Religion and Film

3 credits

REL_ST 3740

Religious Studies
College of Arts and Science

Addresses issues of interpretation and analysis in the convergence of religion and film. Addresses three areas under this broad rubric: 1) film representations of established religions; 2) film and the construction of social values; 3) film as contemporary “myth”. Treating films as social texts, we will ask what such representations of ourselves to ourselves suggest about culture in general. Prerequisites: Sophomores and above. Recommended: Before taking this course, students take an introductory film, religious studies, or social science course such as sociology or anthropology.