Students will explore African American, African, and African Diasporic intellectual, cultural, and political thought and traditions in both historical and contemporary contexts. African American culture has a story worth telling: one that includes multiple narrative threads that span the communities, cultures, and ethnicities of Africa and the African Diaspora. Through interdisciplinary study of a range of topics related to the local and global histories of people of African descent, students will critically engage the intersecting dimensions of race, privilege, and oppression in their own lives and in their communities.
The minor consists of four courses (16 credits), two of which must be taken at Emerson, all of which may be fulfilled simultaneously with any number of Perspectives requirements. The core course IN 211 is required. The remaining 12 credits are chosen from the following courses (one must be from each of the following areas), at least one of which must be at the 300 or 400 level.