Course Goals

  1. Provide an intellectual and experiential context in which the encounter with God in the midst of mass mediated popular cultural practices is respected, honored, and critically engaged.
  2. Provide conceptual and experiential connections between the emerging scholarly discourse at the intersection of “media, religion, and culture” and theologies that take culture seriously.
  3. Practice the art of lifelong learning by formulating and pursuing learning goals, and finding resources for learning and peers with whom to learn.
  4. Learn basic production skills in a variety of media, and practice public articulation of faith in the process.
  5. Locate and explore denominational, ecumenical, and interfaith resources and programs for engaging media in communities of faith.
  6. Practice speaking faith in the wider public sphere.