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  • AFH 205: Contemporary African Lit

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: J SBC: GLO; HUM

    Contemporary African Literature is an introductory course on fictional and nonfictional works by canonized African writers from the African continent and the diaspora. Close readings of literature by authors from the 1950s to the present day, such as Chinua Achebe, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, and Chimamanda Adichie unveil literary traditions, themes, and motifs specific to African writing. An examination of the writers' attention to topics such as (colonialism, ethnic war, gender oppression, migration, and Afropolitanism) allows for a critical analysis of the historical, social, and political issues on the African continent. The authors' discussions about globalization and its impact on African nations, particularly in relationship to the global marketplace, highlight the paradoxical nature of Africa's rich natural resources (oil, diamonds and coltan) against the continent's economic dependency on global investors. Postcolonialism, Feminism, and Psychoanalytic theory will enrich students' interpretation and analysis of the texts.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16589430T OlosundeFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • AFH 368: Carib/Ameri Connections in Lit

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing Advisory Prerequisite: One literature course at the 200 level or higher

    DEC: G SBC: HFA+

    An exploration of the connections between writers from the French-speaking and English-speaking Caribbean and from the African-American community, who share a similar cultural heritage, historical heritage, and historical experience, but differ in geopolitical situations. Special attention is paid to spirituality, gender, and identity motifs in the literature. This course is offered as both AFH 368 and EGL 368.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 26415630T OlosundeFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • AFH 385: French Caribbean Literature

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing

    DEC: J SBC: HFA+

    A study of representative texts from the French Caribbean translated into English, focusing on literary manifestations of a search for a specific identity by writers from Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, and Haiti. This course is offered as both AFH 385 and HUF 385.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16268530Elisabeth SpettelFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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  • AFH 390: Topics in Africana Studies

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    Prerequisite: U3 or U4 standing Advisory Prerequisite: AFS 101 or 102 or two courses in the humanities

    DEC: G SBC: HFA+

    May be repeated for credit as the topic changes. Designed for upper-division students, this course provides an in-depth study of a specific topic within humanities disciplines such as music, art, literature, religion, and philosophy. Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods used in the humanities discipline(s) studied. Past topics have included titles such as Black Women Writers; Autobiography and Biography as Black History; and The African Novel: Origins and Development. May be repeated as the topic changes.

    Session Class # Section Topic Instructor Days Time Campus Status Notes
    Session 16589330Evolution Of Black Politics/Us Aishah ScottFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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