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Islam in Africa

HIST 293
Spring 2009 not offered
Course Cluster: African Studies

This lecture course examines the historical, religious, and cultural aspects of the expansion of Islam in Africa. While trade networks extending from north of the Sahara are an undeniable part of the diffusion of Muslim religious practices, this course also examines other factors that facilitated and hindered the spread of Islam in Africa including indigenous religion, gender ideologies, politics, and European colonialism. To see the expansion of Islam in Africa through all these themes and perspectives, this course use primary sources, scholarly texts, and novels covering all regions of the continent.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAY-21-2024
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