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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Summer 2007

MES s322K • GENDER IN NORTH & WEST AFRICA

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
87520 MTWThF
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
MEZ 2.124
MOSADOMI, F

Course Description

The course seeks to develop in students an understanding and appreciation of African gender theories through an examination of the variables between the realities of African gender perspectives and current gender theories. Students should engage in effective and meaningful dialogue that not only affects Africa but also the West, thus increasing an awareness in cross-cultural gender issues.

Grading Policy

Attendance and Participation: 10% Individual Term Paper 40% Individual Oral Presentation 15% Group Term Paper 20% Group Oral Presentation 15%

Texts

Akinwumi Isola. Efunsetan Aniwura, Iyalode Ibadan and Tinuubu,Iyalode Egba: Two Yoruba Historical Dramas. Trans. Pamela Olubunmi Smith. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press Inc., 2005. - Ba, Mariama. So Long a Letter. Trans. Modupe Bode-Thomas. London and Nairobi: Heinemann, 1981. - Djebar, Assia. Fantasia: An Algerian Calvacade. Trans. Dorothy Blair. London: Quartet Books, 1989. Trans of L'Amour, la fantasia. -Oyono-Mbia, Guillaume. "Three Suitors, One Husband" in Faces of African Independence: Three Plays. Charlottesville, 1988.

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