HUMA 527 (01) - Humanities and Religion

Humanities and Religion

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Humanities
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Full Term (08/26/2024 - 12/09/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16353
This course examines the role of religion, religious ideas and religious practice in world cultures using a combination of methodologies drawn from different humanities disciplines, with a particular emphasis on comparative approaches and investigating how religion is used to create and express cultural identity around the globe.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, World Cultures(Discovery)
Instructors: Nicole Ruane

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 12/9/2024 TR 9:40am - 11:00am MURK 201
Additional Course Details: 

This semester's topic will concern the religious experience of people from the African diaspora in the Americas. We will begin by learning about African Traditional Religions and Christianity and Islam in Africa. Then we will move to some of the religions that developed in the Caribbean, such as Haitian Vodou and Cuban Santeria, and then onto the religious experiences and history of African-descended people in the United States, such as in various forms of Christianity, in Black American religious music, in groups such as the Nation of Islam, as well as in Jamaican Rastafarianism. This course gives World Cultures credit.