RSOC119 Class 10
1] Summarize D/T reading on television and select one of the many ways they analyze TV and
explain how that conception works and if you agree and/or disagree and why.
Television serves as the ultimate drea
RSOC119 Class 16
1] Do you agree/disagree with D/Ts assessment of the big four sports? Why? Also, cite
an example of an extreme sport and its spiritual dimension.
I agree with D/Ts assessment of the big four sports as a higher purpose
Project 2: 500 Days of Summer
500 Days of Summer is about the relationship between two people, Tom Hansen
and Summer Finn. Tom Hansen, who studied to be an architect, works at a greeting
card company. Tom first me
RSOC 119 Project 1
Media and Religions Influence on Identity
I have learned that the role of mass media is to inform the public of current
issues and news, offer entertainment and relevant information, providing political
RSOC 119 Class 14
Assignment: Post a song with a spiritual or religious dimension in the drop box - if
there is a link to it or a youtube of it, that is fine - just make sure it is in a format that can
be played in class.
RSOC 119 Class 12
2] Summarize the Einstein article. Also, raise one question and then answer it yourself
from what you understand from the article. This portion of the assignment should be
submitted into the Drop Box.
RSOC 119 Class 11
1] Compare and contrast the two articles on The Simpsons. What insights does the textbased analysis of Homer the Heretic in Lynch yield? How can The Simpsons be a
metonymy for wider American culture?
The Homer article
RSOC 119 Class9
1] Compare/contrast the distinctive styles of Schrader and Scorsese in D/T. If you were
to make a film with a more spiritual message which approach would you use?
Schrader, a Protestant filmmaker, brings his dry, sparse
RSOC 119 Class 13
Assignment: Each group is assigned two readings; Please respond to the following
questions for your group's readings: Compare and contrast the types of community
described in the articles. Also, how are
RSOC 119 Class 15
Assignment: Cite two rituals that the media has borrowed from religion, and two that religion
has borrowed from media. Compare and contrast the rituals at the center of these three
readings. How helpful is an audienc