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James K. Wellman
RELIG 254
Seattle Campus

American Religions

Seeks to understand religious diversity in the American context and the varieties of religions in the American historical horizon including religious minorities, American Protestants, public religious expressions, and new American religions.

Class description

An approach to religion(s) within American culture. The history of religion(s) in America, the early centuries and the contemporary period, looking at how religious market of American culture has changed over time. We also look at home grown religions in America, as well as the more recent debates over public religion and politics in the contemporary period. > > >> > > >> >> > > > > > > Basis on which Grades are Assigned: > > > > > >

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

> > Lectures and discussions.

Recommended preparation

General interest in the topic of religion(s) in American culture.

Class assignments and grading

A mid-term and final exam along with handful of small writing assignments.

Grades will be based on the instructor's evaluation of the writing assignments and exam


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: 10/21/2003