Emily D. Crews

Wednesday by appointment

REL 360.001 Religion & Popular Culture

This one credit hour course, offered each semester, involves monthly films, discussions, and attending either the annual Day or Aronov Lecture. Students will write one brief (~250 words) commentary for each film. Different films are used each semester and the course is repeatable for up to 3 credit hours. Open to all students. 

This semester we will watch films on the theme of “the real and the unreal.” They will serve as data that allow us to consider big questions like, “How do we know what’s real and what’s not? Is there a “real” world? Is there a “real” me? What if I’m not who I or others think I am? What if the world isn’t what I or others think it is?”

The films will be shown on the following Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:30pm: Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Mar. 19, Apr. 16.

T | 6:00-8:30

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Readings


January 29: Three Amigos


February 12: Cabin in the Woods


March 19: Memento


April 16: Pan's Labyrinth

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