HIST 389: Topics in US. History.

HIST 389-007: Church and State in America
(Fall 2014)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224

Section Information for Fall 2014

Two of the most pressing questions about American religion and its public role are intertwined: how should religions relate to one another, and how should religions relate to the state? In this class you will take up these questions by studying the interactions of Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, and Native American religions with one another and with the federal and state governments. You will investigate how law has regulated the public sphere and the civil square in which religious interactions take place, but also how religious actors have driven those interactions. We will read primary and secondary sources about the American Revolution and disestablishment, moral reform, temperance, and abolition, polygamy the school system, pacifism, civil rights, and political movements, ranging from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth century.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

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