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Title: CORE 140A AFRICAN CULTURES


1
CORE 140AAFRICAN CULTURES
  • Dr. James Stewart

2
OUTLINE
  • Introductions
  • Exceptions
  • Syllabus
  • WebCt
  • Pre-Assessment Survey
  • Country/Presentation Sign-Up
  • Final Project
  • Next Class

3
EXPECTATIONS
  • Keep an open mind
  • Avoid making broad generalizations about Africa
    and Africans
  • Be open to new thoughts on people who are in
    situations not of their making
  • Avoid stereotypical preconceptions
  • Think outside your comfort zone

4
SYLLABUS
  • Class Readings
  • Tests
  • Course Resources
  • Weather Schedule
  • Grading Policy
  • Office Hours

5
CLASS PARTICIPATION
  • See Student Handbook for definition of excused
    absences
  • More than 3 unexcused absences will affect your
    final grade
  • You will get handouts that follow the readings
  • Class discussions will center around the main
    topics from the handouts
  • Active participation is expected

6
WebCT
  • Primary mode to communicate
  • Visit at least once between classes
  • Valuable tools to aid in your success
  • Syllabus
  • Maps
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Guidelines for presentation/paper
  • Sign-up sheets for country presentation
  • E-Mail (Your Private E-mail)
  • Discussions (public discourse between you and
    classmates/instructor

7
WebCT HELP
  • Please remember that you will use your Network
    Name and Network Password to access WebCT. If you
    are having trouble with your Network login
    information, you will need to contact the help
    desk at x4357. To change your network password,
    you can visit https//webmail.kings.edu/iisadmpwd/
    . If you are a new Network account, you will
    need to change your password before you are able
    to successfully log in to WebCT.

8
FINAL PROJECT
  • Country Assignments
  • Select a country that you would like to research
  • If your country is taken, you may negotiate
  • You will research certain aspects of your country
    and present your findings at the end of the
    semester
  • Class Presentation
  • Research Paper

9
FINAL PROJECT GUIDELINES
  • Presentation
  • 5-10 minutes
  • Audiovisual (PowerPoint preferred)
  • Follow headings from your paper
  • Include graphics to make the presentation more
    interesting (pictures of currency, food, people,
    geography, maps)
  • Dont include minutia (telephones, airports,
    roads, televisions) unless it is used to make a
    point
  • DO NOT read your paper or your slides (use note
    cards if needed)
  • Sell your country!

10
FINAL PROJECT GUIDELINES
  • Research Paper
  • The paper must be 8-10 pages, double-spaced in
    Times New Roman 12 point font and use the
    provided template
  • The paper will contain a cover sheet,
    bibliography, and a map depicting its location in
    Africa. (Does not count towards the 8-10 pages)  
  • You must use at least 5 sources, two must not be
    from the Internet (magazine article, EBSCO,
    LEXIS/NEXIS, book, etc)
  • You may use any style to references your sources
    (APA, MLA, etc), but you MUST cite the references
    in the paper
  • The paper must contain at least the following
    (headings preferred)  
  • Short history of the country/current
    government/leadership  
  • Geography/Demography   
  • Culture (language, religion, currency, cuisine,
    customs)          
  • 2 current major issues facing the country today
    (economic, political, environmental, medical)

11
PRE-ASSESSMENT SURVEY
  • Survey
  • Used to get an assessment of your preconceptions
    and misconceptions about Africa and its people
  • Write a letter to a friend on your upcoming study
    abroad to South Africa
  • Turn in next class period

12
What Do We Know About Africa?
  • Draw a map of Africa without referring to any
    sources.
  • Add to it any political (cities and countries),
    physical (mountains, deserts, rivers, oceans, and
    historic (religions, events, wars, people,
    current events, leaders...) details that you know
    of
  • Give 3 words that you associate with Africa
  • Geography
  • Demography

13
NEXT CLASS
  • Discussion
  • Discussion Of Culture
  • Reading
  • PowerPoint - Culture
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