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African, African American, and Diaspora Studies

AAAD 130: Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies

Offered Fall semester 2015 (August 18-December 11)

The course tracks the contours of life, societies, cultures, and history in the Atlantic African Diaspora from origins in Atlantic Africa to the present. Emphasis on forces that have created African American and African Diaspora peoples in North America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Required Texts

  • Gomez, Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora – New Approaches to African History, 2004. ISBN: 978-0521001359
  • White, Ar’n’t I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South, revised edition, 1999. ISBN: 978-0393314816
  • Du Bois, Douglass, and Washington, Three African-American Classics: Up from Slavery, The Souls of Black Folk, and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, 2007. ISBN: 978-0486457574
  • Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1st edition, 2006. ISBN: 978-0061120060

You may purchase the textbooks at Friday Center Books & Gifts in person, online, or by mailing or faxing in the book order form. Refer to the online ordering site for current book prices. Please see Textbooks for textbook purchase dates.

Required Viewing

Students are required to view several films to supplement the course readings. You can access the films from a number of sources, including public and university libraries, as well as commercial renting services.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Charlene Regester, PhD
  • Department: African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
  • Credit hours: 3
  • View a sample course syllabus.

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