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Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

James K. Wellman
RELIG 590
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty. Course content varies.

Class description

We will explore the sources of American enthusiastic religion, evangelical, holiness and pentecostal. We will identify their ethnic backgrounds, social contexts and analyze approaches to these religions in the study of religious experience. Finally, we will evaluate the social and psychological effects of these forms of religion on individuals, groups and social systems as they effect America and now, the globe.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Some faculty lecture but mostly group discussion and student led discussions. >

Recommended preparation

Read John Corrigan's Religion in America. >

Class assignments and grading

One ten to twelve page paper on the book that you present in your assigned week.

Participation in the seminar; the presentation of your book and paper.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Loryn Hazan Paxton
Date: 02/11/2003