Africa and the African Diaspora

The Africa and the African Diaspora concentration integrates studies of African history and culture, the nature of the interaction between Africa and the New World and the role played by Africans, African culture and African institutions in the political, economic, cultural and religious life of the New World. The concentration in Africa and the African Diaspora affords students the opportunity to grapple with such questions as — to what extent the iconography of Africa used to mobilize Africans in the Diaspora, and how the consciousness of Africa sustained and fostered in the New World, as well as the contributions of Africans in dispersion and relations with Africa. The concentration also provide an opportunity for Students to study the ways in which Africans and peoples of African descent understand and interpret their interactions with global cultures and traditions.

Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • AFAD 231
  • GE/Elective
Interim
  • GE/Elective
Spring
  • WRIT 111 or REL 121 or Conversation Program
  • Foreign Language
  • GE/Elective
  • GE/Elective
Additional Information

The concentration requires a minimum of five courses. The interdisciplinary seminar, AFAD 231 Africa and the Americas: The Diaspora Experience is required of all students electing this concentration, and students are strongly advised to enroll in this course during their first or sophomore year.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
  • Not applicable.
Placement
  • Not applicable.
Informational Events

Nothing available at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director, Africa and the African Diaspora – Abdulai Iddrisu (iddrisu@stolaf.edu)