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ANTH 312. Society and Culture in Africa

Credits: 3
Department: Anthropology
Description: Society and culture in modern Africa, with attention to diversity of cultures and contemporary social and cultural processes.
Prerequisites: ANTH 250
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Define the anthropological concept of culture and show how anthropologists use this concept to account ethnographically for a varied range of cultural practices in societies of contemporary Africa.
2. Analyze and compare the ways in which particular cultural practices are entangled with particular symbolic and practical arrangements in particular communities in different parts of Africa.
3. Analyze and assess the consequences of colonialism, postcolonialism, and globalization (e.g., the effects of urbanization, migration, and the spread of feminist, human rights, and other discourses and practices) on contemporary African communities.
4. Produce written texts showing how anthropological concepts can be used to assess a range of explanations for stability and change in cultural practices in contemporary Africa.






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