Prof. Michael Coughlin ProfileThursdays 1:15-3:15pm
Church and the World
This survey course aims to introduce students to the history of the Catholic Church in the United States. It will provide a context for better understanding the mission and ministry of the particular church in the United States and the unique circumstances in which it has grown since its beginning. From the founding of Maryland in 1634 through the present day, Catholics have played a pivotal role in American life. Through an examination of the historical narrative, including its key periods, movements, and figures, students will come to a deeper understanding of the history of the Catholic Church in the United States and, through it, a deeper understanding of their roles as future priests and ministers in the nation.