Course Info

FILM 237: Film Philosophy (Formerly DC 227)

Due to COVID-19, Spring in-class sections will be conducted online. Please contact your instructor for more information.

An introduction to philosophy, using film as a lens through which philosophical ideas are examined. In discussion and writing, students analyze narrative or documentary films (classic or contemporary) on enduring philosophical questions such as: what is truth; what is right; or what is the meaning of life.

Fall 2020-2021

Section: 410
Class number: 10634
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 412
Class number: 10636
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer II 2019-2020

Section: 520
Class number: 40046
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Spring 2019-2020

Section: 301
Class number: 30054
Meeting time: Tu 9:35AM - 12:50PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Section: 310
Class number: 30009
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 601
Class number: 30055
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: REMOT E0000
CLOSED
Section: 610
Class number: 30010
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 30056
Meeting time: W 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: REMOT E0000
Section: 902
Class number: 30057
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: REMOT E0000
CLOSED
Section: 910
Class number: 30011
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Section: 911
Class number: 30023
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Winter 2019-2020

Section: 501
Class number: 25694
Meeting time: Th 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 25721
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 25720
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Section: 511
Class number: 25722
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 801
Class number: 25723
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
CLOSED
Section: 810
Class number: 25724
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Fall 2019-2020

Section: 401
Class number: 15918
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00801 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 403
Class number: 15920
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00218 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 410
Class number: 15919
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 412
Class number: 15921
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED

Summer II 2018-2019

Section: 520
Class number: 41821
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Spring 2018-2019

Section: 301
Class number: 30343
Meeting time: Tu 9:35AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 310
Class number: 30040
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 601
Class number: 30344
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 30041
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Section: 901
Class number: 30345
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 902
Class number: 30346
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 30042
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 911
Class number: 30135
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Winter 2018-2019

Section: 501
Class number: 25404
Meeting time: Th 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 25695
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 26067
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 511
Class number: 26108
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus
Section: 801
Class number: 25405
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 26121
Meeting time: -
Location: ONLIN E0000 at Online Campus

Fall 2018-2019

Section: 401
Class number: 14715
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 403
Class number: 14951
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00218 at Loop Campus
Section: 410
Class number: 16279
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 412
Class number: 16281
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer II 2017-2018

Section: 501
Class number: 41297
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 41622
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2017-2018

Section: 220
Class number: 41616
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2017-2018

Section: 301
Class number: 34060
Meeting time: Tu 9:35AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 310
Class number: 34061
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 601
Class number: 34062
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 34063
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 34064
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 902
Class number: 34065
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 910
Class number: 34066
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus
Section: 911
Class number: 34556
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Dec Intersession 2017-2018

Section: 201
Class number: 26232
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 4:45PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 26233
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Winter 2017-2018

Section: 501
Class number: 20708
Meeting time: Th 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 21027
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 510
Class number: 25595
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 511
Class number: 25644
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 801
Class number: 20709
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 802
Class number: 20791
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 25662
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Fall 2017-2018

Section: 401
Class number: 12434
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 12435
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Section: 403
Class number: 12763
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Anu Rana | View syllabus
Section: 410
Class number: 12479
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 411
Class number: 12754
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 412
Class number: 12764
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Anu Rana | View syllabus

Summer II 2016-2017

Section: 501
Class number: 42028
Meeting time: TuTh 1:00PM - 4:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 510
Class number: 42029
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2016-2017

Section: 220
Class number: 41845
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2016-2017

Section: 301
Class number: 33483
Meeting time: Tu 9:35AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 310
Class number: 33484
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 601
Class number: 33485
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Craig Erpelding
Section: 610
Class number: 33486
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Craig Erpelding
CLOSED
Section: 901
Class number: 33487
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 902
Class number: 33488
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 910
Class number: 33489
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 911
Class number: 34045
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek

Dec Intersession 2016-2017

Section: 201
Class number: 22645
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 4:45PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 22646
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Winter 2016-2017

Section: 501
Class number: 22102
Meeting time: Th 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Section: 502
Class number: 22596
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
CLOSED
Section: 510
Class number: 22354
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 511
Class number: 22597
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 801
Class number: 22103
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 802
Class number: 22210
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
CLOSED
Section: 810
Class number: 22693
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
CLOSED

Fall 2016-2017

Section: 401
Class number: 32986
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
CLOSED
Section: 402
Class number: 32988
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Section: 403
Class number: 33692
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 410
Class number: 33080
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 411
Class number: 33662
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 412
Class number: 33694
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek

Summer II 2015-2016

Section: 520
Class number: 40871
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Summer I 2015-2016

Section: 201
Class number: 42193
Meeting time: TuTh 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: CDM 00708 at Loop Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 40811
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Spring 2015-2016

Section: 301
Class number: 32771
Meeting time: Tu 9:35AM - 12:50PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 310
Class number: 32772
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Eric Marsh | View syllabus
Section: 601
Class number: 32773
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 610
Class number: 32774
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
Section: 901
Class number: 32775
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 902
Class number: 32776
Meeting time: W 5:45PM - 9:00PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 910
Class number: 32777
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 911
Class number: 37260
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek

Dec Intersession 2015-2016

Section: 201
Class number: 26889
Meeting time: TuWTh 1:00PM - 4:45PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 210
Class number: 26890
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Winter 2015-2016

Section: 501
Class number: 22616
Meeting time: Th 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 502
Class number: 26681
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS LL105 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 510
Class number: 22904
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: Daniel Pal | View syllabus
CLOSED
Section: 511
Class number: 26682
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
CLOSED
Section: 801
Class number: 22617
Meeting time: Th 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: STDCT R0330 at Lincoln Park Campus
Instructor: Josh Wolff | View syllabus
Section: 802
Class number: 22736
Meeting time: Tu 6:00PM - 9:15PM
Location: LEVAN 00305 at Lincoln Park Campus
Section: 810
Class number: 27308
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus

Fall 2015-2016

Section: 401
Class number: 11486
Meeting time: M 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00214 at Loop Campus
Section: 402
Class number: 11487
Meeting time: Tu 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Section: 403
Class number: 11907
Meeting time: W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
Location: 14EAS 00802 at Loop Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
Section: 410
Class number: 11540
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
CLOSED
Section: 411
Class number: 11888
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Section: 412
Class number: 11908
Meeting time: -
Location: N/A at Online Campus
Instructor: James Syrek
CLOSED