History 4485

American Religion and Politics

Course description:

History 4485, a special topics course on the history of American religion and politics, offers advanced undergraduates an opportunity to analyze trends and developments in American church-state relations from colonial times to the present.  The course gives students an opportunity to practice their analytical and communication skills through class discussions, two essay assignments, and extensive reading of primary and secondary sources. 




HIST 4485 Syllabus



Exam Study Guide


Study Guide for Final Exam (July 1)


Study Guide for Midterm Exam (June 17)




Assignments and Handouts


Guidelines for the Two Essay Assignments (Due June 24 and 29)


Guidelines for the Email Book Summary

(First Summary Due at 12pm on June 9)


Guidelines for Using Footnotes


How to Avoid Inadvertent Plagiarism