Engaging

Thomas Jefferson, the First Amendment and Religion

School: 
College of Arts & Sciences
CLAS Course: 
Religious Studies
Course #: 
RELG 2559
Section: 
2
Instructor: 
Isaac May
Credits: 
3
Days of the Week: 
MTWRF
Notes: 
This course examines the history, law and political philosophy behind the idea of religious liberty. It will particularly focus on the views of Thomas Jefferson and the nation’s founders on the relationship of religion to the state. Students will engage in research using historical documents and have the chance to take trips to local historical sites. Through the course content students will develop a deeper understanding of the early Republic, the U.S. Constitution and the role of religion in American history.
Session: 
Session III
Course Dates: 
July 10 to August 4
Course Times: 
10:30 am to 12:45 pm