HIST 410 (01) - Historic Survey of American Civilization

Hist Surv/ Amer Religious Hist

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 54377
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: History Survey/Road Trip through American Religious History
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): HIST 410H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Ian Wilson

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 TR 5:10pm - 6:30pm HORT 201
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HIST 410

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.