Course Offerings

Fall 2015

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Directed Individual Study

AFCA 403 - DeLaney

This course facilitates individual reading, research, and writing in an area of Africana Studies not covered in-depth in other courses. May be repeated for degree credit and/or used for the capstone requirement in the minor in Africana Studies.


Spring 2015

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Seminar in Africana Studies

AFCA 295 - Peterson

Students in this course study a group of African-American, African, or Afro-Caribbean works related by theme, culture, topic, genre, historical period, or critical approach. In the Spring Term version, the course involves field trips, film screenings, service learning, and/or other special projects, as appropriate, in addition to 8-10 hours per week of class meetings. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Spring 2015 topic:

AFCA 295-01: From the Underground Railroad to Hip-Hop: Concepts of the Underground in Black Literature and Culture (4). This course is designed to explore the concept of the underground through various examples of underground literature, underground cultural and social movements as well as various films and music that configure the underground symbolically or literally with its main characters, settings, plots and themes. Whether it appears in literature, film, music, political movements, philosophy, or cultural theory, the underground signals one of the most complex formulations of human identity. The chronological range of this project extends roughly from the 19th century (slavery and the Underground Railroad) to the 21st century (including underground moments in black literature, film, and the underground constitutions of hip hop culture). The subject of the 'underground' is the consistent theme/thread throughout the course. (HU) J. Peterson. Spring 2015


Winter 2015

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Introduction to Africana Studies

AFCA 130 - DeLaney

This seminar, taught collaboratively in four discrete modules, introduces students to the issues, debates, and moments which have shaped and continue to shape the broad and complex field of Africana Studies and the multifaceted experiences and aspirations of peoples of African descent. Among other effects, students who take this class gain a broad appreciation of the historical and philosophical context necessary for understanding the specific identities and contributions to world cultures and civilizations of Africans, African Americans, and Africans in the greater Diaspora; and develop thinking, analytical, writing, and collaborative skills as students complete a major project with one or more of their classmates.

Directed Individual Study

AFCA 403 - DeLaney, Morel (Multiple Sections)

This course facilitates individual reading, research, and writing in an area of Africana Studies not covered in-depth in other courses. May be repeated for degree credit and/or used for the capstone requirement in the minor in Africana Studies.