BUS-160 Business Foundations
IDIS-391 Seminar in Afr/Afr Diaspora Studies
From Africa to the West, colonialization and neo-colonialization have formed a historically-based social and structural context from which emerge racialized gender representations, identity, and cultural frames. This interdisciplinary course utilizes a Christian lens to explore and deconstruct colonialism/neo-colonialism; examine and critique that context?s raced and gendered social ideologies including ?blackness?, whiteness, marginalization, and structures (economic, political, religious, schooling, etc.), movements of resistance, empowerment, and reform as well as issues of language, identity and culture. Special attention will be paid to an Afro-Christian perspective and critique, critical theory, and representation. From a historical backdrop, this course will examine the neo-colonial social context, its operational impact, globalization, and the need/mean for transformation. Prerequisites: three courses from the African and African Diaspora minor or approval of the instructor.