African Studies | Occultism in Africa
L202 | 29551 | Adu-Amankwah, David
This course examines the concept of the occult, identifying some of
the major forms it takes among Africans in the region of Sub-Saharan
Africa, and exploring its power and influence within the selected
region. At the end of the course students will have a clear
intellectual understanding of occult practice in Africa and the
major role it plays in the traditional society.
For the purposes of this course, the student must be willing to set
aside all his or her preconceptions about paranormal claims. The
goal of the course is not to persuade the student to believe or
disbelieve any particular proposition, and he or she must be willing
to examine all paranormal questions objectively.