RLG104H1: Conspiracies, Social Media, and the Rise of New Religious Movements

Hours

24L/12T

Conspiracy theories are nothing new, but in the past few years we have all witnessed the meteoric rise of conspiracies such as QAnon via social media, which have taken on the elements of New Religious Movements. This course examines recent examples of new religious movements that might be thought of as “conspiritualities,” that is, conspiracies with strong cult and religious overtones.

Distribution Requirements
Humanities
Breadth Requirements
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)