Religion, Media, & Culture
Knowledge-Values Courses: Religious Studies II
Religion reflects humanity's search for meaning, community, and well-being in relation to what humans consider to be ultimate. Religion is expressed in culture, including various media that change and develop through time. This course introduces students to the scholarly analysis of religious media use, and analysis of depictions of religions and religious themes in three cultural areas of media: films, the marketing and branding of religious groups, and the news media. Students will learn to assess sources of information critically, and to reflect on meanings about life conveyed through media.