Introduction to Africana Studies

AASD 101

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 every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

  • Prerequisite(s) : ESOL 052 and ESOL 054 or ACLT 052 or ACLT 053 
  • Credits: 3
  • Cost: $122/billable hour + fees (in county)
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