Religion and Society in Nigeria: Seminar





HDS 3704

Religion is pivotal to the understanding of the history, culture, and politics of Nigeria's nation-state. The seminar examines the historical development of religion in Nigeria and explores its intersection with ethnic identity, culture, and society in pre-colonial, colonial, and contemporary periods. The course provides an understanding of various cultural traditions, historical events, and social forces that have shaped - and continue to shape - Nigeria's religious experiences and expression. The course will explore many topical issues, such as indigenous religious culture, Christian and Muslim identities, Islam, Christianity, and the state, civil religion; Muslim-Christian relations; religion and law; civil society and democratization, as well as many important interpretations of religion and politics in present-day Nigeria.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as AAAS 192x


0.50 credits
Spring 2011
Thurs 4pm-6pm
FAS Barker Center Room 230 (Locke)

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
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • African Religions
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development
Language Course Designation(s) None