Undergraduate Course: Evangelism and Empire: Christianity in Africa, 1800 to the present (ECHS10016)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces some of the most important themes in the Christian history of Africa from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It pays attention to the interaction of European and indigenous traditions through a series of case studies of conversion and religious innovation. It raises issues which remain of crucial relevance today, such as the connections between religious change and structures of political and economic power, or the two-way relationship between religious and ethnic identity.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Students who have taken ECHS10008 - Themes in the Recent History of African Christianity 3/4 - may not take this course, due to common course content.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 33,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||10% seminar presentations and participation,
60% degree examination.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
| On completion of this course students should:
- have a broad knowledge and understanding of the main trends in the growth of Christianity as an African religion since the early nineteenth century;
- appreciate the complex nature of the contributions made by both African agents and European missionaries to the shaping of African Christianity;
- be aware of the some of the roles played by the churches in processes of national formation, decolonisation, and ethnic conflict in Africa;
- be able to demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
- be able to demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Brian Stanley
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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