History of Topics Covered

The department of Africana Studies offers an array of topics courses.  Displayed below is the history of course topics offered by our department.

Aesthetic Expression: Literature and the Arts

  • African American Novel
  • African American Women Writers 
  • African American Women's Novels 
  • Black Visual Aesthetics
  • Black Women Activists Writing Change 
  • Call and Response: Performance and Performativity in the Black World
  • Representations of the 1960's Black Power Revolution
  • The Anthropology of Music in the Caribbean
  • The Harlem Renaissance

Gender and Sexual Politics

  • African American Women Writers 
  • African American Women's Novels
  • African Women's History
  • Africana Women's Lives
  • Black Feminisms
  • Black Women Activists Writing Change
  • Gender in Africa
  • Postcolonial Feminist Science Studies
  • Race, Gender, and the Body

Health and the Environment

  • Health & Healing in Africa
  • Postcolonial Feminist Science Studies
  • Race, Gender, and the Body

Histories and Cultures of Africa and the Diaspora

  • African Government & Politics
  • African History from Earliest Times to C. 1850
  • African History Since 1800
  • African Religions
  • African Women's History
  • Black Americans and the Political System
  • Cities & Urban Life in Africa
  • Ethnography of Postcolonial Africa
  • Global Eastern Africa
  • Introduction to Caribbean Studies
  • Islam: Africa & Indian Ocean Region
  • Muslim Societies in Africa
  • Representations of the 1960's Black Power Revolution
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1850
  • The Caribbean and its African and Indian Diasporas
  • The Franco-Maghrebi Imagination
  • The French Colonial Empire
  • The Rise and Fall of Apartheid

Theoretical and Methodological Explorations: Africana Thought and Knowledge Production

  • 20th Century American Radicals
  • Approaches to Africana Studies
  • Caribbean Diasporic Identities
  • Ethnography of Postcolonial Africa
  • Introduction to Africana Studies
  • Introduction to Caribbean Studies
  • Marginalization & Representation The Caribbean and its African and Indian Diasporas
  • Writing in Africana Studies