Middlebury

HIST 0443

Readings in African History

Readings in African History: Women and Gender in Africa
This course takes up the challenge of understanding women's experiences and the role of gender in Africa's past. We will read from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives and literary forms, including ethnographies, life histories, and fiction, in order to explore different methodological and interpretive approaches to these subjects. Themes will include: changes in the structure of patriarchy and women's status in the pre-colonial period, the gendered impact of colonial rule on African economies and ecologies, historical identities of masculinity and femininity, and gendered experience of postcolonial "development." Prior experience in African history is not required. 3 hrs. seminar
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS SAF
Equivalent Courses:
BLST 0443
GSFS 0443
HIST 0421
WAGS 0421
WAGS 0443
SPAN 0443

Sections

Fall 2020

HIST0443A-F20 Seminar (Tropp)

Spring 2019

HIST0443A-S19 Seminar (Tropp)

Spring 2017

HIST0443A-S17 Seminar (Tropp)

Spring 2015

HIST0443A-S15 Seminar (Tropp)

Spring 2012

HIST0443A-S12 Seminar (Tropp)