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An Introduction to Africana Studies

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Course DatesWeeksMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRN
June 23, 2014 - August 08, 20147M, T, W, TH 1P-3POpenKeisha-Khan Perry60075

Course Description

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.