Religion Through Film
- Professor(s): Dr. Cheryl B. Rhodes
- When: 2011
- Where: University of South Carolina / RELG Z491F
This course is designed to assist the student in recognizing the portrayal of religion in contemporary, secular films. It is also designed to enable the student to gain an awareness of the influence religion in film has upon the modern filmgoer’s understanding of religious concepts. But the main focus of the course is to provide an interesting, entertaining way to learn more about the various components of religion. Throughout the course, you will analyze how movies, accurately or inaccurately, portray religious beliefs, themes, and images as you critically view films. You will attempt to ascertain if viewers are being given factual information about religion, stereotypes, fantasy, or merely Hollywood tinsel.