Africa Continuity and Change
Africa has long represented primitive mysteries for Europeans and North Americans who perceived it as a "Dark Continent" full of exotic people and animals. Even now, many Americans learn little about Africa and Africans except for ‘thin’ media reports of political, economic, and ecological upheaval or persistent poverty, disease, and despair. This course provides a ‘thick’ description and analysis of contemporary African conditions using ethnographies, films, and literature. Our focus will be on understanding both continuity and change, cultural diversity, and commonality. 3 hrs. lect./disc., 2 hrs. screen.
- Fall 2012
- Munroe Hall 401(MNR 401)
- 11:15am-12:05pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Michael Sheridan
- Social Sciences
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- AAL SOC
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