Anthropology | African Religions
E312 | 0387 | Girshick

Meets first 8 weeks only

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: one term paper, a take home final exam
and a group class presentation.