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Courses - Fall 2023
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Selected Topics in the African Diaspora; Black Contributions to History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This survey course sheds light on forgotten ingenuity, stolen scientific, and ignored legacy from pharaonic Egypt to the scramble for Africa (1885) to modern Black groundbreaking contributions that have changed the world. While the archeological investigation is focused on the pan-African world, the course is designed to encourage students to delve into their creative and critical thinking skills and to view themselves as inventors and problem solvers. This course also challenges students to grasp inventions that have already taken place in a particular historical context and cultural pluralism, as well as helps them to comprehend and apply scientific principles in everyday life.