GBST 238
Black Voices in Anthropology Fall 2023
Division II
Cross-listed AFR 238 / ANTH 238
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What names and faces come to your mind when you think about Anthropology? The course introduces students to the lives and work of pioneering Black anthropologists whose contributions are still unknown or overlooked. Through different styles, methods, and theoretical approaches, each of these intellectuals has developed antiracist perspectives on foundational topics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, contributing to advancing the study of the African continent and the Black Diaspora. Throughout the classes, students will learn about each author’s journeys, which can spark significant changes in how we think about our roles as social scientists within and outside academic boundaries.
The Class: Format: seminar; Students will be required to develop and give a class presentation focused on contemporary Black anthropologists from Africa and the Diaspora.
Limit: 20
Expected: 15
Class#: 2024
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Class participation and attendance (asking questions and leading discussions); weekly e-reading response papers (300-500 words); formal class presentation (individually or in groups); and a final essay or research paper (5-10 pages).
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: Should the course be overenrolled, preference will be given to majors and concentrators in Africana Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology.
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AFR 238 Division II GBST 238 Division II ANTH 238 Division II
Attributes: AFR Black Landscapes

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