African and African-American Studies Summer Courses
Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their originally scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous.
AFAM 1600 L11 - Understanding Historical Change: Africa
Session I, May 26 - June 25, 2020
Online: TWTh, 1 - 4 p.m.
Introduction to the political, social, economic, and institutional history of Africa. Fulfills the Global Studies requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.
AFAM 3071 L21 - African Intellectual History
Session II, June 30 - August 4, 2020
Online: MTWTh, 6 - 9 p.m.
This course will introduce students to some of the main currents of African thought since the 19th century. It examines different writers or groups of writers in context, ranging from Pan-Africans of the early 20th century in Africa and America, the exponents and critics of Negritude, feminist nationalists of the World War II era, African socialists of the independence era, critics of postcolonial society, the Black consciousness movement, and finally current assessments of the achievements of African intellectuals. It is expected that students will leave this course with a firm understanding of the main currents and key figures of African intellectual tradition. Fulfills the Global Studies requirement in Fordham's core curriculum.