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Religious Studies 3400

Religion in the American West

Instructor: Tammy Heise
Delivery Method: Traditional In-Person
Times: TR 1:20p - 2:35p

This course explores the history of religion in the American West - espiecally religion's role in the formation of the U.S empire through the nation's westward expansion. The boundaries of "the West' have shifted over time, but this region has long been central to American national identity and purpose. We will examine mythologies of the West as 'virgin' wilderness, 'savage' frontier, and 'heavenly' sanctuary that reflected and shaped (and continuest o shape) American hopes and fears for individual settlers and for their settler nation.

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