Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa





HDS 3698

This course is a comparative and historical survey of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa. It will explore facets of Islam in African history, culture, and society, paying particular attention to Islamic institutions and organizations and the imprints of Islam on verbal and visual arts, religion and cultural identity. We will also focus on topics such as Islam and politics, Muslim-Christian relations, social change, women and gender, and the process of modernization. It will consider the emergence and growth of Islam in the age of identity politics, global Islamism, and religious revivalism.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as AAAS 188


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Spring 2012
Course times to be announced.
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • African and African American Religious Studies
  • Comparative Studies
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • African Religions
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None