This fall, one of my courses (as I pointed out below), is “U.S. Religious History,” which I sometimes refer to as “Religion in American History.” This is one of my favorite courses, and I’ve seen really great results come from the course. Students usually find themselves challenged, but I know the material sticks with them. (For instance, my students always find out who the Niebuhr brothers were. Oh, that’s H. Richard and Reinhold, in case you were wondering.)
I had a chance to reflect on my teaching content and methods this month over at the Religion in American History Blog. (hint: follow the link!)
Maybe you’ll want to pick up some of the books I mention. And maybe you’ll just have to encourage someone you know to come to Northwestern and take the course from me!