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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

REL 74.17 Islam in Africa

This course aims to introduce students to the formation of Islam in the Maghrib, Saharan Africa, and Africa south of the desert. Assignments will address continuities with and differences from the practices of Muslims in other parts of the world while emphasizing the central role the religion has played in the unfolding of history in various parts of Africa. Topics covered will include conversion, popular religion and mysticism, cultural formations, and social organization. Open to all classes.

Cross Listed Courses


Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:SOC; WCult:CI

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