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International Studies: Africa

Advisors: Sheila Carapico (Political Science), Sandra Joireman (Political Science), Carol Summers (History)

Core Teaching Faculty: Jimmy Kandeh (Political Science), Kasongo Kapanga (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures), Sandra Joireman (Political Science), Elizabeth Ransom (Sociology and Anthropology) Julietta Singh (English), Carol Summers (History)

Note: Within the concentration, the eight units must be selected from three or more departments with no more than four units from a single department. It is expected that students will undertake their study abroad in Africa or at an international university noted for excellence in African studies.

8 units, chosen from the following (may include up to two courses dealing with the African diaspora, marked with an *). For eligibility of other relevant courses for inclusion in the major, see the concentration advisor.

ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 300 Sexuality and Gender Across Culture
ANTH 304 Shamans, Sorcerers, and Healers
ANTH 328 Anthropology of Human Rights
ANTH 336 Politics, Power and Ritual
ECON 105 Introduction to Global Economics
ECON 211 Economic Development in Asia, Africa and Latin America
ENGL 218 African Literature
ENGL 231 African-American Literature*
ENGL 238 Readings in Caribbean Literature*
ENGL 331 Literatures of Africa
ENGL 332 Literatures of the Caribbean*
ENGL 335 Black Women Writers*
ENGL 358 African-American Women Writers*
FREN 324 Francophone Literatures and Cultures
FREN 471 Francophone Studies
GEOG 320 Power, Space and Territory: Geographies of Political Change
GEOG 370 Geographies of Economic Development and Globalization
HIST 281 Africa c. 1500-1900
HIST 282 Africa in the Twentieth Century
HIST 283 South Africa since 1500
HIST 380 Women and Gender in African History
HIST 390 Food and Power in Africa and Asia
MUS 115 The Jazz Tradition*
PLSC 341 Humanitarian Intervention
PLSC 346 Politics of Cultural Pluralism
PLSC 347 Politics of Developing Nations
PLSC 348 Politics of Africa
PLSC 351 Globalization
SOC 230 Introduction to Africa: The Sociology of Africa
SOC 233 Understanding Globalization
SOC 306 Social Change in Global Perspective
SOC 316 Race and Ethnicity in America*
SOC 335 Feast and Famine: Inequalities in the Global Food System