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African American Studies (AFAM)
Course Offerings
1000 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN
AMERICAN STUDIES..........................(3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English
Qualifying Examination or equivalent courses.
Explores the history and development of African
American Studies as a discipline.
1010 PAN-AFRICANISM AND
W.E.B. DUBOIS.................................(3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English
Qualifying Examination or equivalent courses.
Explores the history and ideology of Pan-Africanism
through the ideas of W.E.B. DuBois, George Padmore,
Kwame Nkrumah, and the Negritude movement.
1020 CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND THE
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE....................(3)
Provides students with a knowledge of the role cultural
pluralism has played in defining the American
ethos using a team taught, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural
framework.
2000 SPECIAL TOPICS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN
STUDIES..........................................(3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English
qualifying examination or consent of instructor.
Focused study of a selected topic in African American
studies. May be repeated under different topics for up
to 6 credit hours.
2010 AFRICAN CULTURE, SOCIETY, AND
POLITICS..........................................(3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of university
qualifying examinations.
African philosophical thought, African political developments,
practice of socialism and Marxism, African
political economy, emphasis on wealth, geography,
political diversity, international relations, concepts of
cosmology and axiology.
2020 AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN
LEADERSHIP....................................(3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of university
qualifying examinations.
Review and compare the readings in the works of such
African and African American thinkers as Kwame Nkrumah,
Frantz Fanon, Frances Cress Welsing, Martin
Luther King, Jr., Leopold Senghor, Malcolm X, Cheik
Anta Diop, and W.E.B. DuBois.
2450 YORUBA RELIGION AND CULTURE.......(3)
Yoruba creation stories, metaphysical concepts, religious
rites and practices in their traditional and contemporary
context as found throughout the African
Diaspora. Field trips required.
2900 BLACK WOMEN IN AFRICA AND THE
DIASPORA........................................(3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of university
qualifying examinations.
Explores the similarities and differences in specific
cultural environments and issues involving family,
work, sexuality, activism, literary productivity and
male-female relationships.
3000 AFRICAN AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
STUDY.............................................(3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English
qualifying examination or consent of instructor.
Staff-directed study in special topics.
3010 AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES
RESEARCH.......................................(3)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of qualifying examinations
or equivalent courses and Junior or Senior
level standing; or consent of Department.
Using the internet, the library, and other resources to
locate information about African-Americans. Introduction
to quantitative data analysis using SPSS or excel.
3500 SEMINAR IN AFRICAN AMERICAN
STUDIES..........................................(3)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the qualifying
examinations or equivalent courses.
An in-depth critical examination of scholarly works
in the field of African American studies by writers
such as DuBois, Cooper, Garvey, Baraka, Washington,
Woodson, and Diop. May be taken three times for
credit if the topics are different.
3510 BLACK CHICAGO...............................(3)
Intellectual and interdisciplinary study of Bronzeville
(historical Black Chicago) through the works of sociologists
historians, visual artists and writers.
4000 SENIOR CAPSTONE TUTORIAL............(2)
Prerequisites: African American studies major and
senior standing
Design, implement, and complete a field project.
Demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge and
critical thinking skills acquired during the undergraduate
education.

Interdisciplinary African American Studies Courses
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AF L 1010African Languages/ Culture
AF L 1020African Languages/ Culture II
AF L 1100African Cultural Influence
ANTH 2120Cultures of Africa
ANTH 2140Africa & Afro-America
ART 3130 African Art
ART 4121 African American Diaspora Art
ART 4122 Congo-Angola & South African Art
ART 2545 West African Adinkra Cloth
ART 4120  African American Art
CMAT 2140African American Theater
CMAT 2310African American Cinema
ELCF4610 Educational Issues Black Community
ENG4321  Black Women Writers
ENG4322 Black American Poetry
ENG4323 Wright/Ellison/ Baldwin
ENG4324 Gwendolyn Brooks Seminar
ENG4332 Black American Fiction
ENG4334 Image of Blacks in American Fiction
ENG4370 American Ethnic Experience Literature
ENG4382Harlem Renaissance
ENG4384 African-American Autobiography
ENG4386 Morrison/Walker/Hurston
FL&L 2190 Afro-Hispanic Culture & Language
FL&L 2660 Afro-Hispanic Literature
FREN 4303 Francophone African Literature & Film
GEOP 3060 Geography of Africa
HIST1840 African Civilization
HIST2300Caribbean World
HIST2710 African American Experience
HIST2840 Africa to 1800
HIST 2850Africa since 1800
HIST 4020History of African American Women
HIST 4050Civil Rights Movement
HIST 4110Race Labor US History
HIST 4500History of African Americans to 1900
HIST 4510African Americans in the 20th Century
HIST 4530History of East Africa
HIST 4540History of Southern Africa
HIST 4550Modern Africa
HIST 4560Slavery: Atlantic World
HIST 4570History of Haiti
HIST 4830Black Church America
HIST 4840West Africa
HIST 4860Ancient Africa
HIST 4387Key Problems African History
MUS 2215African American Music
MUS 2216Jazz/Pop Music History I
MUS 2217Jazz/Pop Music History II
MUS 2286Afro-Caribbean Music
MUS 4021History of Jazz
MUS 4040Music of Africa
PHIL 2710Philosophical Issues: Race and Society
PHIL 2720 African American Philosophical Perspectives
POL2600 African Political Development
POL 3510 Black Politics in America
PSYC 3200Psychological Problems of Afro-Americans
PSYC 3240Psychological Assessment of Afro-Americans

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