MWS4010EN - Applied African Ethnodoxology

Course description

This course is for those who have some knowledge of African music and/or ethnodoxology and would like to apply this to a world mission. Broadly following Dr Brian Schrag's 'CLAT' process, this course enables students to study a culture, identify its missional needs, and form a plan to fulfill this through music and the arts.

How this course benefits students

Students studying this course gain the necessary tools to research, analyse and create a mission plan for spreading the Gospel in an African context.

Why this course is important

Students critically examine current methodology in an African context, and are able to put forward goals for developing and promoting indigenous music.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Music & Worship Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Prof. Robert Baker, Professor of African Ethnomusicology

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Psalm 96:3 tells us to: "Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples." What better way to do this than in music and song?

Missionally driven

Through research, analysis and creating their own mission plan, student are able to engage in effective mission.

Contextually informed

Being contextual is at the heart of this course, which examines ways to reach out in culturally relevant ways.

Interculturally focused

Ethnodoxology is, by definition, intercultural.

Practically minded

Students gain practical knowledge regarding how to engage in Africa ethnodoxology, with many examples from Prof. Baker's vast and varied experience across the continent.

Experientially transformed

Through discussion, analysis and critical thinking, students complete the course changed and ready to engage in African mission through music.