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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAST 101 - Introduction to Africana Studies

Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS, CD

An interdisciplinary exploration of key aspects of Black history, culture, and life in Africa and the Americas. The course attempts to provide students with a fundamental intellectual understanding of the universal Black experience as it has been described and interpreted by humanists and social scientists. Included in the course will be such topics as: the Africana Studies movement, the African heritage of Afro-Americans, Pan-African relations, racism and sexism, the family, the role of religion in Black life, class structure and class relations, the political economy of African American life, and Black political power.

Enrollment Limit: 40
Instructor: C. Jackson-Smith, C. Peterson

Prerequisites & Notes: Declared majors are given priority for this course
This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

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