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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2005

GOV 370K • Black Church in the African American Political Experience

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36480 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
BUR 130

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Upper-division standing required.

The purpose of this course is to examine the political role of the Black church in the African American experience. Through the examination of the historical literature on the Black church, this course will critically analyze how the church, its leaders and members have used it to achieve the political goals of African Americans. Beginning with the introduction of Africans to America, this course will examine how the church has been integral in the development of African American political behavior.

Grading Policy



Pinn, Anne H. and Anthony B. Pinn. 2002. Fortress Introduction to Black Church History. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press. Raboteau, Albert J. 2001. Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Sernett, Milton C., ed. 1999. African American Religious History: A Documentary Witness. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Course Packet


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