RelinAmSyllabus Su10 - San Jos State University Humanities...

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San José State University Humanities Department Religious Studies/Humanities 191 Religion in America Section 2, Summer 2010 Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Rycenga Office Location: Clark 414N Telephone: 408-924-1367 (office) 650-440-0063 (cell, for emergencies) Email: jrycenga@earthlink.net Office Hours: by appointment; generally available in the afternoons this month; happy to meet with you over lunch after class! Class Days/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 am - 1:10 pm Classroom: Clark 324 Prerequisites: Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at a CCC or a CSU in Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or corequisite in a 100W course is required. Courses taken to meet "R," "S" and "V" must be taken from three different departments or distinct academic units. GE/SJSU Studies Category: Area "S" - Self, Society and Equality in the United States Course Description From the bountiful religious insights of Native Americans, to the dreams of religious freedom developed by many newcomers to these shores, this course will examine how religions in America have blossomed, migrated, transformed, and developed -- both in conjunction and in struggle with each other. By studying the religious conflicts and hopes of the peoples of this continent, we will develop critical methodologies for reading and evaluating spiritual and historical ideas, movements and writings. The course will focus on American religious creativity and diversity, with special interest in the interactions of different religions under conditions of cultural adaptation, immigration, oppression, and political-economic circumstances. The syllabus blends chronological history with experiential voices and thematic explorations. Catalog Description: History of social and intellectual influence of religious groups, stressing their African- Asian-, European-, Latin- and Native-American roots. Highlights contact between groups, immigration, religious diversity and syncretism. RELS/HUM 191 Religion in America, Summer 2010 Page 1 of 11
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Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives Some bureaucratically-minded folks are convinced that upper-division college classes should be as tightly regulated as elementary school lesson plans. Your professor disagrees with their policies, and is not afraid to say so publicly. However, to fulfill the letter of the law (while scorning its spirit), I provide herewith the list of overly generalized learning objectives, and which assignments will form the basis of my assessment of your learning. Do be aware, though, that the real assessment - the grade you earn - is based on every assignment, and classroom participation, not just a few discrete events as described below. I regret having to waste space and time telling you this, but so goes the law. GE/SJSU Studies Learning Outcomes
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