Course Description

BC 325 Communication and Performance in Africa
4 cr.
Offered: Contact Department
Prerequisite: EN 211 with a grade of "C" or better or HON 102 and HON 112 and sophomore standing.

Course examines performance genres in Africa and their relationship to social process, including pre-colonial performance genres such as storytelling, oratory and praise poetry, and rites and rituals that incorporate music and dance. Modern and post-modern genres including popular theatre, radio and television broadcasts, music, cinema, and indigenous video production are also explored.