Five College Consortium

African Women's Work

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Gender Studies
Course Number: 
206AW
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
The power to produce food and reproduce society gave women significant public voice in African societies in the past. But over 200 years they lost that public voice and control over subsistence. Why, when women are still producing food and people, is the social and political voice of women so much less significant than it was before? We explore African womens' work of governing, production, and social reproduction across the tumultuous changes of the 20th century. The class seeks to provide an achievable yet challenging set of learning experiences for those who have no prior experience studying Africa, but also for those who have substantial previous engagement with African issues.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
102524,102534,103016
https://wadv1.mtholyoke.edu/wadvg/mhc?TYPE=P&PID=ST-XWSTS12A
Schedule #: 
103016

Course Sections

African Women's Work
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Holly Hanson hhanson@mtholyoke.edu W 07:00PM-09:50PM Kendade 305