Spring 2014

African Cultures and Societies

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-226  |  Black Studies, as BLST-216

Formerly listed as: ANTH-26  |  BLST-20

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Elliot Fratkin (Section 01)


(Offered as ANTH 226 and BLST 216 [A].) 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.


2019-20: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2014