New Fall Course: "Concepts and Methods of Africana Studies"

AFR 338/CLST 315, “Concepts and Methods of Africana Studies”
Mondays, 1-3:50 pm

This interdisciplinary seminar examines key intellectual, political, and cultural issues addressed by scholars and activists from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States.  We will examine the continuities and discontinuities in the various definitions and analyses as they have emerged over time.  We will rigorously interrogate the theoretical and ideological assumptions underlying the written, visual, musical, and artistic traditions of Africans in the African Diaspora. This is the required core course for obtaining the graduate certificate in Africana Studies.  This course fulfills the 300-level course requirement for Cultural Studies.