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RELI0310

Issue in Mod Religious Thought

American Religion and Mass Media
Are mass media “tools of Satan” that will corrupt morals? Are they part of the divine plan to cultivate a moral community? Focusing on the 20th century, we will explore the interplay of religious individuals and groups and developing media technologies. What were the historical contexts evoking varied responses and uses of print and electronic media? Does the consumption of religious media privatize religion, or does it require new ways of envisioning community? In discussing these and other questions we will discover the ways in which American religion was shaped by media and how media was shaped by religion.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL
Equivalent Courses:
WAGS0310

Sections

Winter 2011

RELI0310A-W11 Seminar (Schueneman)

Spring 2010

RELI0310A-S10 Seminar (Schueneman)

Spring 2009

RELI0310A-S09 Seminar (Schueneman)

Spring 2006

RELI0310A-S06 Seminar (Schlager)

Fall 2003

RELI0310A-F03 Seminar (Tomkinson)