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. In order 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.
COURSE FORMAT: Lecture/Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: NONE Links to Web Resources For This Course.
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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