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Academic Year 2005/2006
Religion and Film
RELI 278 SP
This course exams how films, like religious texts and practices, carry and shape political ideologies and forge and express cultural mythologies. It investigates how films, like religion itself, construct and perpetuate
social structures, gender and social identities, religious beliefs and cultural values. The range of films considered includes popular and independent productions some of which consciously depict religious cultures
others implicitly communicate religious themes.
Films include The Last Temptation of Christ, The Matrix, The Passion of the Christ, The Believer, and the Siege
Bruce Lincoln, THE POLITICS OF MYTH
John C. Lyden, FILM AS RELIGION
Wendy Doniger, OTHER PEOPLE'S
Jonathan Z. Smith, "I AM A
Selections from the Journal of Religion and Film
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Attendance and participation is mandatory. Multiple small papers and one 10-page paper. Final exam. Reading all class material.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Fulfills a major requirement in Religion in Society.
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Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Zwelling,Jeremy Gottschalk,Peter S.
- Times: ...W... 02:40PM-05:00PM; .....F. 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: HALL84; PAC002;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 30)
- SR. major: 7 Jr. major: 7
- SR. non-major: 6 Jr. non-major: 5 SO: 5 FR: 0
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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