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Department of Anthropology

GLD: Diversity & Social Advocacy

Spring 2022

 

ANTH 580.001 / Culture and Identity of the African Diaspora

PLEASE SEE MASTER SCHEDULE FOR DAY, TIMES, AND LOCATION

Professor: Terrance Weik

(3 credits)

Fulfills the Cultural Requirement for the Anthropology Major

AND

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning and

Diversity and Social Advocacy

OR

Fulfills the 500-level(s) requirement(s) for the Major or for DURT

AND

Graduation with Leadership Distinction (GLD): Global Learning and

Diversity and Social Advocacy

Cross-listed with AFAM 580.001

Course Readings:

Please go to the USC Bookstore to find what books you will need for this course: https://sc.bncollege.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/TBWizardView?catalogId=10001&langId=- 1&storeId=10052

Course Description:

As the “birth place of humanity,” Africa is relevant to all humans as an important reference point for understanding historical human migration and geography. Africans have been on the move from antiquity to the present day, as merchants, pastoralists, healers, pilgrims, soldiers, enslaved laborers, and missionaries (among other roles). This course examines the experiences, material culture, and sociocultural processes involving people of African descent in order to understand the complexity and substance of the African Diaspora in Asia, the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Various forms of evidence, disciplinary approaches, and intellectual concepts will be surveyed in order to gain a better understanding of the African Diaspora. To this end, students will be introduced to theories dealing with culture, creolization, race, Africanism, heritage, representation, and ethnicity. Lectures, films, and texts constitute the main learning media.


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