Course

AFR 148 African Encounters

Professor

Jesse Shipley

CRN

15108

 

Schedule

Tu Th 11:30 - 12:50 pm OLIN 305

Distribution

OLD: C

NEW: History / Rethinking Difference

Cross-listed: Anthropology, GISP, History, Human Rights, SRE

This course offers a historical survey of sub-Saharan Africa from 1800 to the present. Because the scope of the course is so broad and because African history is such a vast and complex subject, we will inevitably leave a great deal unexplored. However, a primary aim of the course is to provide you with a foundation of knowledge upon which you can continue to build long after the semester has ended. To this end, the course has been designed to introduce the outlines of African history and to cultivate an appreciation of Africa, its peoples, cultures, expressions, and experiences. Major themes include slavery in Africa; the decline of the trans-Atlantic slave trade; trade; African state formation; the Islamic revolutions of the 19th century; Mfecane: colonial rule; nationalism; and contemporary issues in Africa. Within the context of each of these themes, we will consider the importance of factoring gender into historical analysis.

 

Course

HIST 115 Race as a Variable in History: The African American Case

Professor

Myra Armstead

CRN

15140

 

Schedule

Tu Th 10:00 - 11:20 am OLIN 203

Distribution

OLD: C

NEW: History / Rethinking Difference

See History section for description.

 

Course

HIST 3125 A Research Seminar: Immigration and American

Society 1880-1930

Professor

Joel Perlmann

CRN

15135

 

Schedule

Wed 2:00 -4:20 pm OLIN 307

Distribution

OLD: C

NEW: History

See History section for description.

 

Course

LIT 2372 Race and the American Novel

Professor

Mat Johnson

CRN

15177

 

Schedule

Tu Th 11:30 - 12:50 pm OLIN 205

Distribution

OLD: B

NEW: Literature in English/ Rethinking Difference

See Literature section for description.

 

Course

LIT 246 African Women Writers

Professor

Chinua Achebe

CRN

15382

 

Schedule

Wed 1:30 3:50 pm OLIN 101

Distribution

OLD: B

NEW: Literature in English

See Literature section for description.

 

Course

MUS 347 Music and Culture of the African Diaspora II

Professor

Richard Harper

CRN

15436

 

Schedule

Th 10:30 - 12:50 pm Blum

Distribution

OLD: A

NEW: Analysis of Arts

See Music section for description.