Black Studies 210 - Christianity & Islam

Christianity & Islam

Olufemi Vaughan

M/W | 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Amherst College
Fayerweather Hall Room 115
HIST-210-01-2223S, RELI-220-01-2223S

(Offered as BLST 210 [A] HIST 210 [AF] and RELI 220) The course will examine the central role of Christianity and Islam in pre-colonial, colonial, and postcolonial African societies. Focusing on case studies from West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, and Southern Africa, course lectures will explore the following issues in African religious, social, and political history: Christianity, Islam, and African indigenous belief systems; Muslim reformist movements in West African societies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; mission Christianity and African societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; Christianity, Islam, and colonialism in Africa; Christianity, Islam, and politics in postcolonial African states.

Limited to 25. Spring semester. Professor Vaughan.

How to handle overenrollment: BLST, HIST and RELI majors

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: classroom discussions, debates, and intense reading.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.