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African American Studies (AFAM) Course Offerings

1000 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the English

qualifying examination or consent of instructor.

Staff-directed study in special topics.





3010 AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES RESEARCH

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

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

Intellectual and interdisciplinary study of Bronzeville

(historical Black Chicago) through the works of sociologists

historians, visual artists and writers.





4000 SENIOR CAPSTONE TUTORIAL

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

See course catalog for full descriptions Catalog



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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