Course AHI26P

African Studies: Islam and Islamic Societies in Africa

7 Credits
Second Cycle

Starts week 3, 2024

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • explain, both orally and in writing, the history of Islam in Africa
  • discuss and problematise the relationships between different Islamic orientations, and their relationship to surrounding societies in Africa
  • discuss and apply relevant theories on the role of Islam in history and society in Africa
  • independently and critically interpret and analyse processes, mechanisms and strategies within different orientations of Islam in Africa.
Starts and ends:
week 3, 2024 - week 12, 2024
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
Only for Exchange Students (Erasmus)
Entry Qualifications :
  • A Bachelor Degree of 180 credits in the field of Humanities, Social Sciences or Education and English 6 and the course African Studies: Religion and Politics in African Societies, 9 credits at Second cycle. No knowledge of Swedish is required.
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
5 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Literature List

Literature lists are published at the latest one month ahead of the course start date.

To Literature List
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Course Coordinator
Torsten Hylén