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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 19, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2802 - Power and Culture: West Africa and Colonialism

Hours: 3
West African culture and its interaction with Western culture in the context of colonization and missions, and in particular on three West African ethnic groups: The Igbo, the Mende and the Temne. Focused especially upon religion, and considering the relationship of religion to politics, art, and literature. The impact of colonization upon West Africa, and the distorted and racist perception of African culture held almost universally in the Western world at the time of colonization. The perspective of Western missionaries in the early twentieth century, including working with the diaries of Lloyd Mignerey, an Otterbein graduate of 1917, who worked as a missionary in Sierra Leone, 1922-24. The response of Africans to colonization and missions, especially as portrayed in Achebe’s classic Things Fall Apart. Examining the postcolonial situation in Sierra Leone.