Hist Surv/ Amer Religious Hist
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/25/2022||5/9/2022||TR||5:10pm - 6:30pm||HORT 201|
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. We won’t be able to pick up everyone and see everything, but after this class, you’ll at least be familiar with the map.