Anthropology | Introduction to African Cultures
E310 | 0475 | Clark
Anthropology E310, counts for AFRI L232
Dr. Gracia Clark
MW 11:15-12:30 Ballantine 242
The vitality and diversity of African cultures today testifies to
the tenacity and creativity of human societies facing severe political,
social and ecological pressures throughout their histories. This class
explores six examples, selected from the full range of social situations
in Africa, from town neighborhoods to remote villages and from desert to
jungle. As Africans wrestle with issues we share, like family values,
religious loyalties, ethnic identities, dirty politics, terrorism, hunger
and national prosperity, they contribute both new answers and new
questions that broaden our understandings.
Class grades will be based on two essay exams.