IS 3440 - God, the Devil, and Moral Choice in Film
Credits: 3
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 2016-2017 Catalog.