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MAJOR: 10 Required Courses

Introduction to Africana Studies (ASRC 1500) is required

THREE: Courses that fall within the following categories at the 2000 level or above & TWO: Courses that fall within these categories at the 3000 level or higher

  • African
  • African-American
  • Caribbean
  • Other Diaspora Studies

TWO: Courses that fall within the African Diaspora from the following

  • History
  • Literature
  • Politics
  • Popular Culture
  • Race & Inequality
  • Gender & Sexuality

TWO: Seminar courses at the 4000 level or higher

Introduction to Africana Studies

ASRC 1500/AMST 1500/GOVT 1503

This course offers an introduction to the study of Africa, the U.S., the Caribbean and other diasporas.  This course will examine, through a range of disciplines, among them literature, history, politics, philosophy, the themes - including race/racism, the Middle Passage, sexuality, colonialism, and culture - that have dominated Africana Studies since its inception in the late-1960s. We will explore these issues in the attempt to understand how black lives have been shaped, in a historical sense; and, of course, the effects of these issues in the contemporary moment. This course seeks to introduce these themes, to investigate through one or more of the disciplines relevant to the question, and to provide a broad understanding of the themes so as to enable the kind of intellectual reflection critical to Africana Studies.

MINOR: 5 Required Courses

Introduction to Africana Studies (ASRC 1500) is required

THREE: Courses that fall within the following categories at the 2000 level or above

  • African
  • African-American
  • Caribbean
  • Other Diaspora Studies

ONE: Course that fall within the African Diaspora from the following at the 3000 level or above

  • History
  • Literature
  • Politics
  • Popular Culture
  • Race & Inequality
  • Gender & Sexuality