Religious Studies | Religion and American Culture
R160 | 9642 | C. Brown

How does religion influence American culture, and how does American culture shape religion?
We will answer this question by reading and discussing novels, correspondence, laws,
autobiographies, and ethnographies; by viewing movies, television, art, and cartoons; by
listening to music; and even by eating food! The goal of this course is to provide an engaging,
accessible introduction to how religion and American culture have intertwined, both
historically and in the present, while developing skills in critical thinking, written and oral
communication, and analysis of documents that will help students to prepare for advanced
undergraduate and graduate courses and for careers in a variety of professions, including
business, law, medicine, and education.