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AADS 1114 Intro to African&African Diaspora Religion (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will focus on indigenous traditions of Africa, like those of the Akan, Yoruba, Ndebele, and Fon, as well as related traditions of the Americas like Candomble, Lukumi, and Haitian Vodou with attention to the movement of these traditions through the slave trade and, more recently, through voluntary migration and digital travel. This course will explore topics including: concepts of God and cosmology, ways of knowing, spirit possession, ritual, ceremony, divination, and art, within a religious studies framework that employs phenomenology, anthropology of religion, and other approaches.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Funlayo Wood

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 03-Feb-14