Oct 26, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAAS 2000 - Introduction to African American and African Studies


This course provides an overview of the culture, history and lived experiences of people of African ancestry, particularly in the U.S. and the Caribbean. This includes the philosophical underpinnings and the evolution of the discipline of African American Studies, methods of research and exploration, and its theoretical and practical applications. Historically oriented, this course involves both interpretation and chronology as it addresses African civilizations in the Western hemisphere, including the U.S. Moreover, this course explores topics such as folklore, mythology, languages, customs and traditions of people of African descent, as well as the rise and role of Black Nationalism and Black consciousness and their contemporary manifestations. This course satisfies WMU Essential Studies Level 1: Foundations – Inquiry and Engagement: Critical Thinking in the Arts and Humanities Category.

Credits: 3 hours



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