Participants in this survey course will examine religion in the USA from historical and socio-cultural perspectives. Our most persistent questions will be, “What is religion?” and “What is America?” We shall explore the contours of American culture and society as a setting in which various religions are imagined, established, nurtured, hindered, altered, valued, ignored, and/or abandoned. This course will include lectures, assigned readings, class discussions, student panels, and films/videos.
This syllabus was created for the Young Scholars in American Religion program.
D. Keith NaylorAuthor
Private College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Intro, Undergraduate Course Class Type
1993 Date Published
Religious Studies, American Studies Discipline
General Comparative Traditions Religous Tradition
Pluralism/Secularism/Culture Wars, Nationalism/War/Civil Religion Topics