Explore themes from the formation of non-state societies, empires and kingdoms prior to the 15th century, to the diverse cultures and societies that make up the African Diaspora and the role of race in politics today.
Emmanuel's interdisciplinary and cross-cultural minor in African and African Diaspora Studies combines courses in history, literature, political science and modern languages to move students beyond the traditional narratives and provide a global perspective that delves into questions of race, economic and social injustice as well as a diversity of world views including aspects of African, Latin American, Caribbean and North American histories and cultures. Among a range of topics, students will explore how new communities and societies in the Black Atlantic were formed through imperial rivalries, economic exchange, and various acts of accommodation, resistance, and rebellion and how Black culture and consciousness have been shaped by their engagements with issues of race, class, nationality, and gender in the successive historical contexts of colonialism, anti-colonial resistance, and the post-colonial, "globalized" world.
View the 2019-2020 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.
Three courses chosen from (one of which must be a 3000-level course):
The English Department prepares students to contribute to scholarly and popular discourses through mastery of the following five goals: