FROM VODOU TO SANTERIA: RELIGIONS OF THE WEST AFRICAN DIASPORA
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
31808
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
8/27/2021 - 12/10/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course is an introduction to the study of West African Diaspora religions in the Americas. We define "diaspora" as the spread and dispersal of people of African descent â both forced and voluntary â through the slave trade, imperial and colonial displacements, and postcolonial migrations. In what form do African religious expressions exist in the African Diaspora communities? This course exposes students to the indigenous African foundations of the religious beliefs and religious practices of African communities living in the Diaspora. Students will receive historical, ethnographical, and anthropological approaches to grasp the essence of these non-doctrinaire and non-textual religions focused on a rich memory of African deities, rituals, morality and practices that have been passed from generation to generation.
Class Attributes
DSAS Diversity General Ed. Requirement
SCI Diversity General Ed. Requirements
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Marcela Perdomo Alvarado
Meets
TuTh 2:30PM - 3:45PM
Meeting Dates
08/27/2021 - 12/10/2021
Room
216 Cathedral of Learning
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
19
Seats Open
1
Combined Section Capacity
20
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20
Combined Section
RELIGIONS WEST AFRICA DIASPORA
AFRCNA 1418 - 1075 (31808)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 14
Wait List Total: 0
RELIGIONS WEST AFRICA DIASPORA
RELGST 1418 - 1075 (31809)
Status: Closed
Seats Taken: 5
Wait List Total: 0