RELA 3000

Course Name: 
Women and Religion in Africa
Units: 
3

This seminar examines women’s religious activities, traditions and spirituality in a number of different African contexts.  Drawing on ethnographic, historical, literary, and religious studies scholarship, we will explore a variety of themes and debates that have emerged in the study of gender and religion in Africa.  Topics will include gendered images of sacred power; the construction of gender through ritual; sexuality and fertility; and women’s agency in indigenous religious movements, Muslim communities and Christian congregations in Africa.
 

Instructor: 
Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton
Special NOTE: 
Combined with AAS 3000