Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

RELI 329 - THE BIBLE IN POPULAR CULTURE

Long Title: THE BIBLE IN POPULAR CULTURE
Department: Religion
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: Even in today’s seemingly secular pop culture landscape, the Bible is a strong artistic, social, and political influence. We will explore ways in which the Bible is used in contemporary pop culture by analyzing biblical references in music, film, art, and other media. We will show how pop culture shapes understandings of the Bible and vice versa. Grad students will write a 25-30 pp. research paper and lead at least one extended class discussion. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 529. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for RELI 329 if student has credit for RELI 529.