Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Welcome to COMM 480!

Welcome to COMM 480. In this course we will explore three key areas of religious communication

(1) the relationship between mass media and the coverage of religion

(2) the relationship between religious communities and the media and

(3) how mass media shape perceptions of popular religion.

This will involve studying how religious communities and institutions respond to and utilize different forms of media, as well as how media outlets present religious groups and ideas in various media products which shape ideas about popular religion.

This blog is a space for you to share your thoughts on issues and ideas raised in class. It is also a space where additional information and readings will be posted regarding in-class case studies. I am looking forward to reading what you learn!

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