AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Section: 003 Cultures Portuguese-Speaking African
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Credits:
3
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This course will be an introduction to Portuguese-speaking Africa, namely: Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé & Príncipe. Through an interdisciplinary lens focusing on history, geopolitics, literature, and film, students will become acquainted with key issues related to Lusophone Africa and the various individual countries in question. This will be a unique opportunity for students to engage with cultural realities that are rarely studied in the United States or in the context of African Studies. This course will also serve as an introduction to Africa and a number of key issues related to colonialism and post-independence; Pan-Africanism and Négritude; wars of liberation and Third World Marxism; national identity formations; the politics of gender; the travails of democratization and modernization; the challenges of nation (re-)building and peace-making; and a possible future for (Lusophone) Africa in a globalized world. Throughout this course, important cultural links will be established with other regional or national realities such as Brazil, Portugal, Spanish-speaking America, and the United States.

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AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25698
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: CAAS 358.001 meets with DANCE 348.001.
003 (SEM)
P
27008
Open
30
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (SEM)
P
29865
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
30696
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Store
Note:
Will be available earlier in the semester
ISBN: 9780253341877
A history of postcolonial Lusophone Africa, Author: Chabal, Patrick, 1951-, Publisher: Indiana University Press 2002
Required
ISBN: 081666983X
Lusophone Africa : beyond independence, Author: Arenas, Fernando, 1963-, Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 2011
Required
ISBN: 9781852428976
Sleepwalking land, Author: Couto, Mia, 1955-, Publisher: Serpent's Tail 2006
Required
ISBN: 9780813343860
Mistaking Africa : curiosities and inventions of the American mind, Publisher: Westview Press 2009
Required
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