Kiswahili Literature And The Women

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Course Code: 
KSA 3204
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

This course provides learners with general knowledge of gender issues and literature. It includes: the theoretical background of feminist theory,( the conception of engendering, the creation of patriarchy, women and literary production, the contributions of Lacan, Kristeva to feminist literary theory; Marxist and feminist criticism(class and gender), feminist poetics in perspective and practical criticism of the point of view o and the portrayal of women characters in Kiswahili literature.

Learning Outcomes: 

1.To enable students appreciate the origin of differences in gender2.  To enable students appreciate the role of a woman in society3.  To enable students understand the role of literature in raising the status of women4.  To help students appreciate the problems women face because of their gender

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