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Christianities in the Colonized Americas
TH 1:30pm - 3:20pm
This seminar will primarily be a reading course that examines recent works representing new methodological and topical approaches treating the intersection of religion with social, cultural, gender, ethnic, and racial spheres in North and South America from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Historiography will survey contact, colonization, and revolutionary periods, and Native, Euramerican, and Black experiences.
Survey-level courses in colonial America desirable, but not required.
Course requirements: Regular class attendance and participation and daily responses to readings. Each student will lead part of one class, considering the required common reading for that day, and posing questions for discussion; also, students will be asked to provide short presentations on special readings (available via classes V2) on a rotating basis, relating them to the common reading. Students will write a 20-page (5,000 word) historiographical or research paper reviewing literature and interpretation of a topic in Atlantic religion
Class participation (20%), paper (40%), one-week as class facilitator (20%), special in-class reports (20%)