Honors | African Religions, Old World and New (ANTH)
E312 | 31139 | Paula 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, themes such as myth and cosmos,
ancestors and ethics, gender and spirit possession, and the problem
of evil. 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.
Requirements: group presentation with short individual paper, video
log with commentary, and take-home final exam. Honors students will
be required to write a research paper.