Prof. Sandy Alexandre
Prof. Christopher Capozzola
Prof. Thomas DeFrantz
21M.630J / 21A.114J / 21H.106J / 21L.008J / 21W.741J / 24.912J
This class is an interdisciplinary survey that explores the experiences of people of African descent through the overlapping approaches of history, literature, anthropology, legal studies, media studies, performance, linguistics, and creative writing. It connects the experiences of African Americans and of other American minorities, focusing on social, political, and cultural histories, and on linguistic patterns. Activities include lectures, discussions, workshops, and required field trips that involve minimal cost to students.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Alexandre, Sandy, Christopher Capozzola, and Thomas DeFrantz. 21M.630J Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies, Fall 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/21m-630j-black-matters-introduction-to-black-studies-fall-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA