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Course: MARY AFST 524: African Marriage and Family: Challenge and Change

Course Description:
The course will cover various aspects of African marriage and family focusing primarily on the traditional as well as the modern forms. Emphasis will be placed on cross-cultural studies which illustrate the similarities and diversities in values, attitudes and practices within Africa.

Course Outline
- Introduction to the concept of Marriage
- Definition of marriage
- Dimensions of marriage forms
- Bases of marriage in Africa
- The issue of social distance in African marriages (Exogamy and Endogamy)
- The theology of marriage