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African American and African Studies B.A.

African-Amer & African Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 30
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
African American & African Studies (AA&AS) is a place to make connections across the complexities of Africa, Black America, and the African diaspora. Multidisciplinary in its approach to learning, AA&AS students are exposed to the pressing challenges of the modern world, as well as possibilities for transformations through the study of African American and African history, literature, and culture, and the study of Africa in global perspectives. The courses present students with tools of inquiry from multiple liberal arts disciplines to make known tremendous diversities and overlapping histories and experiences within the wider black world. AA&AS also offers two African languages, Swahili (spoken throughout East, Central, and South Africa) and Somali, in its undergraduate curriculum. The major curriculum consists of three core courses and seven upper-division elective courses. Many AA&AS graduates have not only been accepted to professional and graduate schools, but have also cultivated their career paths in exciting directions including education, business, medicine, law, the arts, journalism, local and transnational advocacy work, and foreign affairs.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of any second language. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
CLA BA degrees require 4 semesters or the equivalent of a second language. All CLA BA degrees require 18 upper-division (3xxx-level or higher) credits outside the major designator. These credits must be taken in designators different from the major designator and cannot include courses that are cross-listed with the major designator. The major designator for the African American and African Studies BA is AFRO. At least 13 program credits must be completed at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. All major courses must be taken A-F, and grades of C- or better must be earned. At least one upper-division course in the major (AFRO 3xxx-5xxx) must be writing intensive. Students are encouraged to meet with the AA&AS departmental advisor at least once a year. Students who double major and choose to complete the senior project requirement in their other CLA major must take an additional AFRO upper-division elective in order to complete the minimum 30 credits required for graduation. Students may earn a BA or a minor in African American and African studies, but not both. All incoming CLA freshmen must complete the First Year Experience course sequence.
Core Courses
Take one AFRO 1xxx and AFRO 4105 for a total of 6 credits.
AFRO 1012 - Black Worlds in Global Perspective: Challenges and Changes [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 1021 - Introduction to Africa [GP] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 1023W - Introduction to African World Literature [GP, LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 1201 - Racial Formation and Transformation in the United States [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 1911 - Black Reality Television [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
AFRO 4105 - Ways of Knowing in Africa and the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 7 courses for a total of 21 credits. At least one elective must be a Gender-focused Elective.
Take 7 or more course(s) totaling 21 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AFRO 3006 - Impact of African Migrations in the Atlantic World (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3108 - Black Music: A History of Jazz (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3112 - In the Heart of the Beat: the Poetry of Rap (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3125W - Black Visions of Liberation: Ella, Martin, Malcolm, and the Radical Transformation of U.S. Democracy [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3301 - The Music of Black Americans [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3426 - African Americans, Social Policy, and the Welfare State (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3601W - African Literature [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3654 - African Cinema [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3910 - Topics in African American and African Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3920 - Topics in African Studies (4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)
· AFRO 3xxx
· AFRO 4105 - Ways of Knowing in Africa and the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 4112 - The Beat Goes on: Advanced Studies in the Poetry of Rap (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 4910 - Topics in African American and African Studies (1.0-3.0 cr)
· AFRO 4xxx
· AFRO 5101 - Seminar: Introduction to Africa and the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5191 - Seminar: The African American Experience in South Africa (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5551 - Methods: Use of Oral Traditions as Resources for History (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5910 - Topics in African American and African Studies (2.0-4.0 cr)
· AFRO 5993 - Directed Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5xxx
· AFRO 3001 - West African History: Early Times to 1800 [GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3454 - West African History: Early Times to 1800 [GP] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3002 - West African History: 1800 to Present [GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3455 - West African History: 1800 to Present [GP] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3103 - World History and Africa (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5103 - World History and Africa (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3456 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3205 - History of South Africa from 1910 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3435 - History of South Africa from 1910 (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3431 - Early Africa and Its Global Connections [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3431 - Early Africa and Its Global Connections [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3433 - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or APEC 3061 - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3436 - Contemporary African Conflicts: From Somalia to South Africa (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3436 - Contemporary African Conflicts: From Somalia to South Africa (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3593 - The African American Novel (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5593 - The African American Novel (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 3593 - The African American Novel (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 5593 - The African-American Novel (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I [LITR, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ENGL 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I [LITR, WI] (4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II [LITR, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ENGL 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II [LITR, WI] (4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 3627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3655 - African-American Cinema [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 3655 - African-American Cinema [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5655 - African-American Cinema [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3864 - African American History: 1619 to 1865 (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3864 - African American History, 1619-1865 (3.0-4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3865 - African American History: 1865 to the Present (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3865 - African American History, 1865 to Present (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984 (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3856 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984 (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3868W - Race, War, and Race Wars in American History [WI] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3868W - Race, War, and Race Wars in American History [WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 4406 - Black Feminist Thought (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5406 - Black Feminist Thought (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 4406 - Black Feminist Thought in the American and African Diasporas (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 5406 - Black Feminist Thought in the American and African Diasporas (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5181W - Blacks in American Theatre [WI] (3.0 cr)
or TH 5181W - Blacks in American Theatre [WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
or TH 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories (3.0 cr)
or HIST 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories (3.0 cr)
· Gender-focused Elective
Other courses that do not appear on this list may count with prior approval from the departmental adviser.
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· AFRO 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [WI] (3.0 cr)
or AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3402 - Pleasure, Intimacy and Violence (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3402 - Pleasure, Intimacy and Violence (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3592W - Black Women's Life-Writing [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 3592W - Black Women's Life-Writing [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3625W - Women Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5625 - Women Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora (3.0 cr)
Senior Capstone Course
The senior capstone consists of a research paper of 25-40 pages in length. Choose to complete this paper by enrolling in AFRO 4991W, or any AFRO 4xxx/5xxx course (excluding AFRO 4105) that is not being taken as an elective. Students who are interested in rigorous research and one-on-one work with department faculty should take AFRO 4991W. The senior capstone must be chosen in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies.
AFRO 4991W - Thesis Research and Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 4xxx
or AFRO 5xxx
Upper Division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· AFRO 3125W - Black Visions of Liberation: Ella, Martin, Malcolm, and the Radical Transformation of U.S. Democracy [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3601W - African Literature [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3625W - Women Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [WI] (3.0 cr)
or AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3592W - Black Women's Life-Writing [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 3592W - Black Women's Life-Writing [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I [LITR, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ENGL 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I [LITR, WI] (4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II [LITR, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ENGL 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II [LITR, WI] (4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3868W - Race, War, and Race Wars in American History [WI] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3868W - Race, War, and Race Wars in American History [WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5181W - Blacks in American Theatre [WI] (3.0 cr)
or TH 5181W - Blacks in American Theatre [WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
or TH 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present [WI] (3.0 cr)
 
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AFRO 1012 - Black Worlds in Global Perspective: Challenges and Changes (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Challenges/possibilities emerging out of dispersal of Africans and their descendants throughout New World. How dispersion occurred, why it transformed Black worlds over time. Mechanisms of impoverishment. Consequences of global migrations in lives of Africans and peoples of African descent.
AFRO 1021 - Introduction to Africa (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A comparative regional examination of contemporary African challenges and varied struggles using case studies, and a range of analytical parameters. Of particular focus will be issues of political destabilization, social fragmentation,economic disruption; internal displacement and international migration within regional and global contexts.
AFRO 1023W - Introduction to African World Literature (GP, LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Literary voices from Africa, North America, and the Caribbean. Short fiction, prose, poetry, and drama that examines slavery, colonialism, and neo-colonialism. Oral narrative traditions, rites, rituals, customs. Personal/collective cultural identities. Racial, gender, and class dynamics within cultural/social historical contexts.
AFRO 1201 - Racial Formation and Transformation in the United States (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01688 - AAS1201/Afro1201/AmIn1201/Chic
Typically offered: Every Fall
How aggrieved racialized groups struggle over identity, culture, place, and meaning. Histories of racialization. Strategies toward rectification of historical injustices from dispossession, slavery, exploitation, and exclusion.
AFRO 1911 - Black Reality Television (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Many critics date the summer of 2000, when Survivor and Big Brother quickly became ratings juggernauts, as the beginning of the contemporary reality television boom. Within a few short years, shows like College Hill, America's Next Top Model, and Making the Band 2 began pushing the genre to centralize the experiences of black cast members and, today, reality shows that feature solely or predominately black casts are among the most successful of the genre. For some people the proliferation of black reality television has been welcome, while for others it has been a major cause for concern, particularly given the complex history of black representation in U.S. public culture. In this course, we will consider what is at stake in the cultural battles over black reality television, as well as how various intersecting modalities of difference such as race, gender, class, and sexuality affect the conditions under which black reality television programming is produced and consumed.
AFRO 4105 - Ways of Knowing in Africa and the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Impact of European knowledge systems on African world. How peoples on African continent and across African diaspora have produced/defined knowledge. Continuity/change in the way African peoples have thought about and left their epistemological imprints upon the world.
AFRO 3006 - Impact of African Migrations in the Atlantic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
People of African descent through history. Archeology, geography, literature. Migrations/activities in the Atlantic world. African history in the New World. Transfer of African rice growing technology and other skills. Development of African American society in the United States.
AFRO 3108 - Black Music: A History of Jazz
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
The development of jazz in America and in the world, with special emphasis given to the roots or jazz in the African American experience.
AFRO 3112 - In the Heart of the Beat: the Poetry of Rap
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Contemporary African American poetry as expressed by popular culture contributors. Students analyze/evaluate poems used in rap, in context of African American literature, American culture, and aesthetics.
AFRO 3125W - Black Visions of Liberation: Ella, Martin, Malcolm, and the Radical Transformation of U.S. Democracy (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course on the critical thought of Black intellectual-activists and others enmeshed in the struggles for the radical transformation of U.S. democracy. Introduces the following three leaders and activists--Ella Baker, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X--whose work in the building of the Black freedom movement spanned the period from the 1930s to the late 1960s. Course proposition is that their life and times in the struggle for liberation offer important insights into the transformation of the U.S. political economy from the welfare/warfare state to the neoliberal state. These intellectual-activists, as well as others who translate their radical traditions through Black-Brown and Afro-Asian solidarity projects (e.g. Grace Lee Boggs of Detroit) have responded to racial formation in the U.S. and presented not just visions of liberation but concrete alternatives at the grassroots to usher in a more just, egalitarian, and ethical society.
AFRO 3301 - The Music of Black Americans (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Musical contributions of African American artists/innovators from 1619 to present. Apirituals, blues, ragtime, gospel, art music, jazz.
AFRO 3426 - African Americans, Social Policy, and the Welfare State
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Period between New Deal (1930s) and present. History/impact of federal policy (presidential, congressional, judicial) and race on African Americans. Politics of allocation of insurance versus relief in Social Security Act of 1935. Race and expansion of social benefits after World War II. School desegregation. Kennedy¿s civil rights policy, LBJ¿s War on Poverty. Affirmative Action. Warren court. Busing. Conservative retreat from welfare state under Ronald Reagan and George Bush.
AFRO 3601W - African Literature (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Oral/written literature of 19th/20th centuries. Emphasizes literature written in English/French. All readings in English.
AFRO 3654 - African Cinema (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Films by African filmmakers from West, Central, and Southern Africa. Aesthetic, theoretical, and sociocultural issues will be explored through class screenings and critical readings.
AFRO 3910 - Topics in African American and African Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
AFRO 3920 - Topics in African Studies
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
AFRO 3993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual research and study. Prereq-instr consent, dept consent, college consent.
AFRO 4105 - Ways of Knowing in Africa and the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Impact of European knowledge systems on African world. How peoples on African continent and across African diaspora have produced/defined knowledge. Continuity/change in the way African peoples have thought about and left their epistemological imprints upon the world.
AFRO 4112 - The Beat Goes on: Advanced Studies in the Poetry of Rap
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continues/deepens work began in 3112. Aesthetics of rap/poetry. Close readings of rap/poems. Texts/theories employed in development of hip hop aesthetic. prereq: 3112
AFRO 4910 - Topics in African American and African Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
AFRO 5101 - Seminar: Introduction to Africa and the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative frameworks, related theories, and pivotal texts in study of Africa and African Diaspora.
AFRO 5191 - Seminar: The African American Experience in South Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro 5191/Hist 5438
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Ideological, political, religious, and cultural ties that have informed African American and black South African relations from late 18th century to present.
AFRO 5551 - Methods: Use of Oral Traditions as Resources for History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Use of spoken information through time as a source for writing history. Use of canons of history to analyze and critique oral traditions and integrate them into written history.
AFRO 5910 - Topics in African American and African Studies
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics vary by instructor.
AFRO 5993 - Directed Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading/study for qualified seniors and graduate students. prereq: instr consent
AFRO 3001 - West African History: Early Times to 1800 (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02055 - Afro 3001/Hist 3454
Typically offered: Every Fall
West Africa from early times to establishment/histories of states. Relations with North African, Mediterranean, Asian, and American worlds. Non-centralized political authority.
HIST 3454 - West African History: Early Times to 1800 (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02055
Typically offered: Every Fall
West Africa from late early times to establishment/histories of states. Relations with North African, Mediterranean, Asian, American worlds. Non-centralized political authority.
AFRO 3002 - West African History: 1800 to Present (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02056 - Afro 3002/Hist 3455
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
West African history from late 18th century to present. Past/profound changes including new 19th century state formation, European colonialism, post-colonial issues.
HIST 3455 - West African History: 1800 to Present (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02056
Typically offered: Every Spring
West African history from late-18th century to present. Themes include study of continuities with past. Profound changes including new 19th century state formation, European colonialism, post-colonial issues.
AFRO 3103 - World History and Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02054 - Afro 3103/Afro 5103
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Contributions of African American thinkers to making of African history/strategies to rework theoretical/analytical foundations of world history. Writings/intellectual networks of major thinkers whose historical/ethnographic works on Africa spanning nineteenth to twentieth century.
AFRO 5103 - World History and Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02054
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Contributions of African American thinkers to making of African history/strategies to rework theoretical/analytical foundations of world history. Writings/intellectual networks of major thinkers whose historical/ethnographic works on Africa spanning nineteenth to twentieth century. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
AFRO 3120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00788
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Political, cultural, historical linkages between Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbean. Black socio-political movements/radical intellectual trends in late 19th/20th centuries. Colonialism/racism. Protest organizations, radical movements in United States/Europe.
AFRO 5120 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00788 - Afro 3120/Afro 5120/Hist 3456
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Political, cultural, historical linkages between Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbean. Black socio-political movements/radical intellectual trends in late 19th/20th centuries. Colonialism/racism. Protest organizations, radical movements in United States/Europe. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HIST 3456 - Social and Intellectual Movements in the African Diaspora (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00788
Typically offered: Every Fall
Political, cultural, historical linkages between Africans, African-Americans, African-Caribbeans. Socio-political movements/radical intellectual trends in late 19th/20th centuries within African Diaspora. Resistance in Suriname, Guyana, Caribbean. Protest organizations, intellectual discourses, radical movements in United States/Europe.
AFRO 3205 - History of South Africa from 1910
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro 3205/Hist 3435
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
The history of South Africa from the Union to the present. Focus on such issues as African and Afrikaner nationalism, structures of apartheid, forced population removals, divestment and sanctions, and the post-apartheid era.
HIST 3435 - History of South Africa from 1910
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro 3205/Hist 3435
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
History of South Africa from union to present. Focuses on issues such as African/Afrikaner nationalism, structures of apartheid, forced population removals, divestment/sanctions, and post-apartheid era.
AFRO 3431 - Early Africa and Its Global Connections (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00599 - Afro 3431/Hist 3431
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of African history from earliest times to 1800. Focuses on socioeconomic, political, and cultural development in pre-colonial Africa from ancient Egypt through the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
HIST 3431 - Early Africa and Its Global Connections (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00599 - Afro 3431/Hist 3431
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of African history from earliest times to 1800. Focuses on socioeconomic, political, and cultural development in pre-colonial Africa from ancient Egypt through the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
AFRO 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist/Afro 3432
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Socioeconomic, political, and cultural development in Africa, from abolition of trans-Atlantic slave trade through postcolonial era.
HIST 3432 - Modern Africa in a Changing World (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hist/Afro 3432
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of modern African history from early 19th century to present. Focuses on socioeconomic, political, and cultural development in Africa, from abolition of trans-Atlantic slave trade through postcolonial era.
AFRO 3433 - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01744
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major socio-economic challenges that confront post-independence sub-Saharan African countries in quest for sustainable economic development/growth. Causes of persistent poverty/inequality, role of institutions/multinational agencies. Growth in 21st century. prereq: APEC 1101 or ECON 1101
APEC 3061 - Economic Development in Contemporary Africa (GP, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01744 - Afro 3433/ApEc 3061
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major socio-economic challenges that confront post-independence sub-Saharan African countries in quest for sustainable economic development/growth. Causes of persistent poverty/inequality, role of institutions/multinational agencies. Growth in 21st century. prereq: 1101 or ECON 1101
AFRO 3436 - Contemporary African Conflicts: From Somalia to South Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02153
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Historical contexts in which specific contemporary political conflicts developed. Slave trade, colonial conquest, indirect rule, forced labor, discretionary justice. Patterns of human rights violations/socio-political conflict. Cases studies might include Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda.
HIST 3436 - Contemporary African Conflicts: From Somalia to South Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02153 - Afro 3436/Hist 3436
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Historical contexts in which specific contemporary political conflicts developed. Slave trade, colonial conquest, indirect rule, forced labor, discretionary justice, other historical issues. Patterns of human rights violations/ socio-political conflict. Cases studies might include Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda.
AFRO 3593 - The African American Novel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00346 - Afro 3593/Afro 5593/EngL 3593/
Typically offered: Every Spring
Explore African American novelistic traditions. Plot patterns, character types, settings, symbols, themes, mythologies. Creative perspectives of authors themselves. Analytical frameworks from contemporary literary scholarship.
AFRO 5593 - The African American Novel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00346 - Afro 3593/Afro 5593/EngL 3593/
Typically offered: Every Spring
Explore African American novelistic traditions. Plot patterns, character types, settings, symbols, themes, mythologies. Creative perspectives of authors themselves. Analytical frameworks from contemporary literary scholarship.
ENGL 3593 - The African American Novel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00346 - Afro 3593/Afro 5593/EngL 3593/
Typically offered: Every Spring
Explore African American novelistic traditions. Plot patterns, character types, settings, symbols, themes, mythologies. Creative perspectives of authors themselves. Analytical frameworks from contemporary literary scholarship.
ENGL 5593 - The African-American Novel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00346 - Afro 3593/Afro 5593/EngL 5593
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contextual readings of 19th-/20th-century black novelists, including Chesnutt, Hurston, Wright, Baldwin, Petry, Morrison, and Reed.
AFRO 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I (LITR, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01909
Typically offered: Every Fall
African American oral tradition, slave narrative, autobiography, poetry, essay, fiction, oratory, and drama, from colonial era through Harlem Renaissance.
ENGL 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I (LITR, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01909
Typically offered: Every Fall
African American oral tradition, slave narrative, autobiography, poetry, essay, fiction, oratory, and drama, from colonial era through Harlem Renaissance.
AFRO 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II (LITR, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01910
Typically offered: Every Spring
African American oral tradition, autobiography, poetry, essay, fiction, oratory, drama. From after Harlem Renaissance to end of 20th century.
ENGL 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II (LITR, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01910
Typically offered: Every Spring
African American oral tradition, autobiography, poetry, essay, fiction, oratory, drama. From after Harlem Renaissance to end of 20th century.
AFRO 3627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00703 - Afro 3627/Afro 5627/EngL 5597
Typically offered: Every Fall
Review Harlem Renaissance from variety of perspectives. Literary, historical, cultural, political, international. Explore complex patterns of permeation/interdependency between worlds inside/outside of what W.E.B. Du Bois called "Veil of Color."
AFRO 5627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00703
Typically offered: Every Fall
Review Harlem Renaissance from variety of perspectives. Literary, historical, cultural, political, international. Complex patterns of permeation/interdependency between worlds inside/outside of what W.E.B. Du Bois called "the Veil of Color." prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ARTH 3627 - Seminar: Harlem Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00703 - Afro 3627/Afro 5627/ArtH 3627/
Typically offered: Every Fall
Review Harlem Renaissance from variety of perspectives. Literary, historical, cultural, political, international. Explore complex patterns of permeation/interdependency between worlds inside/outside of what W.E.B. Du Bois called "Veil of Color."
AFRO 3655 - African-American Cinema (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00577 - Afro 3655/ArtH 3655/ArtH 5655
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
African American cinematic achievements from silent films of Oscar Micheaux through contemporary Hollywood and independent films. Class screenings, critical readings.
ARTH 3655 - African-American Cinema (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00577 - Afro 3655/ArtH 3655/ArtH 5655
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
African American cinematic achievements from silent films of Oscar Micheaux through contemporary Hollywood and independent films. Class screenings, critical readings.
ARTH 5655 - African-American Cinema (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00577 - Afro 4655/ArtH 3655/ArtH 5655
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
African American cinematic achievements, from silent films of Oscar Micheaux through contemporary Hollywood and independent films. Class screenings, critical readings.
AFRO 3864 - African American History: 1619 to 1865
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Hist 3864
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Importance of dynamics of class, gender, region, and political ideology. Changing nature of race/racism.
HIST 3864 - African American History, 1619-1865
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Hist 3864
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Importance of dynamics of class, gender, region, and political ideology. Changing nature of race/racism.
AFRO 3865 - African American History: 1865 to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Hist 3865
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History of African American men and women from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Discussion of internal migrations, industrialization and unionization, The Great Depression, world wars, and large scale movements for social and political change.
HIST 3865 - African American History, 1865 to Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Hist 3865
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History of African American men and women from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Discussion of internal migrations, industrialization and unionization, The Great Depression, world wars, and large scale movements for social and political change.
AFRO 3866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro 3866/5866
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modern black civil rights struggle in the U.S., i.e., the second reconstruction. Failure of reconstruction, abdication of black civil rights in 19th century. Assault on white supremacy via courts, state, and grass roots southern movement in 1950s and 1960s. Black struggle in north and west. New emphasis on Black Power, by new organizations. Ascendancy of Ronald Reagan, conservative assault on the movement.
AFRO 5866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro 3866/5866
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The "second reconstruction." Failure of Reconstruction, abdication of black civil rights in 19th century. Post-1945 assault on white supremacy via courts/state, grass-roots southern movement in 1950s/1960s. Black struggle in north and west, emphasis on Black Power by new organizations/ideologies/leaders. Ascendancy of Reagan, conservative assault on movement.
HIST 3856 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00790
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modern black civil rights struggle in U.S. Second reconstruction. Failure of reconstruction, abdication of black civil rights in 19th century. Assault on white supremacy via courts, state, grassroots southern movement in 1950s/1960s. Black struggle in north/west.
AFRO 3868W - Race, War, and Race Wars in American History (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02061 - Afro 3868/Hist 3868
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Role that race has played in American war history. Impact that wars have had on race and race relations in the United States and the world. Literature and film.
HIST 3868W - Race, War, and Race Wars in American History (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02061
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Role that race has played in American war history. Impact that wars have had on race and race relations in the United States and the world. Literature, film.
AAS 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013 - Afro 4231/AmIn 4231/Chic 4231
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013 - Afro 4231/AmIn 4231/Chic 4231
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
CHIC 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of the structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AFRO 4406 - Black Feminist Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02005
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critically examine spatiality of African descendant women in Americas/larger black diaspora. Writings from black feminist/queer geographies, history, contemporary cultural criticism. Recent black feminist theorizing.
AFRO 5406 - Black Feminist Thought
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02005
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critically examine spatiality of African descendant women in Americas/larger black diaspora. Writings from black feminist/queer geographies, history, contemporary cultural criticism. Recent black feminist theorizing.
GWSS 4406 - Black Feminist Thought in the American and African Diasporas
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02005
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critically examine spatiality of African descendant women in Americas/larger black diaspora. Writings from black feminist/queer geographies, history, contemporary cultural criticism. Recent black feminist theorizing.
GWSS 5406 - Black Feminist Thought in the American and African Diasporas
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02005 - Afro 4406/Afro 5406/GWSS 4406/
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Critically examines spatiality of African descendant women in Americas/larger black diaspora. Writings from black feminist/queer geographies, history, contemporary cultural criticism. Recent black feminist theorizing.
AFRO 5181W - Blacks in American Theatre (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00962 - Afro 5181/Th 5181
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Historical survey of significant events in the development of American black theater traditions. Essays, plays, playwrights, and theaters from early colonial references to the Black Arts Movement.
TH 5181W - Blacks in American Theatre (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00962 - Afro 5181W/Th 5181W
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Historical survey of significant events in the development of American black theatre traditions. Essays, plays, playwrights, and theatres from early colonial references to the Black Arts Movement.
AFRO 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00963 - Afro 5182W/Th 5182W
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Essays, plays, playwrights, theatres that have contributed to contemporary Black theatre from beginning of Black Arts Movement to present.
TH 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00963 - Afro 5182/Th 5182
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Essays, plays, playwrights, theatres that have contributed to contemporary Black theatre from beginning of Black Arts Movement to present.
AFRO 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02043
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Recent scholarship on social history of Africa. Focuses on new literature on daily lives of ordinary people in their workplaces, communities, households. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
HIST 5932 - The Production of Knowledge, Negotiating the Past, and the Writing of African Histories
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02043 - Afro 5932/Hist 5932
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Recent scholarship on social history of Africa. Focuses on new literature on daily lives of ordinary people in their workplaces, communities, households.
AFRO 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00581 - AAS 3251W/Afro 3251W/Soc 3251W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analytical overview of three major forms of inequalities in the United Sates today: race, class, gender. Focus on these inequalities as relatively autonomous from one another and as deeply connected/intertwined with one another. Intersectionality key to critical understanding of these social forces. Social change possibilities.
AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Race, class, and gender as aspects of social identity, and as features of social organization. Experiences of women of color in the United States. Family life, work, violence, sexuality, and reproduction. Possibilities for social change.
SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Soc 3251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Race, class, and gender as aspects of social identity and as features of social organization. Experiences of women of color in the United States. Family life, work, violence, sexuality/reproduction. Possibilities for social change. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
AFRO 3402 - Pleasure, Intimacy and Violence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02383
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Gender/sexual violence to poststructural, anti-racist theories and debates about social construction of sexuality. How intimacy and violence are co-constituted within normative frameworks of U.S. governmentality. Writings by black feminist criminologists who have linked incarceration, welfare reform, and other forms of state regulation to deeply systemic forms of violence against people of color.
GWSS 3402 - Pleasure, Intimacy and Violence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02383
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Gender/sexual violence to poststructural, anti­racist theories/debates about social construction of sexuality. How intimacy/violence are co­-constituted within normative frameworks of U.S. governmentality. Writings by black feminist criminologists who have linked incarceration, welfare reform, other forms of state regulation to deeply  systemic forms of violence against people of color.
AFRO 3592W - Black Women's Life-Writing (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01616 - Afro 3592W/EngL 3592W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The literature of African American women writers explored in novels, short stories, essays, poetry, autobiographies, and drama from the 18th to the late-20th century.
ENGL 3592W - Black Women's Life-Writing (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01616 - Afro 3592W/EngL 3592W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The literature of African American women writers explored in novels, short stories, essays, poetry, autobiographies, and drama from the 18th to the late-20th century.
AFRO 3625W - Women Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01815 - Afro 3625W/Afro 5625
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Works of black women writers from Europe, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Novels, drama, films, and essays.
AFRO 5625 - Women Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01815 - Afro 3625W/Afro 5625
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Works of black women writers from Europe, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Novels, drama, films, and essays.
AFRO 4991W - Thesis Research and Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Preparing a research paper that satisfies major project requirement. Defining a research problem. Collecting/analyzing data. Writing the research paper. prereq: dept consent
AFRO 3125W - Black Visions of Liberation: Ella, Martin, Malcolm, and the Radical Transformation of U.S. Democracy (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course on the critical thought of Black intellectual-activists and others enmeshed in the struggles for the radical transformation of U.S. democracy. Introduces the following three leaders and activists--Ella Baker, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X--whose work in the building of the Black freedom movement spanned the period from the 1930s to the late 1960s. Course proposition is that their life and times in the struggle for liberation offer important insights into the transformation of the U.S. political economy from the welfare/warfare state to the neoliberal state. These intellectual-activists, as well as others who translate their radical traditions through Black-Brown and Afro-Asian solidarity projects (e.g. Grace Lee Boggs of Detroit) have responded to racial formation in the U.S. and presented not just visions of liberation but concrete alternatives at the grassroots to usher in a more just, egalitarian, and ethical society.
AFRO 3601W - African Literature (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Oral/written literature of 19th/20th centuries. Emphasizes literature written in English/French. All readings in English.
AFRO 3625W - Women Writers of Africa and the African Diaspora (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01815 - Afro 3625W/Afro 5625
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Works of black women writers from Europe, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Novels, drama, films, and essays.
AFRO 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00581 - AAS 3251W/Afro 3251W/Soc 3251W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analytical overview of three major forms of inequalities in the United Sates today: race, class, gender. Focus on these inequalities as relatively autonomous from one another and as deeply connected/intertwined with one another. Intersectionality key to critical understanding of these social forces. Social change possibilities.
AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Race, class, and gender as aspects of social identity, and as features of social organization. Experiences of women of color in the United States. Family life, work, violence, sexuality, and reproduction. Possibilities for social change.
SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Soc 3251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Race, class, and gender as aspects of social identity and as features of social organization. Experiences of women of color in the United States. Family life, work, violence, sexuality/reproduction. Possibilities for social change. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
AFRO 3592W - Black Women's Life-Writing (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01616 - Afro 3592W/EngL 3592W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The literature of African American women writers explored in novels, short stories, essays, poetry, autobiographies, and drama from the 18th to the late-20th century.
ENGL 3592W - Black Women's Life-Writing (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01616 - Afro 3592W/EngL 3592W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The literature of African American women writers explored in novels, short stories, essays, poetry, autobiographies, and drama from the 18th to the late-20th century.
AFRO 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I (LITR, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01909
Typically offered: Every Fall
African American oral tradition, slave narrative, autobiography, poetry, essay, fiction, oratory, and drama, from colonial era through Harlem Renaissance.
ENGL 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I (LITR, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01909
Typically offered: Every Fall
African American oral tradition, slave narrative, autobiography, poetry, essay, fiction, oratory, and drama, from colonial era through Harlem Renaissance.
AFRO 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II (LITR, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01910
Typically offered: Every Spring
African American oral tradition, autobiography, poetry, essay, fiction, oratory, drama. From after Harlem Renaissance to end of 20th century.
ENGL 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II (LITR, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01910
Typically offered: Every Spring
African American oral tradition, autobiography, poetry, essay, fiction, oratory, drama. From after Harlem Renaissance to end of 20th century.
AFRO 3868W - Race, War, and Race Wars in American History (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02061 - Afro 3868/Hist 3868
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Role that race has played in American war history. Impact that wars have had on race and race relations in the United States and the world. Literature and film.
HIST 3868W - Race, War, and Race Wars in American History (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02061
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Role that race has played in American war history. Impact that wars have had on race and race relations in the United States and the world. Literature, film.
AFRO 5181W - Blacks in American Theatre (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00962 - Afro 5181/Th 5181
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Historical survey of significant events in the development of American black theater traditions. Essays, plays, playwrights, and theaters from early colonial references to the Black Arts Movement.
TH 5181W - Blacks in American Theatre (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00962 - Afro 5181W/Th 5181W
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Historical survey of significant events in the development of American black theatre traditions. Essays, plays, playwrights, and theatres from early colonial references to the Black Arts Movement.
AFRO 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00963 - Afro 5182W/Th 5182W
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Essays, plays, playwrights, theatres that have contributed to contemporary Black theatre from beginning of Black Arts Movement to present.
TH 5182W - Contemporary Black Theatre: 1960-Present (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00963 - Afro 5182/Th 5182
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Essays, plays, playwrights, theatres that have contributed to contemporary Black theatre from beginning of Black Arts Movement to present.