AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 004 Gods and Cities in Africa
Term: FA 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.

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AAS 103 - First Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
P
18502
Open
4
3MCSP Y1
1Y1
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
27212
Open
1
1Y1
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
28728
Open
1
1Y1
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
P
28726
Open
3
2MCSP Y1
1Y1
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (SEM)
P
28731
Open
12
12Y1
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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Coursepack Location:
CTools
Note:
The coursepack will be in the form of articles that can be downloaded from CTools. Students are required to print out all readings and bring to class.
ISBN: 140512105X
The anthropology of religion : an introduction, Author: Fiona Bowie., Publisher: Blackwell Pub. 2nd ed. 2006
Required
ISBN: 0226816311
Writing College Papers., Author: Kate L. Turabian., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 4th ed. 2010
Required
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