University of Pittsburgh

Department of Africana Studies

Africana Studies Courses

Minor Course Options

African American Culture Track
African Culture Track
Multidisciplinary Track

African American Culture Track

Lower-level courses:
*Two required
0150 African American Literature
0311 The African American Family
0313 The Black Church
0352 African American Dance
0454 Man/Woman Literature
0515 African American Politics
0517 African American Poetry
0543 Contemporary African American Drama 1
0629 Afro-American History 1
0639 History of Jazz
0787 Black Consciousness
0788 Contemporary Africana Films

Upper-level courses:
*Two required
1011 The Rise of the Modern Pan-Africanist Movement
1012 Early 20th Century Black Social Movement
1033 African Americans and the Mass Media
1108 African American Folk Culture
1145 African American Rhetoric
1335 Afro-American Music in the U.S.
1402 Learning Paradigms for African American Child Development
1522 Sex and Racism
1605 August Wilson Dramas
1616 African American Women Writers
1704 Africana World Literature
1710 African American Health Issues

African Culture Track

Lower-level courses:
*Two required
0127 Introduction to Africa
0212 West African Dance
0242 Africana Urban Woman
0318 History of Africa Before 1800
0522 African Literature
0586 African Civilization and Culture
0787 Black Consciousness
0788 Contemporary Africana Films

Upper-level courses:
*Two required
1011 The Rise of the Modern Pan-Africanist Movement
1030 African Politics
1240 African Literature and Society
1309 Women of Africa and the African Diaspora
1310 Cultures of Africa
1331 African Liberation Movements
1334 Music in Africa
1347 Francophone Africana Literature
1644 The African Novel
1655 African Cinemas
1656 History of Africa Since 1800
1661 Political Economy of Africa

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Multidisciplinary Track

Lower-level humanities courses:
*One required
0212 West African Dance
0316 African American Theatre
0352 African American Dance
0543 Contemporary African American Drama 1

Lower-level social sciences courses:
*One required
0120 The African American Experience in Sports
0313 The Black Church
0385 Caribbean History
0515 African American Politics
0630 Afro-American History 2
0684 Race, Class, and Ethnicity: The Caribbean Experience

Upper-level humanities courses:
*One required
1033 African Americans and the Mass Media
1036 Black Literature
1041 Special Topics in Caribbean Literature
1145 African American Rhetoric
1240 African Literature and Society
1306 World Literature in English Literature
1347 Francophone Africana Literature
1349 Contemporary Caribbean Literature
1353 Comparative Dance Expression
1555 Afro-Caribbean Dance
1620 African American Literary Criticism
1655 African Cinemas/Screen Griots

Upper-level social sciences courses:
*One required
1021 History of the African Diaspora
1039 History of Caribbean Slavery
1538 History of Black Pittsburghers
1656 History of Africa since 1800
1711 The City in Africa

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