Election! Religion and U.S. Politics

REL 200 - Election! Religion and U.S. Politics

MySlice Info:

Term: Fall 2016
Class #: 27126
Section: M001
Credits: 3

Prof. Megan Goodwin

Counts toward:
HNR Hum, Interdisciplinary, Public Presentation

Course Time(s):
T TH3:30 - 4:50 pm


Course Description:

America is a nation that prides itself on religious diversity but has been deeply shaped by Christianity. Americans claim to support a separation of church and state but also call the United States a Christian nation. In light of the 2016 presidential election, understanding these tensions is crucial. This course examines religious and political issues that will shape the 2016 election while grounding contemporary debates in their historical context. Students analyze speeches, debates, court cases, and visual and popular culture sources as well as scholarly articles to explore how religion and politics shape each other.