Nov 29, 2021  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2012-2013 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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BWS 206 - West African Antecedents/Afro-Atlantic World

3 hours
This course explores historical, theoretical, and methodological analysis of West African antecedents (Bakongo, Yoruba, and Akan) in the Afro-Atlantic world from the 15th through the 20th centuries. Selected themes of indigenous culture (e.g., oral tradition, indigenous belief, ritual arts, and symbols) will be used in conjunction with historical evidence (e.g., travelogues, letters, and academic, religious, economic, and/or political documentation) to assess the validity of (Bakongo, Yoruba, and Akan) antecedents in the Americas. Themes of identity, cultural adaptability, modernity, power, and resistance will be central.

This course will satisfy the multicultural core requirement.



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