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    College of William & Mary
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

AFST 351 - Introduction to African American Studies


(Fall or Spring) (3) Lott, Staff

This course thematically explores the multifaceted discipline of African American Studies. It considers the historical and political origins and objectives of what was originally Black Studies within the context of 1960s Black Liberation struggles and earlier efforts by Africans and their descendants to transform the United States's educational landscape. Alongside those early academic and sociopolitical concerns, the course also investigates theoretical and critical approaches to African American Studies and the discipline's​ objectives in relation to present discourses on diversity and the "post-racial."