The Center for African and African American Studies, a collaboration between the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences at Rice University, launches a new interdisciplinary minor in African and African American Studies in Fall 2020, with a gateway undergraduate course taught by Alexander X. Byrd, Class of 1990, vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion at Rice and associate professor of history.
The course, “Knowing Blackness: Introduction to African and African American Studies” (AAAS 200), is an exploration of the origins and development of African Studies and African American Studies. Through a focus on the articulation and resolution of field-changing debates, the course introduces students to methodologies and practices that have led to and that continue to lead to knowing Africa and African-descendent people with earnest regard for the complexity and subtlety that the subjects require.
Learn more: caaas.rice.edu
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