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Mary Kay Schueneman

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

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Professor Cavazos teaches courses in African American Religion and US Religion and Culture. Her research interests include the intersections of race, gender and sexuality in religious expression and practice. Professor Cavazos' current research focuses on the vision and practice of Christian missionary service among 20th century African American women as a vehicle for race reform activism.

 

 

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RELI 0272 - African Amer Religious History      

African American Religious History AR
This course offers an introduction to African American religious experiences in the United States. We will look at religious practices "imported" from Africa, slave religion, the growth of independent black denominations, the Back to Africa movement, black “new religious movements” (such as Garveyism and the Nation of Islam), and the religious dimensions of the Civil Rights Movement. As we explore the influence of forced immigration, slavery, gender, segregation and freedom movements on the shape of African Americans' religious experiences, three questions will inform our discussion. What is "African" about African American religions? As a group excluded from many of the freedoms of American society, what is "American" in African American religious experiences? How are notions of religion and religious practice nuanced when applied to these particular cultural contexts? 3 hrs. lect.

HIS NOR PHL

Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2013

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RELI 0310 - Issue in Mod Religious Thought      

American Religion and Mass Media
Are mass media “tools of Satan” that will corrupt morals? Are they part of the divine plan to cultivate a moral community? Focusing on the 20th century, we will explore the interplay of religious individuals and groups and developing media technologies. What were the historical contexts evoking varied responses and uses of print and electronic media? Does the consumption of religious media privatize religion, or does it require new ways of envisioning community? In discussing these and other questions we will discover the ways in which American religion was shaped by media and how media was shaped by religion.

PHL

Spring 2010, Winter 2011

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RELI 0370 / AMST 0370 - Seminar in American Religion      

Seminar in American Religion: AR, WT
Topic is determined by the instructor - refer to section for the course description.

Fall 2010

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RELI 0390 / WAGS 0390 - Seminar in Religious Ethics      

Seminar in Religious Ethics: ET, WT
Topic is determined by the instructor - refer to section for the course description.

HIS NOR PHL

Spring 2012, Spring 2014

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RELI 0500 - Independent Research      

Independent Research
(Approval Required)

Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014

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RELI 0601 - Senior Project in Religion      

Senior Project
(Approval Required)

Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011

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RELI 0700 - Senior Project in Religion      

Senior Project
(Approval Required)

Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014

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RELI 0701 - Senior Thesis in Religion      

Senior Research for Honors Candidates
Approval required

Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014

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