AFR 219
Spiritualities of Dissent Spring 2018 Division II; Exploring Diversity Initiative; Cross-listed as REL220 / AFR219
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This course seeks to understand how protest fuels the creation and sustenance of black religious movements and novel spiritual systems in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will examine the dissentive qualities of selected African-descended activists, community workers, scholars, spiritual/religious leaders and creative writers. By the end of this course, students will be able to thoughtfully respond to the questions, “What is spirituality?”; “What is dissent?”; and “Has blackness required resistive spiritual communities?”
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 3302
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, weekly reading responses, a critical book review, and a final paper or project
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Religion majors; Africana Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division II; Exploring Diversity Initiative;
Attributes: REL Africa + African Diaspora Tradition Courses

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