CAAS 200 - Introduction to African Studies
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
CAAS 111.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course seeks to introduce students to cultural, economic and political life in Africa. The course is designed to equip students with basic and useful knowledge about the peoples and countries of the continent. Since Africa now has over 50 internationally recognized nation-states, the focus of the course shall be on Sub-Saharan Africa. This course is therefore designed to introduce students to the tremendous cultural diversity of sub-Saharan Africa and the major themes and debates that have dominated scholarship on the region. Social organization, religious belief and practice, ethnicity, colonialism and independence movements, economic and political systems, the arts, and popular culture are some of the topics we will explore. We will be approaching these themes from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including history, anthropology, literature, political science, sociology, and economics.

CAAS 200 - Introduction to African Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0881338400
Africa & Africans, Author: Paul Bohannan, Philip Curtin., Publisher: Waveland Press 4th ed. 1995
ISBN: 0822337177
Global shadows : Africa in the neoliberal world order, Author: James Ferguson., Publisher: Duke University Press 3rd printi 2007
ISBN: 9781540036
Our husband has gone mad again., Author: by Ola Rotimi., Publisher: University Press, Nigeria 1999
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