Related courses are courses offered by disciplinary departments that count toward the AFST major/minor.  Pertinent courses are potentially relevant to the major/minor but do not have enough AFST content to count toward requirements without a special petition.  Due to changing course offerings, this is only a partial list.  Any questions about whether or how a course counts toward the major/minor should be directed to the Program Director.


  • AFST 112: Black Revolution on Campus

    This course explores the activist roots of Africana Studies. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, students organized hundreds of protests that sparked a period of unrest, retaliation, negotiation, and reform that fundamentally reshaped college campuses across the United States. Black students, along with their “Third World” and progressive white allies, demanded that academe serve their communities and provide a “more relevant education.” The course will consider the influence of various movements, including Black power, anti-war, second wave feminism, and decolonization, on the creation of interdisciplinary fields including Black Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Women and Gender Studies.

    6 credit; Social Inquiry, Writing Requirement, Intercultural Domestic Studies; offered Winter 2019 · Charisse E Burden-Stelly
  • AFST 113: Introduction to Africana Studies

    This survey course introduces students to the content and contours of Africana Studies as a field of study--its genealogy, antecedents, development, and future challenges. The course focuses on historic and contemporary experiences of African-descended peoples, particularly in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe. We will also give some attention to how members of the Diaspora remember and encounter Africa, and to how Africans respond to the history of enslavement, colonialism, apartheid, racism and globalization.

    6 credit; Humanistic Inquiry, Intercultural Domestic Studies; offered Fall 2018 · Charisse E Burden-Stelly
  • AFST 125: New African Migrations

    African societies have long been shaped by migration--including quests for new knowledge, land, and livelihoods as well as the coercive migrations of slavery and refugee flight. Recent transformations in global political-economies and local conditions have made migration a central feature of contemporary African life. This course introduces students to African and African diaspora studies through an examination of new African migrations. Starting with the formation of "domestic diasporas" through rural-urban migration within African countries, we will explore connections and ruptures created by south-south international migrations within the African continent, and transnational migrations to the United States and Europe.

    6 credit; Social Inquiry, Writing Requirement, International Studies; not offered 2018–2019
  • AFST 200: The Black Intellectual Tradition in the Twentieth Century

    This course focuses on theories, ideologies, frameworks, and methodologies that constitute: 1) the Black intellectual tradition in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and 2) Africana Studies as an academic discipline. The course is structured around interrogations of Black strategies and struggles for justice, recognition, self-determination, and freedom. We will read and discuss classic and contemporary scholarship concerning the study of the Black experience in the United States and the African Diaspora, and that has shaped the discipline of Africana Studies. Thinkers covered include W.E.B. DuBois, Angela Y. Davis, Marcus Garvey, Frantz Fanon, Patricia Hill Collins, and Molefi Asante.

    Prerequisites: Africana Studies 112 6 credit; Social Inquiry, Writing Requirement, Intercultural Domestic Studies; offered Winter 2019 · Charisse E Burden-Stelly
  • AFST 320: Cameroon Program: Traditional and Modern Perspectives on Cameroonian Cultures

    This course is designed to provide students with a robust theoretical and practical grounding in anthropological fieldwork and participant observation research techniques, and a broad understanding of the multifaceted nature of historical and contemporary Cameroonian cultures. Extensive primary research opportunities, readings, and written assignments are paired with lectures, seminars, and field trips to museums, cultural centers, heritage sites, and selected cities, towns, and villages.

    Prerequisites: Acceptance in Carleton/Antioch OCS Program 8 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement, International Studies; offered Fall 2018 · Nick Hockin
  • AFST 398: Africana Studies Capstone

    What relationships can you draw among your varied coursework and papers in African and African American Studies? How does interdisciplinarity affect your thinking about the study of the African continent and its numerous diasporas? In this two-credit course students will create a portfolio of their work in African and African American studies and write a 5-10 page reflective essay tying these papers together. Guided by a faculty member, this course gives students an opportunity to reflect seriously about the courses they have taken and the work they have produced within the major or concentration, and to draw connections among them. Prerequisite: Africana Studies Senior major or minor.

    2 credit; S/CR/NC; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Winter 2019 · Jeff Snyder
  • AFST 400: Integrative Exercise

    not offered 2018–2019