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From the Moral Majority to the Rise of the "Nones"

Listed in: American Studies, as AMST-202

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Faculty

Ray A. Suarez (Section 01)

Description

Since the earliest years of nationhood, the United States has debated the role of religion in civic life. In the post-World War II era the U.S. stood alone among wealthy industrialized democracies in its levels of religious belief, and the frank and overt religious themes sounded in campaigns and civic discourse. The early decades of the new century have seen a sudden and rapid increase in the percentage of Americans who say they have no religious or congregational affiliation, who reply “none” when asked for a faith affiliation. This course will look at the reasons for the change, and how it is transforming U.S. politics, religion and culture.

Prior study in American history is recommended. Fall and spring semesters. Visiting Professor Suarez.

Keywords

Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Research, Attention to Writing

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018