AAS 422 - African Cultures
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 200 (CAAS 200); and junior standing.
Other Course Info:
(African Studies).
May not be repeated for credit.
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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.

Basic Texts: Vincent Khapoya, The African Experience, An Introduction Third Edition, and R. Olaniyan, ed African History and Culture.

Course Requirements:

Grades are based on three 7-8 page type-written, take-home papers, and contributions to class discussion. Film/videos shown in class when available.

Intended Audience:

The course is open to both anthropology majors and non-majors.

AAS 422 - African Cultures
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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