Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Covers the basic features and effects of Native American religious revitalization movements, European backgrounds of Christian denominations, development of different religious groups, church-state relations, the struggle for religious liberty and how they shaped the beliefs, behaviors and institutions of colonial America and the early United States. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 31090

From the Instructor:
The main premise of HST246 is: American [his]story cannot be fully understood without understanding the countrys religious history. Without an overall understanding of religion, we miss out on some of the fundamental motivations of human history and thought, including competing ideas about liberty of conscience, the free exercise of religion and the separation of church and state (i.e., what does the prohibition on government from making any law respecting an establishment of religion mean in practice). o Is it possible to be an educated person without having considered questions of why we are here and what is expected of us? (Neil Postman, Building a Bridge to the 18th Century, p. 172) The major themes of HST246 are religious diversity and religious liberty. Various religions (different denominations of Christianity predominantly) have shaped the beliefs, behaviors and institutions of the United States. All Americans of whatever religion, varying degrees of religious adherence and practice, or no faith at all should learn about this heritage to become better informed citizens.
Course Specific Requirements:
Required Readings Books (2) available at the PCC-Sylvania bookstore 1) Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America (FFPRA) by Frank Lambert 2) Faiths of the Founding Fathers (FFF) by David L. Holmes (2006 edition, or PCC Library e-book)
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
31090 WEB » - 20-Jun-2016 thru 13-Aug-2016
Instructor: John M Shaw
Notes: 8 week online course, June 20 - August 13.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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