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Pitzer College    
  Feb 23, 2018
2014-15 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 144 PZ -Death and Dying in African History

Institution: Pitzer

Description: This course analyzes diverse African experiences, perceptions and geographies of morbidity and mortality from the era of the slave trade, through colonial rule, to recent times. Students will investigate the following major questions: How have death and dying influenced identity and power relations among the living throughout Afric’s past? In what ways were meanings od death and dying connected to the natural world? How did Africans inscribe the natural environment with these meanings, and how did these connections change over time? How have Africans made meaning from human morbidity and mortality through their social, political, economic, and environmental struggles?

Prerequisite(s): Please check current schedule for requirements

For up-to-date information on current course offerings and details, please refer to the Pitzer class schedule on MyCampus2 Portal.

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