An Introduction to Africa

AFRI 1060U S01 [CRN: 17001]

Africa invokes myriad images in the global imagination. It figures in debates on the evolution of humans; in the formation of capitalism, and even as a counterpoint to discourses on human progress. This course interrogates how “Africa” gets mobilized in popular discourse in the US and beyond. How might we reconcile the idea of Africa with contemporary conditions of the African continent? We will not only examine Africa through a broad range of disciplinary perspectives; but also become familiar with social, cultural, political and economic diversity of the African continent. We will engage the disciplines of history, economics, politics, cultural studies and gender studies among others.
Fall 2020
Credit Hours
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Primary Instructor
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Sep 9, 2020 to Dec 11, 2020