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    Winston-Salem State University
  Feb 25, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019

AAS 1301 - Introduction to Africana Studies

Credits: 3 hrs
Formally institutionalized in the American academy in the last half of the twentieth century, African American studies is a vibrant and dynamic discipline that creates new knowledge about the world and human existence through the critical and comprehensive study of the peoples, cultures, and ideas of Africa and the African diaspora. In this introductory lecture course students Will examine the history and evolution of the discipline, key scholars, ideas, and themes, Central disciplinary questions and debates, and prominent theoretical and methodological frameworks used by African studies scholars. students will Also engage African social and political thought ad literary, cultural and aesthetic forms and expressions. In all, this course is designed to enable students to develop a solid disciplinary understanding of African Studies, gain facility i understanding the conceptual, theoretical, ad analytical framework of the discipline, and acquire skills in critically comprehending interdisciplinary scholarship. General Education Course that Satisfies SLO: Critical Thinking; AK: Culture & Foreign Language