Africa and the Americas Concentration

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. command of the interrelationship between African-American culture in the United States, the Caribbean region, and Africa itself. Specifically, students will show an understanding of how African Americans thought about the African motherland, and how Africans thought about people of African descent overseas.
  2. command of the comparative history of slavery and racial subordination in the New World, and the slave trade and imperialism in Africa.
  3. command of the interrelationship between the anti-colonial movements in Africa and the Caribbean and the civil rights/black power movement in the U.S.
  4. a basic knowledge of current events as they bear upon racial issues worldwide.