History, culture, religion, institutions, politics, economics, arts, and psychology of peoples of African descent as developed from experience in both the old and new worlds. Multidisciplinary analysis of social life from a Black perspective as illustrated in selected historical and contemporary writings.
Since its founding in the 1970s, the field of African American Studies has grown rapidly as an academic discipline. Today scholars in this field investigate a wide array of topics, from gender and sexuality to art and music. AFRAM 101 provides a survey of African American Studies with a particular focus on history, literature, religion, music and film. This course is divided into two sections: the first half explores slavery and its legacy today, while the second half of the course examines African American identity and society in the 20th century.
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