Religion in U.S.

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Religion

Course Number: 
235
Institution: 
Amherst College

An introduction to the historical development and contemporary reality of religion in the United States. The course will survey three phases of historical development: the Atlantic world phase (origins through the American Revolution); the continental phase (from the Constitution to World War I); and the global phase (from World War I to the present). Attention will be given throughout to the changing shape of religious diversity, various (and often mutually opposed) efforts to reform society or forge consensus around religious ideals, and the intersection of religion and the realities of race. Emphasis will also be placed, especially with regard to the “global phase,” on the complex relation of religious movements, ideals, and leaders to the United States’ ever-increasing role as a world power.

Spring semester. Professor Wills.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
RELI-235-01-1213S

Course Sections

Religion in U.S.
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

David Wills

dwwills@amherst.edu

TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM

CHAP 103