Women of Africa (WI)(GH)
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4cr The study of the countries in Africa has frequently focused on public events: colonialism, political change, war, government actions, and the formal economy. In recent years, researchers have begun to explore in more depth how women's lives are impacted by these events, and how women in Africa are active participants in the various sectors of their societies. This course will look at life in various African countries through the eyes of women and will examine how women of Africa actively engage in and are affected by political, cultural, and economic events both domestically and internationally. Themes will include: human rights issues of women; the impact of modernity and tradition on women's lives; images of appropriate female behavior; economic hardship and survival techniques; cultural issues surrounding marriage and motherhood; women's participation in the public spheres of their countries.