As a Communication B course the class is designed as a writing intensive course, which follows the standard UW rules and requirements for such classes. The class also allows for more frequent oral participation and presentation.
In the first half of the semester, the course focuses on a variety of genres common in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (i.e., God, prayer, priests and prophets, monastic life, and secularization). In the second half of it, the history of religion in the US will serve as our template, and we will explore a number of genres that have been reshaped by the particular American experience (i.e. myth, ritual, religious liberty, ethics, and religious pluralism).