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African and Black Diaspora Studies (BA)

African and Black Diaspora Studies (ABD) is an interdisciplinary program at DePaul that provides its students with an opportunity to explore the topics of power, history, identity, gender and race in relation to contemporary understandings of Africa and the movement of its people throughout the world.

In the African and Black Diaspora Studies program you will explore the Black experience from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to historical, artistic, sociological, anthropological, and philosophical approaches. Study the diverse cultures and societies that make up the global African Diaspora.

Concentrate your study regionally (e.g. Africa, Black America, Afro-Caribbean, Latin America, etc.) or thematically (e.g. literature and culture, politics, gender and sexuality, etc.), and work with dedicated faculty and take advantage of a flexible curriculum to tailor your studies to your interests.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • Africa: Peoples, Cultures, Ideas and Movements
  • Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin America
  • Harlem Renaissance and Negritude
  • Blacks and Love
  • Principles of African Art
  • Black Migration to the North, 1877 - 1941
  • Black Feminist Theories in a U.S. Context
  • Religions of Africa and the Diaspora

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