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Religion and Politics in the United States

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2414

The course is not given as a stand-alone course this academic year, but can be included in the program/course package. For information contact the department.

About the Course

Religion, Christianity in particular, has played and continues to play an important but complex role in American society and politics. While the United States was the first nation that formally separated church and state, religion has nonetheless played a more significant role in American society than it has in, for instance, modern Europe. Throughout the history of the United States, religion and politics has been integrated with question about race, migration, ethnicity, class, and gender. The course deals with these historical processes, as well as with the analysis of contemporary issues. As such, it enables a deeper understanding of the complex political development in the United States, which in turn affects the rest of the world. 

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Tuition Fee

Please contact the department.
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Kristina Svensson +46 31 786 4519


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-08-11