Religious Values & Pop Culture

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCVM1056 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

This is a course that helps students to analyze pop culture and to learn to utilize various forms and manifestations of pop culture to critically reflect on life and society, in doing so students would be able to demonstrate their value-enhancement and intellect-enhancement gained through higher education. GCVM1056 utilizes various forms of pop culture such as films, games, internet web innovations and modern play and drama as powerful new cultural media comparable to literature as modern people’s main venue for experiencing, appreciating and reflecting on human life. Such reflections of modern life would be taken to the religious dimension in its search for meaning and value that seeks to transcend temporality and secularity of life, and reaches for the ultimate elevation of the human spirit. The course examines the various ways in which modern people’s myriad endeavors in socio-cultural actions embark on a profound search for human reality, possibility, value and meaning in this globalized and networked world.

What do the students say about this course?


Year 3 student from Arts


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.