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AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES (L90)  (Dept. Info)Arts & Sciences  (Policies)SP2017

L90 AFAS 3113Culture, Politics, and Society in Francophone Africa3.0 Units
Description:France and Africa have a long historical relationship, dating back to the early Euro-Mediterranean empires, the first explorers, long-distance traders, Christian missionaries, colonialists, and today's French West and North African communities. In this course, we delve into this long process of interaction between France and its colonies of Africa. During the first half of the semester, we explore these historical relationships and examine the scientific constructs of race in the 19th and early 20th century. We touch on themes that defined the colonial encounter, including the development of the Four Communes in Senegal, the Negritude movement, and French Islamic policies in Africa. The curriculum for this course includes articles, films, and monographs, to explore these themes and includes writers and social activists living in France and the African diaspora. The second half of the course examines Francophone Africa after independence. Here the course explores the political and cultural (inter) dependence between France and its Francophone African partners. In addition, we examine the challenges of many African states to respond to their citizen's needs, as well as France's changing immigration policies in the 1980s, followed by the devaluation of the West and Central African Franc (CFA).
Attributes:A&SCD, SSA&S IQLCD, SSCArchSSCArtSSCBUISENS
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:CPA Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:L97 3114Frequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01-T-R---2:30P-4:00PSeigle / 210 DIALLOMay 10 2017 3:30PM - 5:30PM20160
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