AMST 0170

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.
American Studies
Program in American Studies
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
HIST 0170
HIST 0228
RELI 0170 *
AMCV 0170


Fall 2011

AMST0170A-F11 Lecture (Rochford)
AMST0170Y-F11 Discussion (Rochford)
AMST0170Z-F11 Discussion (Rochford)

Fall 2010

AMST0170A-F10 Lecture (Gould)
AMST0170X-F10 Discussion (Gould)
AMST0170Y-F10 Discussion (Gould)
AMST0170Z-F10 Discussion (Gould)

Fall 2009

AMST0170A-F09 Lecture (Schueneman)
AMST0170X-F09 Discussion (Schueneman)
AMST0170Y-F09 Discussion (Schueneman)
AMST0170Z-F09 Discussion (Schueneman)

Fall 2008

AMST0170A-F08 Lecture (Schueneman)
AMST0170B-F08 Lecture (Schueneman)
AMST0170X-F08 Discussion (Schueneman)
AMST0170Y-F08 Discussion (Schueneman)
AMST0170Z-F08 Discussion (Schueneman)

Fall 2007

AMST0170A-F07 Lecture (Davis)
AMST0170X-F07 Discussion (Davis)
AMST0170Y-F07 Discussion (Davis)
AMST0170Z-F07 Discussion (Davis)