Freshman Seminar — Endangered Children and Youth in Contemporary Africa

HISTORY 24

Spring 2017
Instructor: 
Location: 
3335 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
Tu 12-2
Class Number: 
33571
Units: 
1

Scheduled to meet for the first half of the semester only, this once a week, two-hour seminar will analyze documentaries that explore and expose the endangerment of children and youth in contemporary Africa. Documentaries on child trafficking and enslavement, child brides, child laborers, street children and youth, victims of FGM, child soldiers, HIV/AIDS orphans and urban youth gangs will be viewed in class. The goal of the seminar is to examine the complex local, regional, and at times global factors behind the extensive abuse and endangerment of children and youth in Africa. In order to historicize and contextualize the study, we shall, in addition to the documentaries, refer to a limited number of published and newspaper articles.