What is Ethiopia? For some, it is a glorious nation and others a fabrication of a country. In this course, we will evaluate Ethiopia not by focusing on certain biased subjects, but to give an objective overview of the people that inhabit the nation historically and presently. We will understand why is there such a great divide in Ethiopia presently and the factors that culminated to this moment in time. The goal of the class is for each individual to not have a certain view about Ethiopia but to learn more about the nation in many aspects through their own respective research and beliefs. Regardless of where one individual may stand with respect to Ethiopia, this class seeks to teach multiple views in order to bridge the gap that people have about Ethiopia today.
This course will include lecture quizzes (with answers provided during lecture), 7 short writing assignments (no more than 250 words), 2 discussions, and one final writing assignment (minimum of 5 pages double spaced, assigned at the beginning of the semester and due at the end of the semester). There is a total of 1,000 points for all the assignments in the class plus 200 points worth of extra credit that can be earned (simply showing up to class is a way to earn EC).
Though this class is in person, attendance is not required. All material (lectures, notes, slides) will be accessible on bCourses for each student. The Berkeley Academic Guide of the course can be found at: https://classes.berkeley.edu/content/2021-fall-global-198-001-grp-001
|Introduction to Ethiopian Studies||Ezana Anley||35||Social Sciences Building 185||[Th] 6:00PM-8:00PM||08/26/21||Full||--||26752|