Spring 2017  |  AFRO 3006 Section 001: Impact of African Migrations in the Atlantic World (52528)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon, Wed, Fri 01:25PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 430
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
People of African descent through history. Archeology, geography, literature. Migrations/activities in the Atlantic world. African history in the New World. Transfer of African rice growing technology and other skills. Development of African American society in the United States.
Class Notes:
Class Description:
The view of the Atlantic World from Africa is exciting, interesting and profoundly informative for all the neighbors living on the Atlantic ocean rim. Though this perspective is just beginning to come into focus, it is yielding important insights and questions for Africans, Americans, and Europeans to explore further. Beginning after the 1440s and continuing until right now, and to Minnesota, these 500-year-old Atlantic migrations came rather late in the history of Africans outside of Africa. Some--perhaps most--of the Africans, however, brought a remarkable ease with borders and frontiers in their cultural baggage. Therefore the histories of various African-American frontiers in the US, the Caribbean, in Latin America and borderlands in Europe and in Africa, need re-examination in light of this. The impact of African migrations into the Atlantic World includes study of the spread of African cultures, languages, social systems and science to the Atlantic world. Most interesting for many at present is the story of the migration of rice domesticated millenia ago in West Africa and its accompanying African technology. Brought by African slaves, this crop came to the southeastern U.S. and other parts of the Americas, and its technology was modified by Africans and Europeans on this side of the Atlantic.The course spreads its net widely & carefully and therefore is of interest to students of all majors and colleges.
25% Midterm Exam
25% Final Exam
50% Reports/Papers
Exam Format:
short identification and essay - there are choices in all parts of the exam to allow for factual information and students' experiences and creativity.
Class Format:
50% Lecture
35% Discussion
15% Other Style These bring visuals and new perspectives to our understanding of a lively story.
~50 Pages Reading Per Week
6-10 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 May 2007

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