GESM 120g Daughters of Africa: Black Women in U.S. History

FRESHMEN, are you still looking for a great course this fall? Check out GESM 120g under Humanistic Inquiry!

AMST 340: Latina/o LA

Do you still need to enroll in classes for the fall? Check out this American Studies Course!

AMST 340

Freshmen — Are you interested in Africa? Literature? Film? Medicine? History? This GE Seminar is for YOU!

GESM 120g: Seminar in Humanistic Inquiry

Health and the Body Politic in African Literature and Film

Taught by Professor Julie Nack Ngue

For many, the mere mention of Africa seems to conjure up images of rampant disease, violent conflict, extreme poverty, and a generalized suffering.

In this course, we will explore the potency and instability of such images of African health and the body through a careful exploration of texts, novels, and films from colonial times through the early 21st century. If the colonial period revealed a deep fascination with and revulsion for the African “other” (in body and mind), postcolonial novels and films allow for productive new representations of African health and the body. Over the course of the semester, we will explore the ways in which African writers and filmmakers have engaged with ideas of health, gender and the body to counter and to complicate those dominant images associated with Africa and Africans.

In particular, we will consider portraits of: bodily and psychological maladies associated with colonization; health and (dis)ability body in postcolonial nation-building; HIV/AIDS; and sexuality in contemporary Africa.

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Welcome Back!


Just a reminder that applications for study abroad during Spring 2016 are now available. You can stop by our office in THH 341 or email and indicate the program to which you’re applying (be sure to check minimum eligibility requirements listed in the program brochures our website).

Application deadlines are listed below:

  • AUG 21: Nanzan
  • SEPT 14: Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland (Dublin), Italy, Japan, Spain, South Africa, and UK (BADA, King’s, Queen Mary, UCL)
  • SEPT 28: All other Dornsife Semester Programs


Study Abroad 101

Aug 28th, Sept 4th, Sept 11th
THH 309J

U.K. Programs 101

Aug 28th, Sept 4th, Sept 11th
THH 309J

Careers for World Travelers

Aug 31st

Spain & Latin American Info Session

Sept 3rd

USC Paris Info Session

Sept 3rd

Dornsife Sciences Info Session

Sept 8th

Maastricht University Info Session (Netherlands)

Sept 8th

Bogazici University Info Session (Turkey)

Sept 9th

Three Campus Program (East Asia)

Sept 9th

Teach preschool children with Jumpstart — Earn Work-Study and a $1,200 scholarship! Apply TODAY!

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Jumpstart Corps members serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods – those who need a “jumpstart” the most – teaching them the vital language and literacy skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. We invite you to join our 2015-16 corps, and make a difference in your community by serving its youngest leaders and learners!

Info Sessions in TCC 410:

-Thurs., 8/27 from 6-7pm

-Wed., 9/2 from 5-6pm

-Fri., 9/4 from 12-1pm

Space is limited, so don’t wait for the info sessions to apply! Apply TODAY at! Please email us with any questions or visit our [] facebook page for more information!

Fall 2015 Portuguese Courses

USC Institute of Armenian Studies: Lunchtime Conversation

Location: Ground Zero Coffeehouse
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The USC Institute of Armenian Studies welcomes international criminal prosecutor Nicholas Koumjian to its series of lunchtime talks at the USC Ground Zero Coffeehouse. Koumjian will be in conversation with USC Professor Hannah Garry. Their topic: Decades After Genocide – Is Justice Possible? The Ottoman government’s systematic annihilation of its Armenian population took place 10 decades ago. The Khmer Rouge’s Killing Fields allowed for the massacre of nearly 2 million people four decades ago in Cambodia. These cases of state violence continue to test the international justice system as jurists, activists and politicians attempt to arrive at some definition of implementable justice.