Academic Catalog 2021-22

RLGN 3712 Religion in American History

This course is an exploration of 500 years of American history from pre-Columbian Native American culture and spirituality and its continuing impact today; the Christian-Catholic roots of the American southwest and California of the 15th and 16th century; the Christian-Protestant roots of the Anglo-European migrations of the 17th and 18th century; the role of American Civil Religion and Secularism/Atheism that emerged from the American Revolution, and the diversity of world religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam that exist in the United States today. Students participate in a community-based learning project.


4.00 units

Cross Listed Courses

HIST 3712