RELG 350

Religion and U.S. Law

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. An examination of the issues that are produced by religious and state interests in the United States from the colonial period to the present. The course will focus on understanding the history of colonial and post-colonial views of religion and government, the process that led to the constitutional separation of religion and government, and the history of interpretations of this constitutional doctrine by the U.S. Supreme Court. Offered alternate years. III.W, V.7