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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
Women in Africa
Women in Africa
Fall 2017
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HIST 3530W - Women in Africa



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African women from prehistory to the present, focusing on culture, the role of gender, and outside influences and their impact on women’s history. Includes a significant engagement in writing as a form of critical inquiry and scholarly expression to satisfy the WID requirement.
This course not only raises the question of what we know about the history of African women in the time period under study, but also how we know it. It is designed to:
1. Expose students to major themes, interpretations, and chronologies of the experiences of African women.
2. Expose students to methodologies, terminology, and interpretations pertinent to the discipline of history.
3. Enhance writing skills in the discipline. This is a WID course. Consequently, writing will be a significant part of the course requirement. You will be given the opportunity to learn about women in Africa. You will also learn about the discipline of history, acquire a body of knowledge in the field, and understand the methodology used by historians.

Expected outcomes: At the end of the course, a student should be able to
1. Organize historical evidence
2. Ask and answer critical questions about the past.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the lived experiences of African women in the period under study.
4. Analyze the various ways that the historical past continues to shape the lives of women in contemporary African societies.
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