This course examines the history and impact of religious belief on American society from the colonial era to the present. Organized as an investigation of major figures,  developments,  episodes,  and junctures in American religious history,  it investigates the nexus between religion and politics,  the relationship between religious faith and the idea of American exceptionalism,  and the dynamic of religious pluralism in American history. 

This is a split-level Undergraduate/Graduate course cross-listed with HIST 6001.