Olufemi O. Vaughan (Section 01)
(Offered as BLST 210 [A] HIST 210 [AF] and RELI 220) The course will examine the central role of Christianity and Islam in pre-colonial, colonial, and postcolonial African societies. Focusing on case studies from West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, and Southern Africa, course lectures will explore the following issues in African religious, social, and political history: Christianity, Islam, and African indigenous belief systems; Muslim reformist movements in West African societies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; mission Christianity and African societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; Christianity, Islam, and colonialism in Africa; Christianity, Islam, and politics in postcolonial African states.
Limited to 25. Spring semester. Professor Vaughan.
How to handle overenrollment: BLST, HIST and RELI majors
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: classroom discussions, debates, and intense reading.
M 02:00 PM - 03:20 PM FAYE 115
W 02:00 PM - 03:20 PM FAYE 115
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
|Religion and the making of Nigeria||Duke University Press, 2016||Olufemi Vaughan||Amherst Books||TBD|
|African Religions: A Very Short Introduction||Oxford University Press, 2014||Jacob Olupona||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Muslims beyond the Arab world||Oxford University, 2016||Fallou Ngom||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Nigerian Pentecostalism||University of Rochester Press, 2014||Nimi Wariboko||Amherst Books||TBD|
|African History: A Very Short Introduction||Oxford University, 2007||John Parker||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Legitimacy and the state in twentieth century Africa||Humanities Press, 1972||J.F. and Ian Espie Ajayi||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Beyond Timbuktu: an intellectual history of Muslim West Africa||Harvard University Press, 2016||Ousmane Kane||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Muslim Hausa women in Nigeria: tradition and change||Syracuse University Press, 1991||Barbara Callaway||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Hausa women in the twentieth century||University of Wisconsin Press, 1991||Catherine Coles and Beverly Mack||Amherst Books||TBD|
|The Story of Nigeria||Faber & Faber, 1966||Michael Crowder||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Somalis in Maine: Crossing Cultural Currents||North Atlantic Books, 2011||Kimberly Huisman||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Gender and Islam in Africa: rights, sexuality, and law||Stanford University Press, 2011||Margot Badran||Amherst Books||TBD|
|Transnational Africa and Globalization||Palgrave Macmillan, 2012||Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome||Amherst Books||TBD|
|West African Migrations: Transnational and Global Pathways||Palgrave Macmillan, 2012||Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome||Amherst Books||TBD|
These books are available locally at Amherst Books.