FYS527

African American Religion in American Film

Subject code

FYS

Course Number

527

Instructor(s)

C. Nero

Course Long Title

African American Religion in American Film

Description

This seminar examines how significantly religion and cinema have interacted, taking into account the complex ways in which race, religion, and cinema have been interwoven in American movies. These movies include ones from classical Hollywood cinema of the early twentieth century, the “race movies” specifically created by and for African American audiences from the silent era to the mid-twentieth century, and the recent "strong black women" in the sin-and-salvation films of Tyler Perry, T. D. Jakes, and Queen Latifah.

Writing Credit

W1

Class Restriction

Exclude Sophomores, Exclude Juniors, Exclude Seniors, 05