UC 254 - Sophomore Interdisciplinary Seminar
Section: 011 Technology and Power in Africa
Term: WN 2014
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA University Courses
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ID
Other:
SophInit
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of FYWR.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Africa is often portrayed as a continent without technology. Yet technologies permeate African lives, and have done so since the earliest times. This course explores that history, with a focus on modern Africa. Themes include the meaning of technological knowledge in African settings, the politics of nature, the relationship between technology and social power, and more.

This course is part of the multi-seminar Michigan International Seminar for Undergraduates program. It includes some contact with students in MISU seminars UC 254.001, 254.06 and UC 254.010. A portion of the syllabus will include assignments shared by these seminars and several class meetings will bring students from these seminars together for films, discussions, and other activities.

Course Requirements:

Students will develop an independent project over the course of the semester. No exams. Basis of grading: Class participation - 30%, Reading responses - 30%, Final project - 40%

Intended Audience:

Registration preference will be given to Sophomores.

Class Format:

This is a discussion-based course (no lectures). Students will read and respond to work in history, anthropology, and geography.

UC 254 - Sophomore Interdisciplinary Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25235
Open
5
7Ugrd
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
25240
Open
12
12Ugrd
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
25241
Open
4
4Ugrd
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
25242
Open
4
6Ugrd
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
25243
Open
Wolv. Access
1Ugrd
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
25865
Open
1
6Y2
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
008 (SEM)
P
27313
Open
7
7Ugrd
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (SEM)
P
29634
Closed
0
 
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Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Th 7:30PM - 9:00PM
010 (SEM)
P
30353
Open
Wolv. Access
8Ugrd
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
011 (SEM)
P
30354
Open
Wolv. Access
9Ugrd
-
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
012 (SEM)
P
30356
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780822353423
Improvising medicine : an African oncology ward in an emerging cancer epidemic, Author: Julie Livingston., Publisher: Duke University Press
Required
ISBN: 9780262017367
Invisible users : youth in the Internet cafes of urban Ghana, Author: Jenna Burrell., Publisher: MIT Press
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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