Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
    
2021-2022 General Catalog
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CLS 130 - African Cultures


3 credits
This course is an introduction to the history and culture of Africa, from the earliest times to the present, with an emphasis on the modern era. It examines major themes relating to the development and evolution of African cultures, societies, and civilizations; African stratification systems; the transatlantic slave trade; European imperialism and conquest in Africa; the development of colonial economies in Africa; African responses to colonialism; and the rise of nationalist movements that eventually achieved independence for African nations. Discussions about the post-colonial present and explorations of recent socioeconomic and political transformations are addressed. Other topics include Africa's geography and natural resources; philosophy and religion; literature and other fine arts; commerce and trade; governments and foreign relations; science and technology; media and popular culture; and gender, ethnicity, and cultural identity. Knowledge of diverse cultures and an understanding of global interconnectedness are important skills for achieving success in many occupations and professions; thereby directly contributing to a higher quality of life.

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