American Studies | Colloquium in AMST: Evangelical America
G620 | 11164 | Brown
Meets with REL-C330/R532
From the Great Awakening to the presidency of George W. Bush,
evangelicalism played a critical role in shaping American cultural
and political institutions and practices. Who are
evangelicals? What do they believe, and how do they behave? Should
non-evangelicals be worried about them? This course explores the
causes, nature, and implications of evangelical influence through the
lenses of history, literature, and religious and cultural studies.
Assignments and classroom activities incorporate a wide variety of
cultural artifacts, including fiction, poetry, autobiography, music,
television, film, ethnography, and food. The course will develop
skills in critical thinking, written and oral communication, and
analysis of primary and secondary documents.