Dec 09, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

REL 32300 - Religion and Popular Culture


This course will focus on the portrayal and treatment of religion in popular culture and will examine some of the ways in which religious and mythic themes are expressed in such pop culture forums as television shows, films, mass-market fiction, and music. Students will be asked to think about the various ways in which traditional religious themes, symbols and images, and texts make their way into our cultural consciousness through mass media, as well as how popular religious ideas are reflected in mainstream cultural outlets.

Cr. 3.