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Undergraduate Classes

The Program in Africana Studies offers a wide range of classes based in the Program and also in different Departments in the School of Liberal Arts and other schools at Tulane. Some classes are focused mostly on the study of Africa. Some classes are focused mostly on the study of the African Diaspora in different parts of the world. Other classes are comparative, including equal coverage both the African continent and the African Diaspora.  

Majors and Minors are required to take courses both focused on AFRICAN STUDIES and also focused on AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES. Students should consult with affiliate faculty members for more details on fulfilling these geographic distribution requirements.

Some of the undergraduate classes which count toward Africana Studies are listed here. This is not a complete list. Course offerings change regularly. Students should check the course listings each semester for courses which count toward the major or minor in Africana Studies. Courses for FALL 2018 are listed here

Africana Studies Courses

  • AFRS 2000 Introduction to Africana Studies
  • AFRS 3200 Topics in African Studies
  • AFRS 3300 Topics in African Diaspora Studies
  • AFRS 4400 Afro-Brazilians
  • AFRS 4830 Black Womens Health
  • AFRS 4570 Africana Studies Internship
  • AFRS 4910 Africana Studies Independent Study

African Studies Courses

  • ADST 3200 - Issues in African Studies
  • ANTH 3110 - Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • ANTH 3480 – African Modernities
  • ANTH 4150 - African Prehistory
  • ANTH 6720 - Spoken Yoruba
  • ARHS 3850 - African Art
  • CLAS 4130 - Egypt Under the Pharaohs
  • COMM 4180 - African Cinema
  • DANC 1910 - African Dance I
  • DANC 2910 - African Dance II
  • ENLS 4300 African Literature
  • HISB 1300 - Africa to 1880
  • HISB 1310 - Africa Since 1880
  • HISB 3120 - West African Culture and Society
  • HISB 3130 - Southern Africa
  • HISB 3970 - Special Offerings in African History
  • HISB 3980 - Special Offerings in African History
  • HISB 4230 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern Africa
  • HISB 4970 - History of Development in Africa
  • HISB 6070 - Africa and Gender Theory
  • HISB 6110 - Colonialism, Freedom, and the Problem of Difference
  • HISB 6970 - Special Offerings in African History
  • HISM 4050 - Medieval Northwest Africa
  • SWHL 1010 - Elementary Swahili I
  • SWHL 1020 - Elementary Swahili II
  • SWHL 2010 - Intermediate Swahili
  • YRBA 1010 - Elementary Yoruba
  • YRBA 1020 - Elementary Yoruba II
  • YRBA 2010 - Intermediate Yoruba

African Diaspora Studies Courses

  • ADST 1550 - New Orleans Hip Hop
  • ADST 3300 - Issues in African Diaspora Studies
  • ADST 3350 - Black Music & Performance in New Orleans
  • ADST 4400 - Afro-Brazilians
  • ADST 4840 - Orality and Literacy in African and African Diaspora Studies
  • ADST 6050 - Black Feminism and Social Movements in the United States
  • ADST 6090 - Criminal Justice and African & African Diaspora Studies
  • ANTH 3520 – Diaspora Yoruba
  • ANTH 4550 - Race & Nation in the Spanish Caribbean
  • ARHS 3912 - African Diaspora Art 1925-present
  • ARHS 3860 - Arts of the African Diaspora
  • ARHS 3870 - 20th-Century African-American Art
  • DANC 1920 - Brazilian Dance
  • DANC 1950 - Jazz Dance I
  • DANC 2950 - Jazz Dance II
  • DANC 3240 - Social and Vernacular Dance Forms
  • DANC 3950 - Jazz Dance III
  • DANC 3960 - New Orleans Jazz Dance Project
  • DANC 4950 - Jazz Dance IV
  • ENLS 3730 - Introduction to African-American Literature
  • ENLS 4430 - Caribbean Literature
  • ENLS 4440 - Issues in African-American Literature
  • FREN 3050 - Literature in Exile
  • HACR 1110 - Haitian Creole I
  • HACR 1120 - Intermediate Haitian Creole
  • HACR 1130 - Haitian Language and Culture I
  • HACR 2810 - Special Projects
  • HISU 3440 - African-American Religious History
  • HISU 3500 - The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HISU 3580 - Slavery and Freedom in the Antebellum South
  • HISU 3690 - African-American History to 1865
  • HISU 3700 - African-American History, 1865 to the Present
  • HISU 6540 - African-American Cultural History
  • HISL 1720 - Introduction to Caribbean History
  • HISL 3740 - Caribbean Cultural History
  • HISL 4200 -- History of Voodoo & African-Derived Religions in the Americas
  • HISL 6750 - Africans in the Americas: Comparative Social and Cultural History of the African Diaspora
  • HISL 6780 - Readings in Caribbean History
  • MUSC 3340 - History of Jazz
  • POLA 4250 - Power and Poverty in America
  • PORT 6160 – Afro-Brazilian Literature
  • PSYC 3310 - Introduction to African-American Psychology
  • PSYC 4610 - Black Youth: Developmental Psychology Perspectives
  • SOCI 6120 - Race and Ethnic Relations in America
  • SOCI 6340 - Race in the Americas
  • SPAN 4160 - Afro-Hispanic Literatures and Cultures

 

Other Courses

 

The following courses are courses which cover both Africa and the African Diaspora. For students completing the major or minor in Africana Studies, these courses cannot be used to meet the geographic distribution requirement for courses focused mainly on Africa OR mainly on the African Diaspora. However, they are all Africana Studies elective courses which count toward the major and minor

  • ADST 3100 - Issues in Afro-Atlantic Studies
  • ADST 3750 - From Community to Stage
  • ADST 3890 - Service Learning
  • ADST 4560 - Internship Studies
  • ADST 4570 – Internship Studies
  • ADST 4810 - Special Topics in African and African Diaspora Studies
  • ADST 4820 - Special Topics in African and African Diaspora Studies
  • ADST 4830 - Service Learning Capstone for ADST
  • ADST 4910 - Independent Studies
  • ADST 4920 - Independent Studies
  • ADST 5110 -  Capstone
  • COMM 3550 - Third World Cinema
  • COMM 4300 - Cultural Politics and Film
  • ENLS 4820 - Colonial and Post-Colonial Discourse
  • FREN 3040 - African and Caribbean Literature
  • FREN 3050 - Literature in Exile
  • FREN 4800 - Survey of Francophone Literature
  • FREN 4840 - Philosophy, Francophone Literature, and Politics: Imagination and Institutions
  • FREN 6860 - Francophone Art, Literature, and Politics
  • HISB 3230 - Atlantic Slave Trade
  • PORT 6530 - Literatures of the Lusophone World