As an interdisciplinary program, in addition to the courses
listed below, Africana Studies offers students relevant courses
in other departments and programs to satisfy the requirements
for a major or minor in Africana Studies. Cross-listed and
cross-referenced courses appear each semester in the Registration
Guide and Schedule of Classes.
101. Survey of African Civilization I. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
survey of African civilization from the earliest times to
the sixteenth century.
102. Survey of African Civilization
II. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
An interdisciplinary survey of African
civilization from the sixteenth century to the present.
201. Introduction to Black Culture. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
of the specific cultures of West Africa, the Caribbean,
and the United States.
202. The Black Urban Experience. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
101 and 102 or permission of instructor.
study of the experience of African Americans in urban areas
from World War I to the present.
203. Caribbean Literature. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
standing or permission of instructor.
An examination of
ways in which writers of the Caribbean address questions
of cultural and national identity in their poetry, fiction,
essays, and drama.
234. Black Women Writers. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
standing or permission of the instructor.
study of women writers from Africa, the Caribbean, and the
United States that explores the ways in which these writers
re-envision history and challenge traditional concepts of
gender, race, and class.
300. Seminar in Africana Studies. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Junior standing and permission of instructor.