English 24

Freshman Seminar: Cults in Popular Culture

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
4 Spring 2021 Saha, Poulomi
Tuesdays 4-5


We are fascinated by cults. What is it about communities and groups that promise total belief and total enthrallment that so captures the imagination? This course will look at a range of representations of cults in popular culture—from the documentary "Wild WIld Country" to novels, journalistic exposês, and films—to consider what cults might tell us about society, politics, religion, and our sense of self.

This 1-unit course may not be counted as one of the twelve requirements to complete the English major.

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