and Film

Summer Main, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Christopher Humphrey Hartney
Phone: +61 2 9351 2367
Email: christopher.hartney@sydney.edu.au

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

Classes

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

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

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 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lecture 1

         
1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 7

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lecture 2

         
2 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 7

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lecture 3

         
3 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 7

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