History 24, Section 1

Endangered Children and Youth in Africa: Documentaries (1 unit, P/NP)

Professor Tabitha Kanogo
Wednesday 2:00-4:00, 235 Dwinelle Hall, Class number: 15006

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 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 articles.

Instructor Bio

I am a professor of African History at the Department of History. i am a social historian whose research interests include gender, women, missions, labor and social movements, children and youth, and biographies.

Faculty web site: http://history.berkeley.edu/people/tabitha-kanogo

Note

This course is open to all freshman students regardless of their intended major.