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Introduction to Africana Africana Studies T & Th 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. [email protected]
Page 1 Introduction to Africana Studies AFPRL 101 Fall 2020 M. W. Payne O ce: 1733A HW Email: [email protected] Class Meets: Tu & Th: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm Bb Collaborative Ultra Synchronous Online I ntroduction to Africana Studies is a survey course which presents an overview of the diverse discipline of Africana Studies, which encompasses the continent of Africa, and the African diaspora including the descendants of Africa living in the Caribbean, North, Central, and South America as well as Europe and beyond. This course will look at some of the foundations of such a discipline and discuss some of the issues facing it today. Students will: develop an understanding of the origins and development of he discipline of Africana Studies; be able to gather, interpret and assess information about African and its diaspora from a variety of sources, and points of view in order to contrast them against the dominant narrative. be able to evaluate evidence and arguments about African and diasporic culture, soci- ety, and history critically and analytically. produce well-reasoned written or oral arguments about both the unity and, seemingly paradoxically, the diversity Africa and its diaspora using evidence to support conclu- sions. Students must meet the following outcomes: identify the fundamental concepts and methods of the various the sub-disciplines of Africana Studies. analyze the international and domestic forces impacting upon the development of continental African and/or diasporic African communities and societies. describe and analyze Africana studies and describe its presence and signi fi cance with- in a larger global context. I Africana Studies the State of the Art A. African Studies B. African-American Studies Learning Outcomes COURSE DESCRIPTION TENTATIVE COURSE OUTLINE
Page 2 II Pioneers of the Field The Lay Scholars A. George Washington Williams B. Arturo Alphonso Schomburg C. John Henrik Clarke Early Professional Historians A. W.E.B. DuBois B. Carter G. Woodson C. Anna Julia Cooper and Black Women Historians III Women IV. Literature V Music Tentative Schedule of Course Assignments Author Article or Chapter Title Availability Deadline Discussion Date Azevedo, Mario “African Studies and the state of the art” now - Aug 31 Aug 31 Sep 1 Chapman, Rico D. “African American Studies and the state of ...” now - Sep 2 Sep 2 Sep 3 Group/Student Identi fi cation Presentations (Hello; My name is...) - September 3 Franklin, John Hope “George Washington Williams and the...” [Group 1] [10] Sep 3 - Sep 9 Sep 9 Sep 10 Clarke, John Henrik “The in fl uence of Arthur A. Schomburg...” Sep 8 - Sep 14 Sep 14 Sep 15 Lange, Werner J. “W. E..B. DuBois and the fi rst scienti fi c study...” [Group 2] [9] Sep 14 - Sep 20 Sep 21 Sep 22 Dagbovie, Pero Gaglo “A pioneer in Black Studies and history” [Group 3] [8] Sep 24 - Sep 30 Sep 30 Oct 1 Dagbovie, Pero Gaglo “Black women historians...”

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