AMST 225
Religions of North America
Last Offered Spring 2009
Division II
Cross-listed AMST 225 / REL 225
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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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.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 15
Class#: 3609
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will consist of several short response papers, thoughtful interaction, a midterm, and a 10-page final paper
Prerequisites: none; open to all
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AMST 225 Division II REL 225 Division II
Attributes: REL North American Religions Courses

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