AAAS 103 Introduction to Africa
An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of African cultures and societies focusing on contemporary life on the continent. Topics to be covered include the geography, history, politics, and economics of the continent, as well as the religion, languages and literatures, music, and the arts. The interdisciplinary perspective will provide students with a sound basis for understanding contemporary African societies.
The Department of African & African-American Studies (AAAS) will provide you with a unique center for studying the relationships among and between all people of African descent. In order to fulfill the mission of the AAAS department, you will investigate the connections between US and global histories, culture, and social and economic systems. Black Studies, or Africana Studies more broadly, is an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to studying the experiences of African people, and African-descended people across the Diaspora. It grew most directly out of campus demands made by black students, and their allies and supporters, during the mass protest movement of the late 1960's and early 1970's.
Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in African and African-American Studies. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website .
Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in African and African-American Studies. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website .