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All Course Information - Spring 2024
REL2121 RELIGION IN AMERICA
(In State) 320.31
(Out of State) 1148.70
This course is an introductory survey of religion in the United States, including the religions present before and during the European colonial period - Native American Religions; European Colonial Religions; "Traditional" Christianity (Protestantism, Catholicism, and Eastern Orthodoxy); Slave and African-American Religions; Judaism; Latinx-Hispanic Religions; Recent Immigrant Religions; and/or New American Religions. It draws from textual, archaeological, art-historical and artistic, anthropological, and digital sources to examine the histories, doctrines, and practices of American religious cultures. This course also explores themes shared across American religions. Finally, it highlights the role religion has played in forming, maintaining, and changing the social, economic, and political structures of the United States, especially as they relate to the concept of religious freedom laid out in the U.S. Constitution.
Meeting Dates: 2024-01-08-2024-04-27
Meeting Dates: 2024-03-11-2024-04-27