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Course Info for RELG - 265 - 01, Fall 2021
Class number: 3278 Title: Religion and American Politics Department: Religious Studies
Career: Undergraduate Component: Lecture Session: Regular
Instructor's Permission Required: No Grading Basis: Regular Units: 1.00
Enrollment limited to 39 Current enrollment: 6 Available seats: 33
Start date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 End date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Mode of Instruction: In Person
Schedule: MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM, 71VS - SEM Instructor(s): Silk, Mark
Prerequisite(s): None
Distribution Requirement: Meets Humanities Requirement
Course Description:
Since the earliest days of the American republic, religion has played a significant role in the country’s politics. This course will trace that role, beginning with the Constitution’s proscription of religious tests for office to the current “God Gap” between the Democratic and Republican parties. Subjects to be covered include ethno-religious voting patterns, social movements, American civil religion, and religion in wartime.