Postgraduate Course: History of Christianity in Africa (WRCH11003)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course explores some of the major themes in the history of Christianity in Africa since the late nineteenth century. Topics include black missionaries and indigenous leadership, African culture and African churches, women in African Christianity and Church and State in independent Africa. As far as possible these themes will be studied from an afro-centric perspective.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students will be asked to submit a 4,000 word essay, on a topic to be agreed with the course manager.
|No Exam Information
| STudents who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Assess the Euro-centric bias of much nineteenth and early twentieth material on the history of Christianity in Africa;
Find and use a range of Afro-centric sources, and be aware of the importance of the indigenous African contribution to the spread and nature of African Christianity;
Recognise alternative forms of African Christianity, such as independent churches;
Assess the relationship between church and state in Africa in both the colonial and post-colonial periods;
Apply the methodologies used in the case studies to other contexts in Africa.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Brian Stanley
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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