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Course Exam

140137 VO Language and Literature in their Social Contexts (2018W)

Thursday 31.01.2019

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Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation during all class sessions will be the key. The course will be assessed as follows:
 Attendance and active participation in class and online discussions, debates, and exercises: 20%
 Mid-term quiz: 30%
 Final quiz / project: 50%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Some Study Questions
1. What are the most distinctive images that come to mind when you hear the term “Africa”?
2. What in your opinion is the definition of the term “African Studies”?
3. How would you explain to someone not taking this course why it is important for people in Austria/Europe and other parts of the world to study Africa?

With reference to themes and style of writing, include language use, in China Achebe’s Things Fall Apart or any of his other works, outline in what ways a work of literature can help you understand some important sociocultural aspects of the society in which the work is set. Provide particular instances with illustrations from different scenes in the work.

With reference to themes and style of writing, include language use, in Mariama Ba’s Une Si Longue Lettre or any of her other works, outline in what ways a work of literature can help you understand some important sociocultural aspects of the society in which the work is set. Provide particular instances with illustrations from different scenes in the work.

What are in your view the main advantages (or disadvantages) of a socio-cultural approach to literature? Outline in what ways an understanding of West Africa society helps understand the works of China Achebe and Mariama Ba. Illustrate with specific themes and scenes in these works.

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