HIST 410 (01) - Historic Survey of American Civilization

Surv/American Religious Hist

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 15212
Topical survey, within broad chronological divisions, of the development of American civilization since 1600. Students may take the course up to two times as long as the topic for the two courses is different. Writing intensive. Course meets the History major requirement for Group 1.
Section Comments: Full Title: Road Trip Through American Religious History
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): HIST 401, HIST 410H, HIST 504, HIST 510
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Ian Wilson

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm HORT 304
Additional Course Details: 

HIST 410:  Road Trip through American Religious History 

This course is an introduction to the religious history of America. In it we will map the many sacred beliefs and practices of the ever-changing American people all the way from pre-European contact through to 21st century faith. Along this highway of religious beliefs we will make pit stops in some of the most fascinating and important historical periods and events. You’ll learn about Puritan New England in Colonial America and explore their errand into the wilderness. We’ll discover the rich history of African religion as it was forced across the Atlantic, how it changed in response to European and Native American beliefs and in turn changed them. We will even make some detours through the strange but beautiful countryside of magic, science, and cults. Buckle up as we tour through American Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues; pick up Witches, Shakers, and Spiritualists; and wave at Mormons, Christian Scientists, and Televangelists.