2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
    Oct 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

GLOB 3100 - African Crises in Global Perspective


Goals: To learn about social and cultural consequences for Africans of historical and contemporary exploitation of the continent’s natural resources and its human beings. To gain an understanding of how countries and societies in Africa have fared in the past couple centuries as global economic, political, cultural, and environmental interconnections have intensified.

Content: Particular emphasis will be placed on interrogating reasons for exploitation, and we will do this through immersion in journalistic, literary, cultural, and cinematic representations of various “crises” on the African continent. Students will become more aware of root causes of some of the strife and destitution that often gets associated with Africa as a result of Hollywood and mass media representations. We will also explore specific responses and resistances to socio-political turmoil in given locales.

Credits: 4