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