Undergraduate Courses

MCC-UE 1340 - Religion and Media

This course examines the ways in which conventional and non-conventional media re-create religious experience. Increasingly, religion is experienced not only in sacred spaces, and through ritual and scripture, but is also communicated through radio, TV, and the Internet, as well as in consumer culture and political campaigns. This course examines the significance of religion in modern life from historical and contemporary perspectives, paying attention to questions of religious and national difference, as well as material and symbolic practices.