May 06, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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HIST 3390 - Women in African History

Will examine the variety of women’s experiences and contributions to African history. Using examples from across the continent and different chronological periods, topics to be addressed include women’s social, economic, and political roles and opportunities and changes over time and place; women’s labor, including slavery; and debates concerning economic production vs. biological reproduction, the gendered division of labor, the control of women, and women’s exploitation of women.

Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to discuss major historical themes and time periods in African history, and basic, general trends in African historiography.
  • Students will be able to identify, assess, and evaluate critically a variety of primary sources pertaining to African history, interpretations of such sources, and broader historical interpretations based on these sources.
  • Students will be familiar with the variety of women’s experiences and contributions to African history and significant scholarly debates concerning women’s status and roles in different African societies.
  • Students will develop increased knowledge of different African cultural groups and their historical developments during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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