RELI 362: Religion and Film
RELI 362-001: Religion and Film
03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW
Krug Hall 5
Section Information for Spring 2015
Religious themes, events, and characters have always been a popular subject for film. Are you interested in how religion is represented in film? Do you wonder about how imagination plays a part in film-making and in religion? In this course we will study classic and contemporary films and examine how religion is imagined in the medium of film, including in some popular recent movies. In the process, we will learn more about those religions represented in the films, and wonder together about what that means for our conceptions of ourselves, of our culture, and of our futures.
Course Information from the University Catalog
Surveys representations of religious beliefs, practices, persons, and institutions in popular film. Focuses on the media consumption of box office movies in the United States. Examines how religion is imaged in film and how that religious imagination relates to social constructions of national, ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual identities. May not be repeated for credit.
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