American Studies HKU School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU

BA Course

Elective Course
AMER2055 African American History and Culture
6 credits
This course invites students to write new stories about African American history and culture. We engage with Black voices and ideas by analyzing museum objects, movies, dance, photos, art, science fiction, and scholarly work. And we unpack concepts such as Blackness, cultural appropriation, and intersectionality. Key course themes include how we construct race and gender; how bodies become sites of knowledge and conflict; how Blackness is understood in Hong Kong (from Darlie to hip hop); and how we record, display, and share history and memory through museums, music videos, and more.
Prerequisite: Nil
Assessment: 100% coursework
(Offered in 2021/2022)


American Studies HKU