Readings for the course are designed not only to answer questions about what happened in the past, but also to provide the means to recognize and appreciate new and possibly unfamiliar systems of logic.
|Class participation and reading responses||20%|
|In-class debate on causes of the slave trade||10%|
|Take home final||30%|
The following books are available at the Odyssey Bookstore and most of them are also on reserve in the library.
PAPER DUE: Who has power and authority in the Igbo society described by Achebe in Things Fall Apart?
PAPER DUE: Who was the intended audience when the Sundiata epic was recited, and what responses do you think it might have elicited? What can we learn about Malian society from listening in on this interaction?