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HIST 385     Missionaries, Mullahs, and Marabouts: African Encounters with Christianity and Islam  (4)

This seminar examines the introduction and dramatic expansion of Christianity and Islam throughout Africa from the precolonial era to the current day. Looking at both sides of the cultural interchange, the course pays attention to themes of indigenous religion, translation, resistance, syncretism, and the colonial invention of religion. While seminar focuses on secondary sources and historiography, primary sources will also be considered. Prerequisite: One course with attribute G4 including AP or IB credit.