This course offers a broad introduction to American religious history from the 1600s to today. As we travel together from the early colonial period to the present, our course will consider four
important themes in the history of religion in the United States. By the semester’s end, students will be able to describe and analyze important aspects such as church and state, race and religion, and the challenges of pluralism, as well as have a solid understanding of the historical development of American religious cultures.
This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.
Elizabeth L. JemisonAuthor
Public College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Undergraduate Course Class Type
2017 Date Published
Religious Studies, History Discipline
General Comparative Traditions Religous Tradition
Immigration/Refugees, Politics/Law/Government, Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars, Race/Ethnicity Topics