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AFAM 130 - Introduction to African-American Studies


FDR: HU
Credits: 3
Planned Offering: Winter

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to several of the major topics, approaches, problems, and achievements in the traditions of African-American culture. The aim is to immerse students in several problem areas of African-American Studies; for example, three weeks might be devoted to the slave narrative and the experience of slavery in literature, art, and history; three weeks to the Harlem Renaissance, focusing on poetry, visual art, and music; three weeks to the 1950s and 1960s, treating the Civil Rights movement and the emergence of Black Nationalism; and three weeks to contemporary issues in African-American politics, culture, and art. In addition, students encounter several arguments about the methods, purposes, and aims of African-American studies. Led by a single professor, this course incorporates multiple guest lecturers from the faculty to supplement the instructor's own area of expertise. The goal of this course is to prepare students to explore the range, diversity, and power of African-American culture. Staff.





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