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Connections 23001. African Worlds

The African Worlds connection enables students to explore the range of interrelated cultures, histories, politics, art and intellectual contributions of African people living south of the Sahara. A combination of disciplinary perspectives is critical to understanding the contemporary challenges that face the continent. Common areas of concern explored in this connection include the precolonial legacy of African cultures and civilizations and how they interacted with other parts of the world system; the impact of European colonial overrule; the link between politics, art, performance and ritual; and the impact of African cultures on Europe and the Americas.

This may be completed as a two- or three-course connection. A two-course connection must link courses from at least two different areas; a three-course connection must link courses from three areas. These courses may be used in either the major or minor in African, African American, Diaspora Studies.

Creative Arts
MUSC 212 World Music: Africa and the Americas
MUSC 222 West African Mande Dance and Music

HIST 143 Africans on Africa: A Survey

ARTH 212 African Visual Cultures
ARTH 312 Contemporary African Arts
ENG 245 African Literature

Social Sciences
ANTH 225 Peoples and Cultures of Africa
ANTH 255, WGS 255 Women in Africa
POLS 203 African Politics