Religious Studies | Religion in the United States, 1850–Present
C302 | 28602 | S. Johnson


This course examines American religious history from the mid-1800s to the twenty-first
century. The class includes attention to major themes that range from revivalism, slavery, and
migrations to film, gender and sexuality, race, the marketplace of culture, the Christian Right,
and the global War on Terror. The course is designed to equip students with a broad narrative
understanding of how religion in America has changed over the past 160 years. Students will
develop skill in reading primary sources and in engaging historical and theoretical studies of
American religious history. Exams combine essays (blue-book) with multiple choice. The
format is lecture with discussion sections. Students write one research paper.