Christianity and Popular Culture

Are you passionate about the intersection of faith and culture? Dordt’s Christianity and popular culture degree will explore the connection between everyday practices and the faith we’re called to.

In this program, you will study the way we each form an identity, and you will have the chance to explore ideologies, social structures, and cultural patterns that shape our world.

Do you wonder how we shape culture, where our beliefs come from, and how we make sense of the world? If those are questions you are interested in, then the Christianity and popular culture major is for you.

Program Options

You’ll take core courses in theology, philosophy, English, history, art, communication, linguistics, social work, and engineering. You’ll choose additional elective courses from a variety of majors.

You’ll have three ways to complete this major:

  • A 12–15 credit, semester-long internship in a student’s area of interest in consultation with faculty
  • A second major or a minor from one of the following areas: philosophy, English, theology, history, art, digital media production, environmental studies, theatre arts, language studies, psychology, political science, music, or business
  • Choosing from a list of elective courses

You can also choose to do the seven-course minor in Christianity and popular culture.


Engage yourself in classes and get involved through your semester-long internship. Our faculty will teach you to:

  • Think critically
  • Find creative and constructive solutions to problems
  • Work in groups with people who have different expertise than your own
  • Engage issues related to cultural diversity and globalization
  • Express ideas creatively and clearly in both speech and writing
  • Develop ethical thinking

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Dr. Mark Tazelaar

Dr. Mark Tazelaar
Professor of Philosophy
Department Chair

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