Jul 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

REL 295-01 - Special Topic: Race and Religion in the U.S.

4 credits (Spring)
This course studies the complex relation between race and religion, particularly in the United States. The first half of the course explores the construction of racial categories-especially white and black-in the context of the Atlantic slave trade and colonial America. We then will narrow our attention to African-American religions in the US to explore how religion has served as both a tool of oppression and a resource for resistance against white supremacy.

Prerequisite: REL 101 REL 102 REL 103 REL 104 REL 105 , or second-year standing.
Instructor: Roberts