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Nora J Kenworthy
ANTH 313
Seattle Campus

Peoples of Africa

Survey of the many cultures of pre- and post-colonial sub-Saharan Africa. Appreciation of the adaptability, strength, and creativity of African peoples. Recommended: ANTH 100.

Class description

This course offers a survey of pre- and post-colonial social worlds in sub-Saharan Africa. Close attention will be paid to representations of African societies, and anthropological approaches to understanding contemporary issues such as nationhood, violence, development, and identity. Of particular interest to students working or studying abroad in sub-Saharan Africa, as the course will develop skills for thinking critically about contemporary African societies and their representations in the West.

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General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Recommended: ANTH 100

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Nora J Kenworthy
Date: 02/15/2013