Fulfills Humanities, Elementary
This course is purely about the culture and life of the Yoruba speaking people. It introduces students to the beautiful and unique culture, language, and life of the Yoruba people of West Africa and the Americas. We will engage readings and media contents on Yoruba history, language, culture, belief system, education, family, economics, religion, music, etc. Through these assigned readings and media texts, the course will provide students with solid foundation in historical knowledge of Yoruba-based philosophies and the contemporary nuances of the culture and life of the Yoruba people. We will explore various aspects of the Yoruba culture to give students a broad overview of the world view of the Yoruba people and their lives. All assigned readings will be in English. Some media texts may be in Yoruba but with English subtitles.