Intermediate program on African Cultures and Religion
Students develop field research techniques and analytical skills, assisted by trained Kenyan University graduates who function as personal assistants in the field.
Student Learning Objectives:
Day One: African Lineage
Field Research Task for the day: Visit a family and research its structures
Day Two: Moral teachings pf African Religion
Field Research Task for the day: Interview an elder on proper moral behavior in their community
Day Three: Contemporary Economic Realities
Field Research Task for the day: Research a local development project
Kirwen , M. C. (2010). African Cultural Domains: Cycle of Family and Interpersonal Relationships. Nairobi: MIAS Books
____________ (2008). African Cultural Domains: Life Cycle of an Individual: Nairobi: MIAS Books.
_____________ (2005). African Cultural Knowledge: Themes and Embedded Beliefs. Nairobi: MIAS Books
Magesa. Laurenti. (2004). Anatomy of Inculturation . Nairobi" Paulines Publications.
Magesa. Laurenti. (1997). African Religion: The Moral Traditions of Abundant Life. New York: Orbis Books.
Mshomba. R. E. (2000). Africa in the Global Economy. Boulder, Columbia: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Other readings as assigned by the lecturer.