2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

AFR 135 Africana Oral Traditions

3 hours 

This course is designed to give students an introductory understanding of the origins of African-based oral practices such as call and response, oral history, testimony, poetry and the arts in the United States. The course combines lecture and performance to offer a broad understanding of cultural literacy, language and practices. Students will attend events, analyze written and visual performances, and develop their own oral communication skill set through in class practice and presentations.




This course satisfies the College Option: Communication area of the Gen EdProgram