AFR150Y1: Africa: A Critical Introduction



A multi-disciplinary study of Africa, emphasizing critical inquiry and analysis of Africa, the cradle of humanity and the most diverse and second largest continent in the world. Topics that will be explored include: pre-colonial, colonial and contemporary African history, cultures, economies, geographies, Africa’s place in the world, politics, religions, spirituality, art, literature, music, race, resistance, gender, sexuality, futurism, environment, Afrofuturism, anticolonial worldmaking, and Pan-Africanism. The course provides a unique opportunity to learn from the African Studies faculty representing diverse geographical and disciplinary backgrounds who will share their cutting-edge research and unique experiences, reading and writing practices.

Society and its Institutions (3)
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)