Spring 2009

African Cultures and Societies

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-26  |  Black Studies, as BLST-20


Miriam R. Goheen [d] (Section 01)


(Also Black Studies 20.) This course explores the cultural meaning of indigenous African institutions and societies. Through the use of ethnographies, novels and films, we will investigate the topics of kinship, religion, social organization, colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism and neocolonialism. The principal objective is to give students an understanding of African society that will enable them better to comprehend current issues and problems confronting African peoples and nations. Limited to 50 students. Spring semester. Professor Goheen.