REL 225 Fall 2013 Religions of North America

Cross Listed as AMST225
Scholars have written much about the history of religion in North America, but the effort has been fraught with many oversights. Recent scholarship has begun to take account of the fact that most religions in North America either did not emerge from European sources, or have existed long before the arrival of Europeans. Indeed, many religions have grown out of the American soil during the past several centuries-what some would call the product of religious "cross-fertilization," and what others would deem as religious and cultural thievery, i.e. colonialism. This course follows a modified historical trajectory, one that strives to allow the voices of forgotten "others" to speak, bringing questions of colonialism, identity, and the importance of religious community to the forefront.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will consist of several short response papers, thoughtful interaction, a midterm, and a 10-page final paper
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Prerequisites: none; open to all
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: AMST Space and Place Electives, REL North American Religions Courses
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 15
Class Number: 1650
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER
REL225-01(F) LEC Religions of North America Division 2: Social Studies Glenn W. Shuck
TF 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Hollander 040 1650
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