Course

AFR 148   African Encounters

Professor

Jesse Shipley

CRN

18175

 

Schedule

TuTh               2:30 -3:50 pm        Olin 203

Distribution

History / Rethinking Difference

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

This course introduces a global socio-historical framework within which to examine multiple modern African Diasporas. Considering the historical contexts of contact between Africa, Europe, and the Americas, we examine cultural, economic, and philosophic aspects of African peoples around the globe. We will examine how ideas of what it means to be African culturally, racially, and politically are continually produced and contested. The moment of independence of many African nation-states from European colonial rule in the mid 20th century operates as a centering point from which we will consider economics, race, politics, and artistic expressions. We will explore ideas of “tradition” and “modernity,” representations of Africa, more recent processes of commodification, as well as various cultural and political responses to them. We will consider bodily practices, aesthetics, and social movements in the creative production of African modern worlds and their relationship to contemporary movements of African peoples to the Americas and Europe. In this sense we consider different socio-historical movements in the context of Caribbean and North American history. We also explore African peoples and practices in their continuing dialogues and returns to the African continent. We will use historical, literary and ethnographic texts as well as popular musical and visual forms to understand contemporary and historical dynamics of the continent and its global reach. We will consider the nature of historical and anthropological inquiry and examine the practices through which history is continually re-produced in the present. On-line registration

 

(Descriptions of courses cross-listed in Africana Studies can be found in the primary section.)

Course

ANTH / HR 233   Problems in Human Rights

Professor

John Ryle

CRN

18172

 

Schedule

Mon Wed       12:00 -1:20 pm       Olin 203

Distribution

Social Science

 

Course

ANTH 248   Colonials in Africa

Professor

Mario Bick

CRN

18169

 

Schedule

TuTh               9:00 - 10:20 am     Olin 107

Distribution

Humanities/ Rethinking Difference

 

Course

ANTH 263   Language and Mass Media

Professor

Jesse Shipley

CRN

18174

 

Schedule

TuTh               4:00 -5:20 pm        Olin 202

Distribution

Humanities/ Rethinking Difference

 

Course

ANTH 268   War, Culture, and Politics in Sudan

Professor

John Ryle

CRN

18483

 

Schedule

Mon Wed       3:00 -4:20 pm        Olin 204

Distribution

Social Science

 

Course

ANTH 337   Cultural Politics of Animals

Professor

Yuka Suzuki

CRN

18176

 

Schedule

Th                   1:30 -3:50 pm        RKC 200

Distribution

Social Science/ Rethinking Difference

 

Course

HIST 159   Modern France

Professor

Tabetha Ewing

CRN

18204

 

Schedule

TuTh               4:00 -5:20 pm        Olin 204

Distribution

History/ Rethinking Difference

 

Course

HIST 2271   Black Thought  Francophone Worl

Professor

Tabetha Ewing

CRN

18205

 

Schedule

TuTh               6:00 -7:20 pm        Olin 202

Distribution

History/ Rethinking Difference

 

Course

HIST 280B   American Environmental Hist II

Professor

Mark Lytle

CRN

18209

 

Schedule

Wed Fr           10:30 - 11:50 am    Olin 203

Distribution

History

 

Course

HIST 3142   Violence in Colonial America

Professor

Christian Crouch

CRN

18198

 

Schedule

Th                   9:30 - 11:50 am     Olin 305

Distribution

History/ Rethinking Difference

 

Course

LIT 2139   African-American Tradition II

Professor

Charles Walls

CRN

18055

 

Schedule

Tu Th               1:00 -2:20 pm        Olin 101

Distribution

Literature in English/ Rethinking Difference

 

Course

LIT 246   African Women Writers

Professor

Chinua Achebe

CRN

18033

 

Schedule

Wed                1:30 -3:50 pm        Olin 101

Distribution

Literature in English/ Rethinking Difference

 

Course

MUS 212   Jazz in Literature II

Professor

Thurman Barker

CRN

18397

 

Schedule

Mon Wed   10:30 - 11:50 am                Blum N210

Distribution

Analysis of Art/ Rethinking Difference

 

Course

MUS 266B   American Popular Song 1930-1950

Professor

John Esposito

CRN

18413

 

Schedule

Mon Fr (lecture) 10:30 - 11:50 am Blum N211

Mon Fr (ensemble) 12:00 -1:20 pm Blum N211

Distribution

Practicing Arts

 

Course

MUS 332   Jazz: The Freedom Principle II

Professor

Thurman Barker

CRN

18415

 

Schedule

Mon      1:30 -3:50 pm        Blum N210

Distribution

Practicing Arts / Rethinking Difference