The University of St. Thomas

Theology & Mass Media
Title:Theology & Mass Media
Course Number:450
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Landry, David T
Time:0955 - 1135
Location:Murray-Herrick Campus Center St Paul
Room:MHC 205
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 09/04 12/20 -  T  -   R  - -2 22 20
Course Description:
This course will analyze and evaluate the coverage of religion and religious issues in the mass media (primarily in newspaper and magazines) and analyze religiously-insired or religiously-themed media products (primarily in films, radio, television programs, and books). This course attempts to develop skills in detecting the religious thread in the tapestry of modern culture, interpreting the theological content in popular culture, critically analyzing the coverage of religion in the news, and appreciating the ways in which the finest examples of religiously-themed popular culture have advanced the theological conversation of which all modern believers are a part. Prerequisite: THEO 101 (or 102 and 103) and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115