I was happy to learn that Amherst College was incorporating my edited volume, Early Evangelicalism: A Reader, into a spring 2014 course on "Evangelical Christianity"(the syllabus can be found here). From what I hear, the students in this class are finding Early Evangelicalism: A Reader to be very helpful in facilitating discussion on the roots of this movement.
Andrew Dole and David Wills have designed what appears to be an excellent course on evangelicalism. Here is the description:
Evangelical Christianity, or evangelicalism, eludes precise definition.
As most commonly used, the term refers to a sector of Protestant
Christianity whose historical provenance runs from the eighteenth
century to the present day. Originating in Europe and North America but
now a global phenomenon, evangelicalism in the United States has enjoyed
periods of pervasive influence and times of cultural
marginality--recovering in the late twentieth century a mainstream
status it had seemingly lost. This course is concerned with the history
and shifting nature of evangelicalism. Sometimes regarded as a
monolithic movement adhering to a fixed set of traditional Christian
doctrines and practices, evangelicalism has been throughout its history
innovative, changing, and internally diverse. Sometimes seen as
politically reactionary, evangelicalism has at times promoted
recognizably progressive reforms. Sometimes seen as serving an
ethnically and racially narrow constituency, evangelicalism has also
shown a marked capacity to cross ethnic and racial boundaries. How are
these seemingly contradictory patterns (or perceptions) to be
understood? Over the course of the semester we will explore questions
such as: How have evangelicals themselves attempted to define
the"mainstream" culture in the various environments they have entered?
How has evangelicalism handled racial and ethnic difference? How have
evangelicals understood their place in the history of the world and of
the Christian tradition?
For those of you teaching courses on evangelicalism or a related subject, I hope that you will consider using Early Evangelicalism: A Reader as one of the required texts.