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AASD 101 - Introduction to Africana Studies

3 Credit(s).

Provides an interdisciplinary approach to familiarize students with the basic concepts and literature of the African Studies field. This course surveys the major approaches to the study of the African Diaspora across several academic disciplines including history, psychology, literature, education, political science, sociology, philosophy, visual arts, the performing arts, economics, gender studies and others. The course analyzes past and current theories of race and ethnicity, power, institutional structures, key themes relevant to the Black experience, and the history and status of individuals and collectives throughout the African Diaspora. This course will privilege Black voices and focus on Blacks as actors in their own history, rather than as passive victims. This course will act as a corrective to older biased interpretations of Black history and culture. Course offered fall, spring, and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 052  or ESOL 052  and RDNG 052  or ESOL 054 ; or  

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