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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

REL 14 Introduction to African Religions

This course introduces the study of Indigenous African Religions, their cosmologies, histories, ritual structures, and their relationships to other aspects of African cultures.  Of particular importance will be ideas of gendered spiritual power, the spread of African-inspired religions to the Americas, and the nature of orally transmitted religious traditions.  Conversion to Islam and Christianity and reconversion from these religions will also be studied.  Finally, we examine the role of African religions in post-colonial African societies and the impact of globalization. Open to all.



Cross Listed Courses

AAAS 18.03

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:TMV; WCult:NW

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.