Religion 246, "Religion and Popular Culture"
The two sides of the course title will be explored simultaneously.
That is, how does religion play a part in, impact, and/or critique popular
culture? And, how does popular culture enter into, affect and/or
By the end of the semester you should
be familiar with many of the most recent and most academically influential
theories of popular culture
be adept with some critical tools for analyzing media of popular culture
(ads, TV, movies, music)
be adept at searching the web for examples and analyses of popular culture