ME33FP Film as a Public Ethical Arena
FACE TO FACE ON CAMPUS ATTENDANCE REQUIRED IN ABERDEEN
This course will help students excavate and clarify their own moral beliefs by way of engagement with a wide range of cinematic depictions of our contemporary world. Exploring questions of economic ethics, political ethics as well as our relationships with disabled people, animals and the environment (and much more), students will be given the opportunity to develop and present their own views in classroom debates which will be complimented by lectures clarifying the importance of engaging such questions as active citizens. The basis of this course is an understanding of film as a unique medium for bringing the moral questions of our contemporary world into better view. This course will study various aspects of film production in order to give students a better grasp of how moral issues in the contemporary world can be introduced in cinematic form, as well as teaching students that filmmaking (especially documentary making) is a form of active citizenship which invites and provokes active citizenship from viewers.
Course Coordinator: Brian Brock firstname.lastname@example.org