RELI 634: Topics in American Religion

RELI 634-001: Topics in American Religion
(Spring 2023)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Aquia Building 346

Section Information for Spring 2023

RELI 634 - 001: Topics in American Religion

This course will explore how European thought since 1492 began to construe, theorize, and theologize about who and what were the Indigenous peoples of the Americas, namely as "Indians." In turn, this course will also explore how the encounter with Indigenous peoples of the Americas precipitated modern, comparative, and critical understandings of "religion." Finally, this course will examine how the study of key concepts deemed to be definitive of Indigenous religions (e.g., animism, totemism, shamanism, etc.) has played a unique role in modern theories of religion.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines key issues related to religion in North America and the United States. Topics may include evangelicalism/revivalism; religion and the American founding; religious conversion; the intersection of religion and race; new religious movements; religion and immigration. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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