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Joanne Clarke Dillman
TCSIG 348
Tacoma Campus

Film and Human Values

Examines contemporary and classical films in order to explore how they might disclose different dimensions of human meaning, value, virtue or their opposites. Analyzes how film has become a major part of twentieth-century existence, experience and expression. Views, discusses and analyzes selected films.

Class description

This course uses the genre of science fiction to interrogate human values and their cinematic depiction. This is an upper level course. The ideal student will have taken one or more film or media courses before this one.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

lecture, film viewing, class discussion

Recommended preparation

Reading assignments on time, viewing films as they are scheduled, participation in class and turning in written work on time.

Class assignments and grading

quizzes, papers


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Joanne Clarke Dillman
Date: 10/06/2009