NORTH AMERICA CHRISTIANITY SP
|Anno accademico||2019/2020 Programmi anni precedenti|
|Titolo corso in inglese||NORTH AMERICA CHRISTIANITY|
|Codice insegnamento||FM0480 (AF:318554 AR:171238)|
|Modalità||Per la modalità didattica vedi gli orari delle lezioni|
|Crediti formativi universitari||6|
|Livello laurea||Laurea magistrale (DM270)|
|Settore scientifico disciplinare||M-STO/07|
|Spazio Moodle||Link allo spazio del corso|
- to study and discuss the historical phenomena related to North American Christianity in the late modern and contemporary era in a multidisciplinary context;
- to apply historical methodology to the analysis of modern and contemporary Christianity in North American;
- to develop learning skills that are necessary to teaching history, with particular regard to Christianity in North America.
The course aims at the following learning objectives:
- to analyze and interpret primary sources, including written texts, film, photographs, or material culture and to read secondary sources critically and effectively;
- to develop oral and literary competencies as well as research skills through independent and corporate analysis of primary and secondary sources;
- to place contemporary North American Christianity in its historical and cultural context;
- to identify significant people, places, and events in North American Christianity;
- to think critically about the relationship between contemporary Christianity and American identity;
- to carry out innovative research in the history of North American Christianity;
- to communicate and debate developments and problems of the history of Christianity in North America in the late modern and contemporary era.
Class plan is similar to this:
1. Colonialism and Slavery
2. Nativism and Americanism
3. The Temperance Movement and Prohibition
4. Cold War and New Evangelicalism
5. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement
6. Jesus People Movement and the Charismatic Movement
7. Vietnam War and Christian pacifism
8. Birth Control, Anti-abortion Movement, and the New Christian Right
9. Women and LGBT Liberation, the Sex abuse crisis
10. New trends: Vineyard Movement and Toronto Blessing, Latino and new immigrants’ communities
A list of readings for the seminar format will be provided every week on Moodle.
The following activities will be assessed:
- active participation in class discussions;
- a research paper (5-10 pages; 12-font size, 1,5-spaced; the topic is the student’s choice but will be worked out with and approved by the professor. It could be an in-depth analysis of a primary source or a more general historical essay on a specific topic);
- oral exam on the reading list.
The highest grade obtainable is 30/30 with honors.
Class participation 30%
Research Paper 30%
Final Exam 40%
*The main job for a response paper is to make connections between the weekly assigned documents and the more general list of readings, trying to answer to these following questions: what historical insight do they provide? What is the main lesson? How do the sources define American Christianity? What questions do they collectively raise? What debates do they produce? What was the author attempting to convey? When we bring the sources together, what do they tell us as historians? Response papers will be graded on clarity, insight, organization, and how deeply the student analyzes the documents. If an attending student will miss a few classes, he/she should submit a response paper to catch up.
Questo insegnamento tratta argomenti connessi alla macroarea "Cooperazione internazionale" e concorre alla realizzazione dei relativi obiettivi ONU dell'Agenda 2030 per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile