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Fall 2018 Religion GR6615 section 001

Call Number 17194
Day & Time
W 2:10pm-4:00pm
101 80 Claremont Ave
Points 4
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Matthew Engelke
Course Description This is a course designed for graduate students who are interested in media and their connections to religious traditions and practices. This includes a consideration of specific mediums, including books and other printed texts, photography, radio, television, film, and the internet. But there is also an important manner in which media technologies have to be understood not only as these cultural artifacts (radio, film) but also the more elementary senses they express (hearing, sight, etc). We therefore investigate media both as a broad conceptual category and as specific technologies of communication. 

Course texts will include a combination of theoretical works as well as case studies drawn from major religious traditions. The learning goals of the course are: (1) to introduce seminal interpretive and methodological issues in the contemporary study of media/mediation; (2) to study some theoretical classics in the field, to provide a foundation for further reading; (3) to introduce new writing in the field; and (4) to encourage students to think of ways in which the issues and authors surveyed might provide models for their own ongoing research work.
Web Site Vergil
Department Religion
Enrollment 7 students (12 max) as of 12:06AM Friday, January 18, 2019
Subject Religion
Number GR6615
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, Graduate School of Arts and Science, International and Public Affairs, School of the Arts, School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Section key 20183RELI6615G001

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