The course provides an opportunity for students to view and discuss films, which have the potential to challenge them with important moral and religious questions, as well as inspire them with beautiful and artistic portrayals of the struggles of the human condition. Students will be taught to see beyond the basic entertainment value of each film, in order to penetrate more deeply into the underlying themes and issues which the films invite the viewer to explore, Students will be invited to enter into a creative and fruitful dialogue between faith and contemporary culture. Films will be carefully selected according to their artistic, ethical, cultural and spiritual merits. Special emphasis will be placed on helping the students to discern the common human and religious themes, which give these movies their importance and enduring relevance as works of art and culture. Student will also hopefully come away with a keener perception for seeing “seeds” of the Gospel in contemporary culture. Students are expected to complete discussion papers, reading quizzes, unit exams, and class presentations as assigned.