IS 3440 - God, the Devil, and Moral Choice in Film
Combines ideas and issues from (primarily Western) philosophy, theology, religion, and psychology, as illustrated in foreign and American feature films. Among the issues to be explored are: the existence or nonexistence of God; the nature of God; the relationship between God and humankind; the problem of evil; Divine command and sin; free will and determinism; moral choice and "selling out to the Devil"; faith, revelation, and evidence; the possibility--and significance--of miracles; life after death; and Divine justice. Examines in some detail the problem of the "silence" of God, particularly in the films of Ingmar Bergman. Springs. Prerequisite(s): Junior status.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.