E312 | 9277 | Girshick

This course is an introduction to the variety of religious beliefs and
practices in sub-Saharan Africa. It will examine important themes that are
common to all indigenous African religions and their descendents in the
New World. The focus will be on how religion is interwoven with social,
political and economic aspects of life and is expressed in myth, ritual
and art.

Course requirements include: 4 short essays based on class readings,
one research paper and a final exam.