Fall 2019

Christianity and Islam in West Africa

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-210  |  History, as HIST-210  |  Religion, as RELI-220


Olufemi O. Vaughan (Section 01)


(Offered as BLST 210 [A] HIST 210 [AF] and RELI 220) The course will examine the transformative impact of Christianity and Islam on West African societies since the wave of Muslim reformist movements and Christian evangelical movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The central question of the course will revolve around the idea that Muslim and Christian movements are essential to the transformation of West African societies during these critical centuries in West African history. Although course lectures and discussions will examine broad religious currents throughout West Africa, the course will focus on in-depth case studies on Nigerian, Ghana, and Senegal - three countries where Islam and Christianity profoundly transformed state-society relations from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first century.

Fall semester. Professor Vaughan.


Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Spring 2022, Spring 2024