HDS 3703

Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity: Seminar

Jacob Olupona

Description

This seminar explores historical, theoretical, methodological, and conceptual issues central to the study of indigenous religions of the world. It examines the critique of indigeneity and explores emerging topics about the role that religion plays in indigenous peoples' lives, communities, and societies. Special topics will explore issues related to land, environment, conversion, health, the state, gender, aggression, violence, justice, and human rights. The seminar examines the interface of indigenous religions and modernity, colonial and postcolonial conditions, local and global forces that shape the practices of indigenous traditions in various regions of the world.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as AAAS 162

Scheduling

0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Thurs 4pm-6pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • African and African American Religious Studies
  • Comparative Studies
  • Religions of the Americas
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • African Religions
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None