Jan 19, 2021  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
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ART 330 - Religion, Critical Theory and Politics

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
Advanced study in selected aspects of religion and contemporary philosophical and political theory. May be taken more than once for credit when content changes.

Topic for 2020/21b: Religion, Art and Politics​. (Same as RELI 330 ) Nowadays, we accept the idea that religion, like so much else, is political. It makes sense, then, that visual culture, which can be used, situated, manipulated and exploited in the service of religion can serve to affirm and in some cases to subvert the political messages of religion. This class  explores examples of the collusions of religion, art and politics, as well as their collisions in the productions of majority and minority culture in Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the West, from antiquity to postmodernity. Marc Epstein. 

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

One 2-hour period.

Course Format: CLS



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