Sep 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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ANT 255 - Cultures of Africa


Africa is a vast continent rich in cultural diversity. This course will explore a variety of African people and cultures south of the Sahara. Students will read ethnographic case studies about small-scale communities that focus on interrelated issues such as music, religion, politics, economics, geography, ethnicity, and gender. The course will consider the effects of colonial periods on indigenous populations but will emphasize post-independence Africans. Students will learn to challenge negative Western representations of Africa by focusing on the power and perseverance of African people and their cultures.

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Credits: 3

Meets the Following Core Requirement: International
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Course Type: Anthropology



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