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AFRC 362 - Introduction to African Diaspora History through Film

Credits: 3

This course takes a thematic and chronological approach to understanding basic concepts of the African Diaspora as portrayed through film. Students will learn about theoretical approaches, as well as the diversity and complexity of people and places of the Diaspora through in-depth weekly film analysis. Due to the vastness of the topic, this course centers each week’s analysis on a particular issue of “case study” which will collectively contribute to a better grasp of the intricacies and complexities of the African Diaspora. Geographically, films have been selected primarily outside of Africa, but sometimes have African directors, producers, actors, etc. The development of the film (writers, directors, filming, etc.) will contribute to our discussions and understandings of contemporary visions of the Diaspora as well. The ultimate goal is for students to understand simultaneously the commonality and the diversity of experiences of those living in the Diaspora.

Prerequisite(s): AFRC 111  and ENG 201  

Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered

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