Religion, Media and Culture (P5054)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module will examine how religion and religious identity are represented, and in doing so will also explore issues of cultural values, cultural identity, and belief. We have lived in an era since the 1970s in which the ‘end of religion’ and the ideological convergence between secularism and democracy has characterised western political discourse. This module will explore the extent to which religious affiliation continues to inhabit our media and our everyday lives and seek to better understand the role of religion in creating and maintaining cultural values.

Teaching

100%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Essay, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 278 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: