First-Year Seminar: Imagining and Creating Africa: Youth, Culture, and Change

AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES 178

The goal of this course is to provide a glimpse into how youth reshape African society. Whether in North Africa with the Arab Spring, in West Africa with university strikes, or in East Africa through a linguistic full bloom, youth have been shaping social responses to societies for a long period. In this course, we will study social structures, including churches, NGOs, developmental agencies as well as learn about examples of Muslim youth movements, and the global civil society. The course will also explore how youth impact cultural movements in Africa and how they influence the world. In particular, we will examine Hip-Hop movements, sports, and global youth culture developments that center on fashion, dress, dance, and new technologies. By the end of the course, students will have enriched ideas about youth in Africa and ways to provide more realistic comparisons to their counterparts in the United States. Course is for first-year, non-transfer students only.
Course Attributes: EN H; FYS; BU IS; AS LCD

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First-Year Seminar: Imagining and Creating Africa: Youth, Culture, and Change
INSTRUCTOR: DIALLO
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