This course is designed to inform students about Africa and its standing in the world. Information from mainstream media regarding Africa is often simplified, mischaracterized or simplified at best. Africa plays a key role in world affairs, therefore it voice must be heard.
Students will read authentic materials mainly from African sources to gain an African perspective on any given topic. This course is not afro-centric, but rather an attempt to give a voice to the voiceless. Issues that will be discussed will have an inclusive approach. How do Africans see themselves and how do they see the outside world? How would Africans benefit from developing relations among themselves and with the international community? .
This class will focus mostly on improving speaking, reading and listening skills. The writing component of language acquisition will weigh less than other skills. .
The level of French proficiency recommended is Intermediate Low to Intermediate Mid on the ACTFL language proficiency scale. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english.
- 10:00am-11:50am on Monday, Wednesday (Feb 1, 2016 to May 20, 2016)
- Morse B107