RELG 109. Afro-Atlantic Religions

This seminar explores the historical experiences of the millions of persons who worship African divinities in the West. We will consider the following questions: How were these religions and their communities created? How have they survived? How are African-based traditions perpetuated through ritual, song, dance, drumming, and healing practices? Special attention will be given to Yoruba religion and its New World offspring, Santeria, Voodoo and Candomblé.
2 credits.
Eligible for BLST, LALS
Spring 2022. Padilioni.
Catalog chapter: Religion  
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