“Religious History of the U.S. from the Earliest European Settlements to the Present”Feb. 22, 2011, 11:00 AM
Watch videos of Carole Bucy, professor of history at Volunteer State Community College, teaching classes on “Religious History of the U.S. from the Earliest European Settlements to the Present” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Diversity has long been one of the defining characteristics of the United States. This class explores the religious history of the United States from the earliest European settlements to the present. Beginning with the first English settlements, Carole Bucy will examine the development and expansion of America’s religious traditions as well as the flowering of the religious diversity in this country. Religious awakenings, religious persecution, and the interpretation of the principle of the separation of church and state will be included in this course.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt supports lifelong learning. It is an organization that provides adults with educational programs, stimulating tours and trips, and a variety of social events. The program reflects the high academic standards espoused by the university on all levels. By offering non-credit courses, students benefit from the stimulus of lectures and discussions in an informal and relaxed environment. The student body is a cohesive group that projects a true sense of community, always welcoming new members.
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