This will be an intensive course taught prior to the first day of Fall 2010 courses. Students taking this intensive course will put it on their FALL PERMISSION TO REGISTER FORMS. The teaching schedule for TT839 is as follows (totaling 7 days/6 hours per day). Monday, August 23 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - Tuesday, August 24 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - Wednesday, August 25 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - Thursday, August 26 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - Friday, August 27 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - Monday, August 30 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - Tuesday, August 31 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm - COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explores a variety of experiences and expressions of race in American Christianity, past and present. Using both comparative and narrative modes of understanding, we will look at how race and religion have interacted across both time and space, comparing the Anglo-American and African American jeremiad traditions; tracing the racial story of American Pentecostalism from African American Los Angeles in 1906 to Latino Texas in 2006; and putting antebellum sorrow songs in conversation with both contemporary hip-hop and the praise songs of Korean American evangelical college students. Our texts will include autobiography, blogs, essays, fiction, history, journalism, movies, music, poll data, sermons, visual art, and YouTube, as well as our own experiences of visiting a racially different Christian community.
[ 4 cr.]
Offered: Either sem.