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HIST0228

Religion in America

Religion in America
America often has been defined paradoxically as both the "most religious" and "least religious" of nations. This course, a historical survey of American religious life, will trace the unique story of American religion from colonial times to the present. Guiding our exploration will be the ideas of "contact," "conflict," and "combination." Along the way, we will examine the varieties of religious experiences and traditions that have shaped and been shaped by American culture such as, Native American traditions, Puritan life and thought, evangelicalism, immigration, African-American religious experience, women's movements, and the on-going challenges of religious diversity. Readings include sermons, essays, diaries and fiction, as well as secondary source material. 2 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
HIS NOR PHL
Equivalent Courses:
AMST0170
RELI0170 *
AMCV0170
HIST0170

Sections

Fall 2013

HIST0228A-F13 Lecture (Rochford)
HIST0228Y-F13 Discussion (Rochford)
HIST0228Z-F13 Discussion (Rochford)

Fall 2012

HIST0228A-F12 Lecture (Rochford)
HIST0228Y-F12 Discussion (Rochford)
HIST0228Z-F12 Discussion (Rochford)

Fall 2011

HIST0228A-F11 Lecture (Rochford)
HIST0228Y-F11 Discussion (Rochford)
HIST0228Z-F11 Discussion (Rochford)