Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: Member of the Honors College
Requirement Designation:
International Requirement & Humanities Exploration
Course Attribute:
Honors Course
Intellectual Traditions – Africa. Through literature, philosophy, film, art, and artifacts, this course explores some of the intellectual traditions of African cultures. Looking for commonalities as well as divergences, the course creates a dialogue between African ideas, values, and culture, and those of what is commonly referred to as “The West”. Issues addressed may include, but are not limited to: political theories, societal values, the role of family, attitudes toward nature, religious and spiritual beliefs, gender roles, the effects of European colonialization, and the historical concept of “western civilization”.