HIST 308 Spring 2015 Gender and Society in Modern Africa

Cross Listed as AFR308, WGSS308
This course explores the constructions of feminine and masculine categories in modern Africa. We will concentrate on the particular history of women's experiences during the colonial and postcolonial periods. In addition, we will examine how the study of history and gender offers perspectives on contemporary women's issues such as female-circumcision, teen pregnancy, wife-beating, and "AIDS."
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation and three short papers
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Prerequisites: none; open to first-year students with instructors permission
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: HIST Group A Electives - Africa,INST African Studies Electives,WGSS Racial Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 15-20
Class Number: 3242
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HIST 308 - 01 (S) LEC Gender & Society Modern Africa Division 2: Social Studies Kenda B. Mutongi
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM 3242
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