An Introduction to Africana Studies

AFRI 0090 S01 [CRN: 16996]

This course introduces students to the vibrant and contested field of Africana Studies by critically exploring and analyzing the links and disjunctures in the cultural, political, and intellectual practices and experiences of people of African descent throughout the African diaspora. Beginning with a critical overview of the history, theoretical orientations, and multiple methodological strategies of the discipline, the course is divided into three thematic units that examine intellectuals, politics, and movements; identity construction and formation; and literary, cultural, and aesthetic theories and practices in the African diaspora.
Section specific notes:
Watch the "trailer"! This class will be hybrid if possible and will more closely resemble a flipped classroom: presentations should be viewed before class time. First years welcome! Core class for the Africana Studies concentration. Contact Professor Hamlin directly if you have questions.
Fall 2020
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Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
13:00 - 14:20 Tue, Thu - from Sep 9, 2020 to Dec 11, 2020
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