Johns Hopkins University
Fall/Winter 2006
Vol. 4, No. 1


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The Diaspora—and Beyond

A sampling of courses offered this fall semester under the auspices of the Africana Studies Center:

Introduction to African American Studies: an introduction to the origins and emergence of Black Studies as an academic discipline in the American academy. The course is centered on the social realities of people of African descent living in the United States. Cross-listed with Sociology

African Diaspora: a semester-long study into the meaning of the “African Diaspora.” The course posts that beyond theoretical discussions, there is much to be learned from a close examination of the narrative accounts of individuals who have lived trans-nationally—who have themselves been actors and agents of the Diaspora. Cross-listed with Anthropology and History

Bebop, Modernism, and Change: explores the social and political content, meanings, and intent of bebop music from the 1940s to the 1960s and its impact on the social transformation of America. Read more about this course in the JHU Gazette.

Africa and the Museum: an introduction to Africa, artistic creativity, collection, and exhibition: as African history, as anthropology of art and objects, and as public controversy in our national institutions. Works with the Baltimore Museum of Art. Cross-listed with Anthropology and the Program in Museums and Society.

Black Politics: an historical survey of the bases and substance of politics among black Americans and the relation of black politics to the American political system. The sweep of the course covers the period from Emancipation to the present. Cross-listed with Political Science

Education Politics in Urban America: analyzes the politics of urban public schooling, concentrating on community political dynamics and the struggle for equal educational opportunity and quality education. Cross-listed with Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Sociology

Segregation and Social Inequality: an in-depth study of racial and ethnic residential segregation and its relationship to social and economic inequality. Students explore the history of residential segregation in the United States, its patterns and causes, as well as its social, economic, and demographic consequences. Cross-listed with Sociology