Introduction to Religion in America

R160 — Spring 2022

Days and Times
MW 5:20PM - 7:50PM (second eight weeks)
Course Description

What do we mean when we say religion? How do we define ‘America’? Is there a thing that is ‘American Religion’? This course considers these questions by looking at and thinking with all sorts of objects, people, texts, and sounds that speak in a variety of ways to the above questions. Our aim is to think collectively about how loaded concepts like ‘religion’ and ‘America’ have been discussed and defined over the last several centuries; and how those debates continue to shape contemporary understandings of what it means to be ‘religious’ and ‘American.’ We will be thinking, talking, and writing; class assignments will reflect those activities. 

Credits: GenEd A&H, CASE A&H, CASE DUS