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    Vassar College
  Feb 21, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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AFRS 351 - Africana Studies Seminar

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as POLI 351 ) This seminar explores both historical and contemporary debates within the field of Africana Studies. Students examine a variety of subjects and themes encompassing different disciplinary and interdisciplinary works drawn from the humanities and social sciences. The critical perspectives that the seminar engages draw attention to the political, representational and explanatory value of a variety of genres of expression and knowledge practices. By delving into philosophical, historical, aesthetic and political analyses of Africa and African Diaspora societies, subjects and practices, students acquire a deep understanding of Africana research methods culminating in a substantive research project. The particular subject and themes explored vary with the faculty teaching the course. Samson Opondo.

Prerequisite(s): AFRS 100  or permission of the instructor.

One 2-hour period.

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