ICS 11
Sankofa: The Roots of the African American Experience

Course Description

This is an interdisciplinary course inspired by Haile Gerima’s compelling motion picture, Sankofa. The word “Sankofa” means “it is not taboo to go back and reclaim what has been lost”. This course will build upon this concept of “returning to the source” in order to understand the present state of the African Diaspora, specifically those individuals identifying as Black American or African American. Emphasis will be placed on the historical and psycho-cultural understanding of people of African descent throughout the Diaspora.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
25779 ICS 11 61Z ······· TBA-TBA Jessica Hamilton ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2020-09-21 to 2020-12-11.

Footnote Information

ICS -011.-61Z: This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: https://deanza.instructure.com/courses/3382. The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at deanza.edu/online-ed/students/remotelearning.

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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