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HIST 4469 American Catholic History (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will examine the history of the Roman Catholic church in America from 1492 to the present. Though the territory which became the United States was first settled by Europeans, Catholicism has existed in a largely non-Catholic America. We will examine how the church defined itself in that context, exploring such issues as: the establishment of the organization of the church throughout the country; the role of priests and religious women; immigration and the changing nature of the Catholic population; nativism and anti-Catholicism; and the growth of education as a charitable institution.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): James O'Toole

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 13-Feb-18