STS.089 Technology and Innovation in Africa
Examines development, environment, public health, and politics in Africa, past and present. Studies indigenous innovations, such as plant/animal domestication, fire making, ecology, mining/metallurgy, architecture, textiles, music, medicine, and finance. Explores impact of incoming factors (e.g., slave trade, colonialism, development aid) on indigenous innovation. Discusses the uses Africans assign to incoming technologies (such as guns, cameras, and information and communication technology) and ideas like democracy and human rights.
This class has no prerequisites.
STS.089 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by C. Mavhunga.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.
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