International affairs is the theme of the first annual dean's seminar to be sponsored next week by the University of the District of Columbia College of Liberal and Fine Arts.

Carribean scholar Cyril L. R. James, a distinguished professor of history at UDC, is the featured guest for the week-long series of events, which are free and open to the public.

James will discuss "Africa and the Carribean in World Affairs" Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., at the First Congressional Church, 10th and G streets NW.

The following seminars are also scheduled: "Art Literature and Society," Wednesday, Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m., room A-05, building 39, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW; "Liberation Movements," Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., ninth floor auditorium, building 17, 929 E St. NW; "Third World Economic Development: The Experience During the Past 20 Years With Independence," Thursday, Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m., room A-05, building 39, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, and "Whither Socialism?" Thursday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., ninth floor auditorium, building 17, 929 E St. NW.

Films on the liberation struggle in Third World countries will be shown daily in room A-05 of building 39, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. For more information, call 727-2394.