HON 130-2 (WORLD CULTURES -- AFRICA)
Professor Parker English
315 Marcus White, Ext. 2-2824
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Office hours: 2:00-3:00 WF; 12:30-2 TR
Professor Andrew Moemeka
3170200 Vance, Ext. 2-2698
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Office hours: 11-12 TR; 2-4:30 W
Things Fall Apart by Chinua
Achebe (purchase required)
Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh
Hamidou Kane (purchase required)
Their Eyes Were Watching God by
Zora Neale Hurston (purchase required)
Photocopies of essays by and about Leopold Senghor (supplied)
Photocopies of essays by Zora Neale Hurston (supplied)
Photocopies of essays about “performatives” (supplied)
To familiarize you with some of the most important concepts, beliefs, and
practices in African cultures. We
will emphasize co-cultural variations which impact relationships, marriages,
songs and dances, as well as child-rearing, local and state governments, and
THE EVALUATION AND GRADING SYSTEM:
% of Final Grade
English (First paper: 4-5pp. )
(Second paper: 4-5pp.) TBA
Moemeka (First paper: 4-5pp.)
Position Paper (4-5 pp.)
Course introduction. Library
Africa (geography, short history and government)
Culture (fundamental principles in action)
Relationships (Interpersonal, Friendship and Age Grades)
Traditional African philosophy; read Things
Contemporary African philosophy; read Ambiguous
Combining African philosophy with African American philosophy; read Their Eyes
Were Watching God.
(a) Hierarchy and Responsibilities
(b) Mateship – courtship, marriage, children, names
Socials (Songs, Dance, Dress, Births/Burials)
First two four-person groups, with rebuttals.
Second two four-person groups, with rebuttals.
Third two four-person groups, with rebuttals.
Combining Africana philosophy with Western philosophy; read "Performatives"
by J.L. Austin.
Discussion and Course Evaluation