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Digital Religion and Popular Culture

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-24859
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-24858
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

About

Today’s religion is increasingly medialized, and new digital media have
transformed religions in ways and at a rate that has been rarely seen.
The return of religion and spirituality is evident in contemporary
popular culture such as movies, games and books.

The course addresses
relationships between religion, digital media and popular culture based
on current research in the field. Central concepts such as popular
culture and digital religion are presented and discussed. Throughout the
course, interaction between religious traditions and groups, digital
media and popular culture is highlighted, and the latter’s contribution
to religious change is emphasized.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or University studies equal to a Bachelor’s degree, including an approved Bachelor thesis of at least 15 credits. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.