AFRICAN, AFRICAN AMERICAN, AND DIASPORA STUDIES


AAAD 101: Introduction to Africa

Currently Offered:
Fall Semester 2018 (August 21–December 14)

Introduction to the study of the African continent, its peoples, history, and contemporary problems of development in a globalized world, including a survey of the African past, society and culture, and contemporary political, economic, and social issues.

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

Course Details

  • Instructor: Samba Camara, PhD
  • Department: African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • A sample syllabus is not yet available.

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AAAD 130: Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies

Currently Offered:
Fall Semester 2018 (August 21–December 14)

This 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/Materials

  • Delaney and Miller, Blake or The Huts of America, Reprint edition, 2006. ISBN: 004-6442064194.

    NOTE: This book is not available through UNC Student Stores; you will need to purchase it on your own.

  • 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

  • Foner, Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction, Reprint edition, 2006. ISBN: 978-0375702747

  • 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

You can find information on how to purchase textbooks and required materials on the Textbooks page of the Friday Center website.

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
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Online Orientation

Online orientation

Whether you’re enrolled or just thinking about taking a course, this orientation will show you how Friday Center online courses work. GET ORIENTED »