changing worlds, making tradition: culture and identity in south africa
What is tradition? Who decides what is 'traditional' and what isn't? Come explore these questions with visiting professors from the University of Venda in South Africa! We will learn about culture in Limpopo region and social issues in a broader South African context. We will discuss what constitutes 'indigenous knowledge' in Venda and beyond, as well as thinking about how this knowledge is constructed and contested. How so issues of 'tradition' affect people's daily lives in Venda? We will also reflect on the role of tradition and indigenous knowledge in our own home cultures. Our sources will include fiction, poetry, music, and film, as well as Skype presentations from South African college students. Active participation is encouraged - we want to hear your thoughts.
This course meets the College Non-Western Perspectives Requirement.
This course is designed for both AAS majors and Non-majors alike. All you need is curiosity about other places and an interest in people. Visiting students are welcome.
July 14 - July 25, 2014
AAS 3400: Changing Worlds, Making Tradition: Culture and Identity in South Africa
Tuition and Fees:
|Tuition||$334 per Credit||
|Virginia Resident Total||
Non Virginia Resident
|Tuition||$1,176.00 per Credit||
|Non-Virginia Total Costs||
Madala Crous Hlongwani, Visiting Lecturer from the University of Venda
Gertrude Lamola Malehu, Visiting Lecturer from the University of Venda
Clare Terni, Instructor, University of Virginia