Fall 2014

Catholicism in the United States

Listed in: Religion, as RELI-237

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

David W. Wills (Section 01)

Description

This course will survey the historical development and contemporary state of Roman Catholic Christianity in the United States. It will cover such topics as: the early development of Catholicism in the North American colonies of Spain, France, and Britain; the waves of immigration—e.g., Irish and German, eastern European, and Latino—that have successively transformed American Catholicism; changing patterns of Catholic thought and practice, both elite and popular; Catholic social and political movements, e.g. the Catholic Worker Movement; controversies over Catholicism’s place in American politics, from ante-bellum anti-Catholic movements to the present time;  and contemporary American Catholic debates over issues of gender and sexuality. 

Fall semester.  Professor Wills.

Offerings

2017-18: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2014, Fall 2016