AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 006 Gods and Cities in Africa
Term: WN 2012
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). May not be included in a concentration plan.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Two forces are increasingly at work in shaping the modern world: urbanization and religiosity. This is especially true on the African continent where the post-independence state has been characterized by great migrations towards urban centers and where religion has offered compelling narratives of modernity. In this class, we will explore how the religious practices of city residents are shaping African cities and how the contingencies of urban living are influencing both long-standing religious traditions and newly emerging religions. As our explorations take us across the African continent and through the African Diaspora, we will come into contact with African and African-derived belief systems (such as Yoruba Orisha devotion and Haitian Vodou) as well as African Islam and Christianity.

Required Texts: A course reader with the required readings will be available for purchase at Accu-Copy (518 East William St., 769-8338). Readings will also be posted on CTools.

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AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
P
26164
Open
5
5Y1
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
29072
Open
13
13Y1
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
29073
Open
2
4Y1
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
33248
Open
13
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Accu-Copy. 518 East William St., 734-769-8338.
Note:
The readings are available for purchase as a coursepack. They can also be downloaded from CTools.
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