The African Worlds connection enables students to explore the range of interrelated cultures, histories, politics, art and intellectual contributions of African people living south of the Sahara. A combination of disciplinary perspectives is critical to understanding the contemporary challenges that face the continent. Common areas of concern explored in this connection include the precolonial legacy of African cultures and civilizations and how they interacted with other parts of the world system; the impact of European colonial overrule; the link between politics, art, performance and ritual; and the impact of African cultures on Europe and the Americas.
This may be completed as a two- or three-course connection. A two-course connection must link courses from at least two different areas; a three-course connection must link courses from three areas. These courses may be used in either the major or minor in African, African American, Diaspora Studies.