Professor Olufemi Taiwo
and invited lecturers
Assistants: Mieka Brand (Anthropology) and Jeff Fleisher
assume that registrants in this course are already familiar with
African-American history and life from their participation in AAS
101. This course covers a wider range of topics and expands the
"African" in African-American and African Studies. Given that this
is the second foundational course for AAS majors and minors, we
seek to familiarize this category of students and others with the
breadth and scope of the African World, especially the wide distribution
of its Diaspora both in terms of the demographic dispersal of peoples
of African descent and, more importantly, the even wider penetration
of African-inspired cultural forms across the globe.
this end, it is our hope that students will, at the end of this
above are the themes that run through and unite the various modules
of the course and they will supply our guest lecturers and lectures
with the necessary unity for its many units.
and mandatory discussion section.
for Mieka Brand's Discussion Sections
for Jeff Fleisher's Discussion Section
to assigned readings and related materials will appear on the course
web site on the Readings page,
and the pages for each Lecturer (see Syllabus
page). All course readings and materials will be available electronically,
either linked directly to this web site, or through the Toolkit
Materials page for the course.
is where the syllabus will be updated and you can check for reading
assignments, study questions, images, and on-grounds related lectures
and other activities.
Word document version of the Syllabus is linked here.
of reviews for exams will be on the course web site as well.
GRADING (a description of these assignments can be found
grade will be based on the following: