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HIST 4452 Women and Religion in America (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Religion has been a force for both repression and liberation in American women's lives. In this course we will explore the impact religions and religious ideas have had on women, the influence women have had on religion, and the way religion has functioned in women's lives. Themes we will cover include women in reform (from temperance, antislavery, western missions, opposition to war, and the civil rights movement), fundamentalism and the New Right, and racial, class, and ethnic diversity in religious experience, and religious expression in literature and music.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Cynthia Lynn Lyerly

Prerequisites: History Core.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17