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2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TH 4180 - Religion in America

This course surveys the history of religious life in America. It is designed to give students an introduction to a variety of themes, issues, events, and religious perspectives which have shaped the consciousness of the American people. This course introduces students to topics including Native American religious traditions, Puritanism, the “Great Awakenings,” Mormonism, Protestant/Catholic relations, Judaism, charismatic and holiness traditions, women in religion, slave religion, Christian fundamentalism, and the Nation of Islam. It also deals with themes such as the separation of church and state, the role of revivalism in the construction of religious identity, pluralism, and questions relating to competing narratives of “The American Religious Tradition.”

Prerequisite: TH 1000 , TH 1020 , TH 1050  or TH 2000 .