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Winter 2010 HUM 211 Syllabus | Course Plan | Online Course Pack (readings)
Culture & Literature of Africa
( including African Orature & Film )
was last offered in Fall 2007 & will be offered again in Winter 2010.
Instructor: Cora Agatucci
Introductory study of representative oral arts, literature, film & related creative arts,
in English or in translation, of sub-Saharan African peoples,
examined in context of their histories and cultural traditions.
Recommended preparation: College Entry-Level Skills in reading & writing
HUM 211 - WINTER 2010
CRN # 11367 - 4 Credits
Mon & Wed 12:45 - 2:25 p.m., Deschutes 1
Instructor: Cora Agatucci
See also Winter 2010 Humanities/Film offerings:
& full Winter 2010 COCC Credit Class Schedule:
Academic Calendar & Final Exam Schedule:
Winter 2010 HUM 211 Syllabus | Course Plan |
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Winter 2010 HUM 211 Required Textbooks:
THIS EDITION OF THINGS FALL APART IS NOW OUT OF PRINT (PER COCC BOOKSTORE, 11/18/09, CA)!
Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. [First published 1958.] Expanded edition with Notes. Classics in Context (African Writers) series. London & New York: Heinemann, 2000, 1996.
ISBN-13: 978-0435905255 (paperback). . . SO THE FOLLOWING DIFFERENT EDITION OF THINGS FALL APART HAS NOW BEEN ORDERED (11/18/09, CA):
Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart: Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Francis Abiola Irele. New York: Norton, 2008.Paperback ; ISBN: 978-0-393-93219-5
Dangarembga, Tsitsi. Nervous Conditions. [First published 1988.] 4th ed. (with foreward by K. Anthony Appiah). New York: Seal Press, 2004.
ISBN-10: 1-58005-134-0 (paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-1580051347 (paperback)
Coetzee, J. M. Disgrace. [First published 1999.] Penguin Essential Editions: Reissue ed. New York: Penguin, 2005.
ISBN-10: 0-14-303637-8 (paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-0143036371 (paperback)
Additional Winter 2010 HUM 211 Required Readings
will include Handouts (distributed in class) and
FREE Online Course Pack materials (i.e. freely available on the World Wide Web).
Winter 2010 HUM 211 In-Class Film Viewings are also planned: TBA.
Some HUM 211 African Studies Instructional Resources:
African Films | African Timelines: History, Orature, Literature, & Film |
African Storytelling | Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart |
Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions | & there's more I'll make available when I have time to update!
"The world is big. Some people are unable to comprehend that simple fact.
They want the world on their own terms,
its peoples just like them and their friends,
its places like the manicured little patch on which they live.
But this is a foolish and blind wish.
Diversity is not an abnormality but the very reality of our planet.
The human world manifests the same reality and will not seek our permission
to celebrate itself in the magnificence of its endless varieties.
Civility is a sensible attribute in this kind of world we have;
narrowness of heart and mind is not."
--Chinua Achebe, Bates College Commencement Address, 27 May 1996
URL: http://abacus.bates.edu/now/Comm96/address.html [Sorry - Link broken as of 1 Jan. 2003 ~ C. Agatucci]
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