Tuesday, 1:45 PM – 4:44 PM
The class will consist of robust study of primary sources, scholarly works with theoretical, historical, and ethnographic approach, and analyses of representations of Orthodox Christians in social media and popular culture. Guest speakers, such as academics, artists, and community leaders as well as visits to museums and churches and an exploration of the archives at the Kislak Center and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania included.
The course is designed to address the history of racial, religious, and linguistic difference and diversity in America through rigorous discussion and dialogue in the classroom. The course material analyzes examples of dialogue from the 19th to the 21st-century America. The course aims to provide students with opportunities to interact with Orthodox Christians from the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa, and elsewhere, historical and contemporary.