CAAS 422 - African Culture
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior standing and CAAS 200.
Other Course Info:
(African Studies).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Africa is considerably more important, more interesting and certainly more complex than its popular image suggests. The course provides an introduction to the peoples and cultures of tropical (sub-Saharan) Africa. Topics covered include: the historical geography of Africa; pre-colonial and colonial roots of contemporary African state-societies; case studies of changing systems of kinship, marriage, family and gender relations; race, ethnicity, language, class and the dynamics of cultural, national and pan-African identity; religion, music, dance and the arts in contemporary Africa; globalization and the challenge of African development. The course is open to both anthropology concentrators and non-concentrators. Grades are based on four 5-6 page or three 7-8 page, type-written, take-home papers, and contributions to class discussion. Film/videos shown in class when available.

Basic Texts: Basil Davidson, Modern Africa, A Social and Political History, R. Olaniyan, ed African History and Culture.

CAAS 422 - African Culture
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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