History 4790: American Religions
Religion in America is a complex and vibrant phenomenon that influences every aspect of American life and culture. This advanced undergraduate course examines the major religious traditions of the United States and how they have shaped American society and culture. It assumes that religion, like all human expressions, changes over time. As this course fulfills the Diversity Requirement, it will pay particular attention how religions are shaped by--and in turn shape--categories of race, gender, and ethnicity. The course will include guest lectures, examples of sacred music, and representations of religions on film.