how various features of religious experience, thought, and practice are portrayed in the film under examination.

students shall prepare an analysis project/paper, 10-15 pages in length, double-spaced, using proper forms of footnotes and bibliography (either MLA or Chicago style format) OR another format chosen in consultation with Instructor.  The subject and focus of this analysis shall be a film, to be viewed by students in video format OUTSIDE of class time.  Possible choices are: (1) any film from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy; (2) The Chronicles of Narnia; (3) any Harry Potter film; (4) Avatar; or (5) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish version with English subtitles ONLY!).  Analysis shall include use of the methods of religious study and aspects of religion explored in this class, and how various features of religious experience, thought, and practice are portrayed in the film under examination.