Christianities in the Colonized Americas

REL733
Fall 2016
TH 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Area: 
Area III
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

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. 

Background Expected: 

Survey-level courses in colonial America desirable, but not required.

Course Requirements: 

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

Basis of Evaluation: 

Class participation (20%), paper (40%), one-week as class facilitator (20%), special in-class reports (20%)