African and African Diaspora Studies
AADS 214. Africa and the African Diaspora (4)
This course is designed to give students a broad overview of the experiences of Africans and Africans in The Diaspora over the last 500 years and to introduce them to the broad array of concepts and techniques of analysis which have been used and are still being used to describe these experiences. The course is particularly sensitive to how Africans and Africans in the Diaspora have reflected on the processes which have created and sustained the Diaspora and challenges students to think about the ways in which the linkages between Africans and Africans in the Diaspora communities are constantly being tested and re-forged in an international community that marginalizes Africa and in local /national contexts hostile to the claims made by African Diaspora communities. The course will be team-taught by the faculty within the AADS program. This course satisfies the Core Exploration Cultural Literacy requirement.