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    Western Michigan University
  Dec 11, 2017
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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AAAS 2000 - Introduction to African American and African Studies

Provides an overview of the culture, history and experience of people of African ancestry, particularly in the U.S. and the Caribbean. This includes the philosophical underpinnings and the evolution of the discipline, methods of research and exploration, and its theoretical and practical applications. Historically oriented, the course involves both interpretation and chronology as it addresses African civilization in the western hemisphere, including the U.S., including folklore, mythology, language, customs and traditions, and the rise and role of Black Nationalism and Black consciousness and their contemporary manifestations.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area III: The United States: Cultures and Issues.

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