Fall 2008 not offered
|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
This course will explore the religious diversity of New York City--the promised city for many new Americans from throughout the world. It will focus, in large part, on the role of religion in defining the identities of New York's immigrant and transnational communities by examining how religion shapes the incorporation of immigrants into American society while also helping some maintain enduring connections to their homelands. By focusing on the bewildering diversity of a single city, the course will also raise a fundamental theoretical and political question: How can a number of different communities living in their own sociocultural worlds negotiate a shared urban space and shared public sphere?
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(RELI)
Kenneth Guest, GOD IN CHINATOWN
Robert Orsi, THE MADONNA OF 115TH STREET
Robert Orsi, GODS OF THE CITY: RELIGION AND THE AMERICAN URBAN LANDSCAPE
Moses Rischin, THE PROMISED CITY
|Examination and Assignments: |
A series of papers and/or exams on the course readings.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Thematic Approaches" requirement for the Religion Department major.