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People and Culture of Africa
AFRICAN CUL
CLASS CODE: INTST 349 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: GENERAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A survey of subsaharan African cultures including prehistoric, colonial, and tribal Africa today.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: A survey of subsaharan African cultures which will include the African fossil record, prehistoric civilizations, the colonial period and its influence on modern African and tribal cultures of the immediate past and the present.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Examine the government structure, politics, economics, and history of the countries of Africa.
2. Examine and compare the cultural characteristics of the countries of Africa.
3. Examine and discuss the current issues in the countries of Africa.
4. Appreciate, understand, and be open to cultural differences and varying worldviews of different peoples, through study and discussions of this region.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will be prepared to discuss in seminar a variety of assigned topics. Students will also be required to develop and complete a "learning contract". Contracts will be presented in class and/or in an acceptable journal format.
Assessments will be based on class participation and evaluation of class projects.
Regular attendance is required. All faculty give assignments, but each determines his/her own combination of text assignments, projects, and tests.
PREREQUISITES: Anthropology 101 is recommended.
OTHER: 2 Saturday field trips may be required.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003