African 297: African and African-American Linkages

Map: Atlantic Slave Trade

 Tejumola Olaniyan

3 credits, fulfills Ethnic Studies requirement

Spring 2018

This course will introduce students to linkages between Africa and African America in particular, and the concept of Africa-African diaspora relations in general. Course materials will be drawn from literature, film, music, performance, current affairs, history, sociology, anthropology, and political science. The goal of the course is to give students a broad overview of the historical and contemporary relations between Africa and African America, the origin and evolution of the African diaspora, and the differences and similarities in the aspirations of peoples of African descent globally with particular reference to the two locations of Africa and African America.