Religion in

REL 351.001
Asian Religions in American

The Old Temple of the Vedanta Society of Northern California in San Francisco California (built in 1908).

Dr. Michael Altman

Office: 205 Manly Hall
Office Phone: (205) 348-7223
Office Hours: M 10-11 am
Course: T 3:30-5:50
Location: 210 Manly Hall

About Online Readings

Some of the course's online readings are placed in a "secure" folder; you can only access these PDF files (Portable Document Format, that can be opened with the free Adobe Reader) by clicking each link and then entering the username/password given to you in class.

If you have difficulty accessing these readings, contact the instructor by email.




This Core Writing course introduces the history & development of Asian religions in American culture, examining immigration, US-born converts, and the ways Asian religions are represented & imagined in American culture. W ASST


Fall 2016 (PDF)

Books (required)

Tweed, Thomas
Asian Religions in America: A Documented History
Oxford University Press, 1998
ISBN: 019511339X


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