2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

AFR 140 Introduction to Africana Studies

3 hours 

This course introduces students to Africana Studies as a field of inquiry, and to the contributions of Africana people to world history, culture, and society. Students will examine the historic and contemporary experiences of people of African heritage both in Africa and in the African diaspora. Students will develop an awareness of the many factors that shape how Africana people construct their lives, how they are perceived by others, as well as the commonalities across racial experiences and contexts.




This course satisfies the Flexible Core: World Cultures and Global Issues area of the Gen Ed Program.