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