REL 220
Spiritualities of Dissent Spring 2018
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed AFR 219 / REL 220
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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: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 3301
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
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 Preferences: Religion majors; Africana Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AFR 219 Division II REL 220 Division II
Attributes: REL Africa + African Diaspora Tradition Courses

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