Race, Religion, and Democracy

REL-C 300 — Fall 2020 — Themester

Days and Times
Mon/Wed, 1:00–2:15 p.m.
Course Description

This course thinks about U.S. society as a simultaneous racial and religious formation. Special attention will be given to “Whiteness” as the crux of American society and as operating as a form of religion-like belief with such ideals as democracy, freedom, citizenship, and equality before the law as its complicated, secular grammar. We will also engage artists, writers, and poets to get at alternative understandings of “America,” “religion,” and “democracy” beyond the racial imagination’s grip.

Instructor: Dr. J. Kameron Carter