The mission of the Africana Studies Program is to understand and appreciate the integral yet distinct experiences of people of African heritage throughout the world. The program’s curriculum aims to emphasize diasporic connections between Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas in an effort to enrich our understanding and appreciation of our complex and diverse world. As such, the program encourages students to seek appropriate ways to integrate content and analysis in this broad subject matter with their work in other disciplines and programs.
The Africana Studies Program at Rhodes brings together disciplines such as sociology, history, and religion to help students understand they are citizens in a world of diverse cultures.
Spring 2023 Africana Studies Courses and Electives:
Core Courses in Africana Studies:
AFS 205 Black Queer Thought and Life
AFS 220: Malcolm, Martin, Baldwin, and America
AFS 305: Africana Theory
AFS 485/HIST 405 Black Madness, Mad Blackness: The Psychic Life of Race
Africana Studies Electives:
ANSO 235: Sociology of the South
EDU 225: African American Experiences in US public schools
HIST 105.02 Photography and African American History
HIST 243 The Civil Rights Movement
HLEQ 210, Introduction to Health Equity
INTS 253: Identity Conflict in Africa
MUSC 118: African American Music
MUSC 120: History of the Blues
PLAW 206: Urban Politics and Policy
RELS 102: The Bible & Black Women’s Experiences
SPAN 328: The Black Experience in the Hispanophone World
The Rhodes library offers a variety of resources for students researching topics in African-American Studies.
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