Tune in to learn about the new major/minor and our fabulous courses for winter 2021!
November 9th, 4 - 5 pm
Zoom Passcode: 643814
- AAS206-001 “Hip Hop in Africa”
- AAS358-007 Black World Studies: “Symbolic Language and Communication in West African Visual and Performing Arts”
- AAS 103 - “Reconsidering African Environments”
- AAS 358 - “Institutions, Development, and the Environment in Africa”
- AAS 317 - “Threads: What Does Clothing Have to Do with Race, Culture, Politics, and the Environment?”
- AAS 126/AAS 518 - Elementary African Languages II Yoruba
- AAS 226/AAS 626 - Intermediate African Languages II Yoruba
- AAS 116 - Elementary Swahili II: Language and Culture | Section 001 | Section 002
- AAS 216 - Intermediate Swahili II
with Bénédicte Boisseron, Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies
Is the African Diaspora a concept or an actual geographical location? Is it singular or are there multiple African diasporas? What does diaspora have to do with the multi-lingual, multicultural continent of over fifty countries that make up Africa? What impact has Africa and its diaspora(s) had on the so-called “white” West and its development as a site of tremendous wealth and privilege? AAS 202 engages these questions by exploring the long historical, economic, and political relationships between "the West" (e.g., United States, Britain, France, and Germany) and selected countries in Africa and the diaspora (e.g., Jamaica, Haiti, Brazil, Mali, Liberia, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Africa). Topics include: pre-colonial African empires; the Middle Passage; child soldiers; public health; conflict minerals; slavery and resistance; migration; empire, colonialism, and post-colonialism; twentieth-century freedom movements; religion; and popular forms of cultural expression.