The Crossroads Seminar
The course is designed specifically with first-year students in mind. Crossroads is taught by an interdisciplinary group of Kenyon faculty members who have interests in teaching, researching and engaging with others in the discussion of issues and concerns pertaining to African and African diaspora studies. The specific topic to be addressed each year in the Crossroads seminar is developed by the Crossroads faculty at the end of the preceding spring semester. The Crossroads seminar typically will be taught as a colloquium where several Crossroads faculty offer a set of lectures serving as discrete modules of the course. Within this format, the course is intended to be an exploration of the cultures of the African diaspora and their influences on the global culture. Students also will focus on analytical writing and public vocal expression.This course is limited to 15 students. The Crossroads seminar can count for .5 unit in AFDS or AMST. The seminar focus for fall 2016 is "Exploring the African Diaspora." No prerequisite. This course will generally be offered every other year.