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Important Announcement: Major Requirement Changes
Please visit the requirements page to read important changes to the Africana Studies major effective Fall 2017. Changes do not apply to students who declared the major prior to Fall 2017. Students who declared the major prior to Fall 2017 should work with their advisors to complete the Africana Studies checklist for AY2012-2016 in their senior year.  Please contact Professor Adlai Murdoch, Director of Africana Studies, with any questions or concerns at h.murdoch@tufts.edu or 617.627.4801.


Fall 2017 Courses & Descriptions

Descriptions

Fall 2017 course descriptions >

Courses

TWO CORE COURSES:

Category I: One Introductory course, drawn from the following circulating courses: Introduction to Africana Studies; WEB DuBois and the Foundations of Africana; A World View of Race; Black World Literature.
  • AFR 0092-01 Introduction to Africana Studies ~ H. Adlai Murdoch

Category II (Methodology and Concentration): a course drawn from the following courses: Race and US Africa Policy; Black Feminist Theories; African Politics; Youth of Color; Critical Race Theory; African History; African-American Music History, Histiography, Theory & Methods in African History.

  • AFR 0047-07 (HIST 0091-01) Histiography, Theory & Methods in African History ~ Jeanne Penvenne
  • AFR 0129-01 (PS0129-01) African Politics ~ Pearl Robinson
  • AFR 0147-06 (MUS 0039-01) African-American Music History ~ Stephan Pennington

Category III (ELECTIVE COURSES): Distribution/Electives): at least five of these courses should come from the student's main area of concentration (drawn from the designated areas Africa, African America, and Other Diasporas). The other three should be selected from the other two areas, at least one from each.

  • AFR 0011-01 (SOC 0011-01) Racial and Ethnic Minorities ~ Orly Clerge
  • AFR 0014-01 (HIST 0014) Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Crises in Africa Since 1850 ~ Jeanne Penvenne
  • AFR 0047-01 (AMER 0010-01)Racial Politics and Urban Space in the US ~ Tom Abowd
  • AFR 0047-02 (REL 0010-01) Africana Sacred Matters ~ Elana Jefferson-Tatum
  • AFR 0047-03 (FAH 0004-01 Arts of Africa ~ Peter Probst
  • AFR 0047-04 (ENG 0074-01) Literature of the Jazz Age ~ Ichiro Takayoshi
  • AFR 0047-05 (AMER 0012-01) Race in America ~ Jean Wu
  • AFR 0047-06 (MUS 0042-01) History of the Blues ~ Michael Ullman
  • AFR 0070-01 (SOC 0070-01) Immigration, Race & American Society ~ Michelle Holliday-Stocking
  • AFR 0091-01 (MUS 0091-01) African Music Ensemble, Kiniwe ~ Emmanuel Attah Poku
  • AFR 0092-01 Introduction to Africana Studies ~ H. Adlai Murdoch
  • AFR 0113-01 (SOC 0113-01) Urban Sociology ~ Orly Clerge
  • AFR 0147-03 (ENG 0191-02) Queer Diasporas ~ Christina Sharpe
  • AFR 0147-04 (WL 0122-01) South African Writers ~ Eric Rosenberg
  • AFR 0147-05 (EC 0127-01) Urban Economics ~ Anna Hardman
  • AFR 0147-06 (MUS 0185-01) Studies in Women in Music: Black Divas ~ Stephan Pennington
  • AFR 0147-07 (HIST 0128-01) The Civil Rights Movement ~ Kerri Greenidge
  • AFR 0155-01 (ENG 0155-01) American Women Writers ~ Christina Sharpe

STANDARD COURSES:

  • AFR 0198 Senior Honors Thesis A ~ Staff
  • AFR 0199-01 Independent Study ~ Staff