Africa: Culture and Development
Session
Four Week - First
Class Number
2013
Career
Undergraduate
Units
3 units
Grading
Description
This course provides a general introduction to Africa. It is designed to survey its peoples, languages, cultures, societies and development. An emphasis is placed on how language and development are interrelated. Modules are offered to students to build on their special interests in the continent.
Class Attributes
Arts and Humanities (GEP)
Culture (GEP)
Arts and Humanities (GFR)
Culture (GFR)
Notes
In-class instruction: week 1, 3 and Monday in week 4. Online instruction: week 2 and Wed/Fri in week 4. Using interdisciplinary approach, this course provides a general introduction to Africa's culture and development. It surveys African peoples and their cultures, languages, societies, and development. The course emphasizes the interrelationship between Africa's diverse geographical features, sociocultural practices and norms, languages, and its development. The course presents students with an opportunity to examine the various forms of cultural and creative practice in contemporary Africa and how they have influenced socioeconomic and political transformation and development of the continent. Issues related to African environment, family and marriage, social organization, language, religion, political economy, as well as gender relations and how they have been shaped by internal and external forces/factors are discussed. Consent: No Special Consent Required Components: Lecture Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR) Also offered as MLL 210. This hybrid course requires both classroom and online time; reliable internet access and computer literacy; and the ability to self-manage independent learning assignments according to deadlines. In place of reduced classroom hours, required online work is connected to classroom learning and may include independent mastery assignments, discussion boards, videos with quizzes, writing assignments, and other active learning experiences. Students are responsible for both classroom attendance and completing these out-of-classroom learning experiences by the specified deadlines and in accordance with instructor requirements.
Class Actions
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Staff
Meets
TBA
Dates
TBA
Room
TBA
Instruction Mode
Hybrid
Campus
Main Campus
Location
Univ of MD, Baltimore County
Components
Lecture Required
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
0
Seats Open
20
Combined Section Capacity
20
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
6
Combined Section
Africa: Cult/Developmnt
AFST 213 - 01 (2013)
Status: Closed
Seats Taken: 0
Wait List Total: 0
Africa: Cult/Developmnt
MLL 210 - 01 (2036)
Status: Closed
Seats Taken: 0
Wait List Total: 0