Major and Minor Themes
Cultural Production and Analysis Heading link
These courses focus on the centrality of cultural production and mass media to understanding African and African American communities; considers formal cultural practices such as literature, music and visual arts, and vernacular cultures including style and speech.
Diasporic and Transnational Studies Heading link
These courses emphasize the black experience outside of a United States context; some will be specific to global settings, others will look at overlaps and exchanges between the U.S. and international locales such as in the study of transatlantic slavery or immigration.
Race, Politics, and Institutions Heading link
These courses study the role of race and the experiences of black subjects, in formal and informal institutions. The focus may be on education, law and government, cities, families and communities, media and business, and non-governmental organizations.