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African-American Religious Traditions

This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of the diversity in African American religious traditions. From so-called slave religion to the prosperity gospel, students will be exposed to the evolution of Black people’s faith in the United States by learning about key persons, significant movements and influential institutions. Primarily guided by historical and sociological inquiry, students will engage primary and contemporary sources to uncover insight about African American culture with an eye toward the horizon in Black spirituality.

Open to: Juniors and seniors