Posted by Tim on October 16, 2020 in Academics, General Education Requirements
Contemporary Afro Caribbean Religions. AMS 325
Registration no. 24335
Time: 2:20 to 3:40
Course Description: Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Religions is a multi-disciplinary course drawing on the paradigms of social sciences and humanities to explore the function of religion in society. The course familiarizes students with the syncretic religions of the Caribbean and Latin America, the role they play in society, and how religion provides a world-view and understanding of the universe. We will explore how historical experiences form complex belief systems to help participants live and understand their daily lives. We further examine why traditions continue to play an important role in people’s cultural lives even when the original historical conditions for their creation no longer exist. Finally, this course also examines traditional societies versus contemporary modern and technologically advanced societies, their philosophical and social underpinnings, and the extent to which social values contribute to a culture, functioning for or against its members.