2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

AFR 204 Religion, Terrorism and Violence in the Africana World

3 hours 

This course will expose its participants to questions and topics related to the emergence and expansion of terrorism as a military strategy in twentieth-century Africa, and how terrorist groups and other non-state actors have deployed Christianity and Islam to mobilize partisan sentiments and inspire violence. It follows colonial and post-colonial Christian and Muslim movements that have used violence against perceived enemies in the Africana world and investigates case studies of violence in such areas as Algeria, Nigeria, Sudan, and Uganda to better understand rebel movements, sectarian wars, and civil wars where religion has played a crucial role in dividing societies and nations.




ENG 101


This course satisfies the College Option: Learning from the Past area of the Gen Ed Program