U of M African American and African Studies

Department of African American & African Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Department of African American & African Studies, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota.

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02/13/2024

Please join the Department of Anthropology for a fascinating talk by Dr. Hanna Garth who will preview her forthcoming book, Serving the other: “health food” as a racial project. This work, based on more than a decade of ethnographic research in predominantly Black and Latinx areas of Los Angeles, explores the complex dimensions of inequality, racism, and other axes of discrimination that inhibit access to healthy foods in low-income communities.

02/13/2024

This is a tour event for the Given’s Collection! It is open to undergraduates, graduate students, professionals, staff and faculty. If you are interested, scan the QR code or click the link below!

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02/07/2024

Looking for a Summer 2024 course? Sign up for AFRO 3601W - African Literature! This course fulfills the Global Perspectives, Literature, and Writing Intensive requirements.

Description: The globalized present has witnessed increased mobility as economic, political and social arrest intensify forcing mass location of population scorching deserts, treacherous mountains, and perilous seas. in the United States and Western Europe, specifically the consequence of this mobility–immigration–remains the single most crosscutting issue and the most vexed political challenge of the day. This course addresses the key issues that arise in contemporary immigration and global security debates.

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Explore Swahili Language classes!

11/21/2023

Sign up for Afro 1101: Intro to African American Studies

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Afro Board Brunch 🎉🎉 feat. .umn .umn Thank you to everyone that made this possible!!

10/31/2023

Take a break from studying and enjoy some FREE coffee and donuts!! ☕️🍩

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Take a look at our East African Languages Brochure!! On the next slide, you can take a look at some of the classes we offer in the Fall and Spring Semester.

AA&AS Open House | Thurs, Oct. 5th, 1PM 10/04/2023

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AA&AS Open House | Thurs, Oct. 5th, 1PM BOOK GIVEAWAY We are giving away books donated by AA&AS faculty emeriti and friends of the department. Come and pick out some great books to add to your collection! 

09/25/2023

Join us for our open house on Thursday, October 5th from 1-3 PM!!

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08/03/2023
08/02/2023

‼️Register now for AFRO 3131‼️

Trust us, this an amazing class you won’t want to miss out on!!

07/13/2023

Our course display case is located in the Gopher Way Tunnel from Blegen Hall to the Social Sciences Building!

07/13/2023

Hey everyone!

When you are at West Bank, go and check out our display case with all of our course offerings!!

07/05/2023

🌍AFRO 3131🌍

In this course, we take a broad look at the challenges Africa faces today. We study topics like conflicts between different groups, problems with political systems, and how these issues affect society. We also explore the historical background, like the impact of colonialism, and how it relates to the present. By the end of the course, you'll have a better understanding of Africa's current situation and its global importance.

Add this amazing course to your fall 2023 schedule by enrolling now! ✨

06/23/2023

Still searching for an additional class to include in your fall schedule? 🤔

We highly recommend enrolling in AFRO 3433: Economic Development in Contemporary Africa taught by award-winning, Professor Tade Okediji. This course goes into the major socio-economic challenges faced by post-independence sub-Saharan African countries in their pursuit of sustainable economic development and growth. Topics covered include the underlying causes of persistent poverty and inequality, the role of institutions and multinational agencies, as well as an exploration of economic growth in the 21st century.

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Spread the Word - Fall 2023 Course - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa -

Spread the Word - Fall 2023 Course - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa FALL 2023 AFRO 3433: Economic Development in Contemporary Africa   Instructor: Tade Okediji  *An award-winning teacher, Professor Okediji is Horace T. Morse-Alumni Distinguished University Professor. Follow this link to learn about his teaching.  

06/20/2023

🌍Looking for an eye-opening exploration of contemporary Africa?🌍

This course offers in-depth analysis of pressing issues such as conflicts, democracy, migration, and their socio-political impacts. Explore historical contexts and current realities through a rigorous political and sociological lens.

Enroll now for this Fall and gain valuable insights into the complexities of Africa! 💻

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✨Happy Juneteenth!! ✨

06/15/2023

🌍AFRO 3013🌍

This course presents a comprehensive exploration of the underlying environmental issues that have transformed ancient cities and continue to pose challenges in the present day. 🌆 Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to delve into the remarkable diversity of natural and cultural environments spanning the entire continent. 🌍 These environments exert a significant influence on various aspects of human activities, including agriculture, trade, and technology. 🌾 Additionally, the course aims to assess the dynamic relationship between African societies and the environment throughout history. 🕰️

Register now for Fall 2023! 💻

06/06/2023

🌍AFRO 3433🌍

This course will uncover the social, economic, and macroeconomic challenges that sub-Saharan countries encounter on their journey towards progress. From dissecting persistent corruption to addressing agricultural sustainability 🌾, health, and the impact of multinational organizations, you will gain valuable insights into the pursuit of a more equitable and prosperous Africa.

Additionally, make sure to read the article about the award-winning professor, Tade Okediji, who teaches this class. You can find it in our bio!✨

https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/tade-o-okediji

Register now! 💻

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05/25/2023

AFRO 1021: Introduction to Africa offers a unique opportunity to engage in a comparative regional examination of the challenges and struggles faced by the continent. 🌍 Through in-depth case studies and the application of analytical parameters, you will explore critical issues such as political destabilization, social fragmentation, economic disruption, internal displacement, and international migration. 📊 By the end of the course, you will emerge with a profound understanding of Africa's realities within global contexts!

Enroll now for Fall 2023! 💻

05/22/2023

We are pleased to present the extensive array of courses available at AFRO for the upcoming fall semester. 🌍 Get ready to explore African American and African Studies, where you'll dive into cultural narratives, analyze today's pressing social issues, and engage in thought-provoking academic discussions. 📚 Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn about fascinating histories, gaining valuable insights that will broaden your understanding along the way!

Enroll now for the Fall 2023 semester! 💻

05/18/2023

🇸🇴SMLI 3227/4227🇸🇴

This intermediate Somali language course is designed for students who have already taken SMLI 1222 or possess equivalent knowledge. We'll build upon your existing foundation by delving into various essential language constructions, including basic grammar rules, writing skills, and developing your speaking abilities. But that's not all! We'll also explore the vibrant Somali culture through the analysis and examination of captivating literary pieces such as anecdotes, proverbs, and other cultural elements!

Register now for Fall 2023! 💻

05/18/2023

🇸🇴Immerse yourself in the Somali culture and language with our "Accelerated Beginning Somali Course"! 🇸🇴

In this course, you will sharpen your observation skills and delve into the rich traditions, customs, and everyday life of the Somali people. Additionally, you will grasp basic comprehension and confidently engage in conversations, connecting with Somali speakers and navigating daily interactions. Moreover, you will develop your speaking skills and express yourself fluently in Somali through interactive exercises and engaging discussions. ✨

Register now for Fall 2023! 💻

05/18/2023

🇸🇴 Discover the Richness of the Somali Language and Culture! 🇸🇴

This Beginning Somali Course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in Somali language skills, including observations, basic comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. You will also gain essential knowledge about Somali culture, helping you to engage with the Somali community and understand their customs, traditions, and way of life!

Register now for Fall 2023! 💻

05/18/2023

🌍SWAH 3225/4225🌍

This course is conducted exclusively in Kiswahili, providing abundant conversation practice. There will be authentic texts from various registers, including literature 📚, news articles 📰, broadcasts 📺, music 🎶, film 🎥, speeches 💬, and more, that will expand your vocabulary and introduce specialized terms. Additionally, there will be proverbs, riddles, and storytelling for a deeper cultural understanding.

Also, students will explore complex grammatical structures and rare linguistic forms, empowering you to comprehend and express yourself in more technical Kiswahili. 🗣️ Additionally, engage in research projects and class presentations📝, all conducted in Kiswahili, to enhance your language skills. ✅

Register now for Fall 2023! 💻

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