The Bible and Social Media

RELS 0090H S01 [CRN: 25216]

The success of the Protestant Reformation has been linked to the invention of the printing press. The Bible's translation into vernacular languages and its mass production meant that for the first time, people could read and interpret the scriptures outside the Church. Now, the internet and social media such as Facebook and Twitter give people a new way to access, interpret, and use the Bible at home. This course will examine the Bible's use within social media in American culture. We'll look at tweeting the Bible, blogging, podcasting, and the popularity of Bible memes through sites like tumblr and reddit. Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. FYS
Term
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
20
Course Attributes
First Year Seminar
Primary Instructor
Meetings
12:00 am - 2:20 pm Tue - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
10 (May 12, 2014 2:00pm)