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Undergraduate Course Details
Number SOC 338
Title Peoples of Africa I
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII
Prerequisites SOC201 or permission of Department Chairperson


An introduction of the socio-cultural context of present-day Africa with emphasis on ethnicity (tribalism). The interaction of the various African forces with the Western colonialist powers is investigated. The role and contribution of the various liberation movements - ANC, FRELIMO, SAPO, PALGC, ZAPU, MPLA - to African independence are also assessed. The intent is to project an objective picture of the peoples of Africa. Three lecture hours per week.