AAS 358SEM – African Diaspora: Understanding the Historical and Cultural Ties that Bind
The African Diaspora is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon that spans continents and centuries. This course, AAS 358SEM – African Diaspora, is designed to explore the historical and cultural ties that bind people of African descent across the globe. Through a careful examination of the causes and consequences of the dispersal of African people throughout the world, students will gain a deeper understanding of the experiences and contributions of the African Diaspora.
The Roots of the African Diaspora
The Transatlantic Slave Trade
The Arab Slave Trade
The Scramble for Africa
The African Diaspora in the Americas
Slavery and Resistance in the United States
The Haitian Revolution
Afro-Latinx Identities and Cultures
Afro-Caribbean Cultural Expressions
The African Diaspora in Europe
Black Lives Matter in Europe
Colonialism and Its Legacies
Contemporary Black British Identity
Afro-German Identity and Culture
The African Diaspora in Asia
The Afro-Asian Connection
African Migrants in Asia
Blackness in Japan
Contemporary Issues in the African Diaspora
Black Lives Matter and Global Racial Justice Movements
Afrofuturism and Speculative Fiction
The Future of Pan-Africanism
Through a comprehensive exploration of the historical and cultural ties that bind people of African descent across the globe, AAS 358SEM provides students with a nuanced understanding of the African Diaspora. By examining the roots and routes of the African Diaspora, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the resilience, creativity, and ingenuity of African people throughout history.
What is the African Diaspora?
What are some of the key historical events that contributed to the dispersal of African people throughout the world?
How did enslaved Africans resist their captivity?
What are some of the cultural expressions of the African Diaspora?
How does the study of the African Diaspora contribute to our understanding of contemporary issues such as racism and social justice?