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Course ID:ZULU(AFAM) 1001. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary Zulu I
Course
Description:
Fundamentals of the Zulu language and culture which has spread to cover communities in South Africa as well as outside of South African borders to the Southern parts of Zimbabwe, and parts of Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Emphasis will be placed on grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing, and conversational skills.
Athena Title:ELEMENTARY ZULU I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:YORB(AFAM) 1020. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary Yoruba II
Course
Description:
A continuation of Elementary Yoruba I. Increased focus on grammar and culture, reading and conversation.
Athena Title:ELEM YORUBA II
Prerequisite:YORB 1010
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 2000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to African American Studies
Course
Description:
Cultural, social, and historical movements among Americans of African descent.
Athena Title:INTRO AFRI AMER ST
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 2000H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to African American Studies (Honors)
Course
Description:
Cultural, social, and historical movements among Americans of African descent.
Athena Title:INTR AFRI AMER ST H
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ZULU(AFAM) 2001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate Zulu I
Course
Description:
Intensive oral and written training in Zulu, with emphasis on fluent conversation skills and comprehension of literature written in Zulu. The structure of the language will be taught directly and indirectly through written texts and oral assignments, tests, midterm and final exams, and computer-assisted exercises, tests.
Athena Title:INTERMEDIATE ZULU I
Prerequisite:ZULU 1002
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ZULU(AFAM) 2002. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate Zulu II
Course
Description:
A continuation of Intermediate Zulu I. The course will enhance the student's knowledge of Zulu grammar and culture, build on the vocabulary, and intensive knowledge of elementary literature written in the language. It will also help students to understand the interrelationship among language structure, culture, and history of the Zulu speaking people.
Athena Title:INTERMED ZULU II
Prerequisite:ZULU(AFAM) 2001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFAM) 2005. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Religions: An Introduction
Course
Description:
Major and selected contemporary religious groups and movements among African Americans.
Athena Title:INTRO AFRCN AM REL
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:YORB(AFAM) 2010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate Yoruba I
Course
Description:
Focus on developing fluency in spoken and written Yoruba. Oral work geared towards building effective communication in day-to-day situations and functional tasks. Readings in authentic Yoruban texts of increasing complexity. Advanced cultural discussion.
Athena Title:INTERMED YORUBA I
Prerequisite:YORB(AFAM) 1020
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(AFAM) 2020. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Society
Course
Description:
The class, status, and power relations of African Americans as part of both the United States social structure and the African diaspora.
Athena Title:AFRICAN AM SOCIETY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MUSI(AFST)(AFAM) 2080. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Music
Course
Description:
A survey of musical styles created and/or developed by African Americans in North America from c. 17th century to the 21st century. Includes socio-cultural approach drawing from the African heritage to other continental appropriations. Key personalities in the development of the African American music culture and their contributions will also be examined.
Athena Title:African American Music
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in MUSI 2080E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM(AFAM) 2130. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:American Ethnic Cinema
Course
Description:
Cultural history of the most important ethnic film makers in the American cinema from the 1920's to the present, with emphasis on stories and styles of the films, as well as on the underlying economic and social contexts.
Athena Title:AM ETHNIC CINEMA
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM(AFAM) 2130
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PSYC(AFAM) 2150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Understanding Cultural Diversity
Course
Description:
Cross-cultural psychology, including an examination of issues such as conformity, leadership, and attributional style as they vary across different cultures, with consideration of their implications for the emerging world.
Athena Title:Understand Cultural Diversity
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PSYC 2150E
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFAM) 2600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multicultural Black Diaspora Literature
Course
Description:
Multicultural literature of the world-wide dispersion of Africans and people of African descent based on select representative works of African-American, African-Caribbean, and African literature.
Athena Title:BLACK DIASPORA LIT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPCM(AFAM) 2810. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communication in African American Communities
Course
Description:
Rhetorical strategies and patterns of orality in African American communication, communication styles in conflict, and skill development for cultural interaction.
Athena Title:AFRICAN AM COMMUN
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(AFAM) 2820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Race and Ethnicity in America
Course
Description:
The causes and consequences of race and ethnic discrimination in America, with a focus on ethnic competition and conflict.
Athena Title:AM RACE & ETHNICITY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MUSI(AFAM) 2960. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:African American Percussive Music: From Africa to the Americas
Course
Description:
Traditional and contemporary African American percussion music beginning with its African heritage and tracking its development throughout the Americas, with particular emphasis on the United States. Teaching/learning strategies include in-class performance, demonstrations, audiovisuals, and lectures. No previous music performance background is required.
Athena Title:AFR AM PERC MUS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFAM) 3000. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Bible in the Third World
Course
Description:
Interpretations of the Bible in Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the influence upon minority communities in the United States.
Athena Title:BIBLE THIRD WORLD
Prerequisite:RELI 1001 or RELI 1002 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFAM) 3101. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Early African American Experience
Course
Description:
The African background of African Americans, the institution of slavery, the development of the African American community institutions, and African American participation in and impact on the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Athena Title:EARLY AFR AME EXPER
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFAM) 3102. 3 hours.
Course Title:Modern African American Experience
Course
Description:
The twentieth-century struggle for civil rights, black identity, and self-determination. The response to industrialism and urbanization. The role of black institutions and political organizations. The philosophy and tactics of accommodation, integration, and separatism.
Athena Title:MOD AFR AMER EXPER
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM(PSYC) 3150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Black Psychology
Course
Description:
Deconstruction of traditional thought, behavior, and development as well as reconstruction of the same on contemporary terms; testing of nuances and varieties of multicultural and indigenous models. The designs and projected future of the Black Psychology Movement.
Athena Title:INTRO BLACK PSYCH
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(AFAM) 3230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Development of African American Literature
Course
Description:
African American literature since 1773, particularly 1830 to the present: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Dorothy West, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Alice Childress, Lorraine Hansberry, Amiri Baraka, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and August Wilson, including diverse voices rooted in the folk origins for literary forms.
Athena Title:Develop African American Lit
Prerequisite:ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(AFAM) 3300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Perspectives on Racism and Sexism
Course
Description:
Race and gender relations and discrimination around the globe; the origins and practice of race and gender domination and empowerment in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim.
Athena Title:GLOBL RACISM/SEXISM
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(AFAM) 3310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Race and Culture
Course
Description:
Evolution of cultures among racial groups as part of, and in contrast to, Western civilization. Particular attention is given to the ways race and culture intersect to provide styles, practices, and patterns of living for individuals in contemporary society.
Athena Title:RACE AND CULTURE
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:KINS(AFAM) 3580. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sport and the Black Culture
Course
Description:
A cultural analysis of sport and Black cultures. Evolution of sport as a cultural expression in Black communities. Historical patterns and current conditions of Blacks' participation in sport.
Athena Title:Sport and the Black Culture
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM(AFAM) 3820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Interracial Communication
Course
Description:
An applied approach to understanding the significance of interracial communication in Western Society. The societal influences of history, language, and mass media in shaping our knowledge and understanding of positive interracial relationships.
Athena Title:INTERRACIAL COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 3820
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 3880. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Folklore
Course
Description:
African American folk expressions: their functions and their relationships with folk expressions of other peoples. Folk speech (proverbs, riddles, signifying, playing the dozens), folk narrative (animal tales, slave stories, modern legends, jokes, toasts, rap songs), folk songs (African songs, gospel songs, work songs, ballads, blues songs).
Athena Title:AFRICAN AM FOLKLORE
Prerequisite:ENGL 3010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SWAH(AFAM) 3990. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in Swahili Language and Literature
Course
Description:
Independent study and research in Swahili language and literature under the direction of individual faculty members. Focus on reading and analysis of Swahili literary writings (including works in translation).
Athena Title:DIRECTED STUDY
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 4000S/6000S. 3 hours.
Course Title:Service-Learning and Community Engagement
Course
Description:
Through programs developed for local community outreach centers (such as the Boys and Girls Club of Athens), students explore the process of becoming self in a community context by using reading, writing, and performance exercises, plus the crafting of a community performance.
Athena Title:AFAM SVC LEARN
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will be involved in the planning and implementation of the project(s) and may spend time outside of the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 50-75% of overall instructional time. A ten-week portion of the course is dedicated primarily to an outreach program that would be conducted off-campus two out of three class sessions per week.
Prerequisite:AFAM 2000
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(LING)(AFAM) 4040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language Use in the African American Community
Course
Description:
History and structure of the speech and language styles used in the African American community; examination of linguistic and cultural issues that confront the majority of African Americans; the role of the vernacular language of African Americans in society.
Athena Title:AFR AMER LANG USE
Prerequisite:ENGL(LING) 3030 or ENGL(LING) 4005/6005 or LING 2100
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LING(AFAM)(ENGL) 4050/6050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Structure of African American English
Course
Description:
Discussion and analysis of the phonological, morphological, lexical, discourse, and syntactic structures of African American English and their interaction as the grammatical system of language use in the African American community.
Athena Title:STRUCTURE OF AAE
Prerequisite:LING 2100
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFAM) 4055/6055. 3 hours.
Course Title:Historical Survey of African American Thought
Course
Description:
This course examines representative works of such nineteenth- and twentieth-century social, cultural, and political thinkers as Frederick Douglass, Cornel West, Anna J. Cooper, and Angela Davis among other outstanding women and men who have contributed significantly to the intellectual life of the African American community.
Athena Title:SURV AFR AM THOUGHT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST(AFAM) 4060/6060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Black Feminism
Course
Description:
Examination of the ideas and practices of black feminists and womanists. Students will examine African communities within the diaspora, particularly the historical and contemporary debates of black women in the United States, including black womanhood, sexual mythologies and vulnerabilities, class distinctions, and the origins of black feminist thought.
Athena Title:BLACK FEMINISM
Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010
Pre or Corequisite:WMST 1110 or WMST 2010 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFAM) 4201/6201. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Religious History
Course
Description:
The religious traditions of African Americans from Colonial times to the present; major religious movements, personalities, and ideas and their relationship to various aspects of American culture.
Athena Title:AFRCN AM REL HIST
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFAM) 4202/6202. 3 hours.
Course Title:Southern Religious History
Course
Description:
The origins, growth, and current practices of religion in the American South. The interaction between religion and other aspects of Southern culture, such as racial and gender concerns, education, Darwinian science, temperance, and politics.
Athena Title:SOUTHERN REL HIST
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFAM) 4203/6203. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Bible in the Black Church
Course
Description:
Biblical interpretation in black America from 1865 to the present.
Athena Title:BIBLE BLACK CHURCH
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 4250. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:African American Seminar
Course
Description:
In this unique pedagogical method, students will collaborate in researching selected African American archives and then use their results to develop a theatre production, a performance of which will be included in the annual UGA Spotlight on the Arts Festival.
Athena Title:African American Seminar
Prerequisite:AFAM 2000
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFAM)(AFST)(GEOG)(LACS) 4260/6260. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Black and Green Atlantic: Crosscurrents of the African and Irish Diasporas
Course
Description:
An exploration of the comparative dimensions of Black and Irish experiences in the Atlantic world through the study of cultural production from the United States, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Ireland.
Athena Title:The Black and Green Atlantic
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(AFAM) 4370. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Race and Ethnicity
Course
Description:
Special topics in race and ethnicity for advanced undergraduates.
Athena Title:SEM RACE/ETHNICITY
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA(AFAM) 4480/6480. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of African American Drama and Theatre
Course
Description:
The emergence of a distinct and conscious African American theatre in the United States.
Athena Title:HIST OF AF AM DRAMA
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DRAM(AFAM) 4480/6480
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM(DRAM) 4490/6490. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Women in Cinema: Image and Aesthetics
Course
Description:
Selected films by and about African and African American women. A historical/critical overview of the presentation of these women in cinema with emphasis on contemporary African and African American women film makers.
Athena Title:WOMEN CINEMA COLOR
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM(PSYC) 4500E/6500E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychology of Prejudice
Course
Description:
Motivational, cognitive, social, and cultural factors that lead to discrimination in our society and various perspectives found in the research on discrimination.
Athena Title:PSYCH OF PREJUDICE
Prerequisite:(PSYC 1101 or SOCI 1101) and fourth-year student standing
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM(PSYC) 4500/6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Psychology of Prejudice
Course
Description:
Motivational, cognitive, social, and cultural factors that lead to discrimination in our society and various perspectives found in the research on discrimination.
Athena Title:PSYCH OF PREJUDICE
Prerequisite:(PSYC 1101 or SOCI 1101) and senior standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM(SOCI) 4580. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in African American Sociology and Health
Course
Description:
The qualitative and quantitative methods for best assessing the functions of significant issues of performance and social interaction within contemporary African American culture, including, in some instances, the impact on health professions and the theory and delivery of health services. Some topics covered will have slightly more of a cultural implication, replete with systematic analysis; others will take on more of a practice in services.
Athena Title:Topics Afri Amer Soci and Hlth
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(AFAM) 4620. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Poetry
Course
Description:
African American poetry from the colonial period to the present, including slave and folk songs of the mid-nineteenth century, the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's, and contemporary poetry. Emphasis on such figures as Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, Yusef Komunyakaa, Rita Dove, Kevin Young, and others.
Athena Title:AFRICAN AMER POETRY
Prerequisite:(ENGL 2310 or ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2330 or ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2400) and (ENGL 2310 or ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2330 or ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2400 or CMLT 2111 or CMLT 2210 or CMLT 2212 or CMLT 2220 or CMLT 2500)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(AFAM) 4630. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Fiction
Course
Description:
Important African American stories and novels from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including works by such authors as Frances Harper, Jean Toomer, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Alice Walker, and Toni Morrison.
Athena Title:AFRI AMER FICTION
Prerequisite:(ENGL 2310 or ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2330 or ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2400) and (ENGL 2310 or ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2330 or ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2400 or CMLT 2111 or CMLT 2210 or CMLT 2212 or CMLT 2220 or CMLT 2500)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPCM(AFAM) 4810. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Rhetoric and Communication
Course
Description:
The history and criticism of the communication of African American speakers, with emphasis upon oral rhetoric relating to social-political development since 1860.
Athena Title:AFRICAN AM RHET COM
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM(AFAM) 4830/6830. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Relational Communication
Course
Description:
Interpersonal communication within African American relationships from a holistic framework. Historical, sociological, and psychological factors that affect individual behaviors within these relationships, including gender socialization from Africa to America.
Athena Title:AFAM Relational Communication
Prerequisite:COMM 1500 or COMM 3700 or AFAM 2000 or PSYC (AFAM) 2150 or AFAM(PSYC) 3150
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:COMM(AFAM) 4840/6840. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Family Communication
Course
Description:
This course provides students with an opportunity to examine communication within the African American family from an African-centered perspective. It requires students to read and critically examine various theoretical and methodological approaches to the African American family.
Athena Title:AFAM FAMILY COMM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPCM 4840/6840
Pre or Corequisite:AFAM 2000 or PSYC(AFAM) 2150 or AFAM(PSYC) 3150 or COMM 1500
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 4850. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Major Projects in African American Studies
Course
Description:
An independent directed course for advanced undergraduate students with a major interdisciplinary project that goes beyond the disciplinary boundaries of a traditional department. The student has two major projects, one each for Georgia State Leadership, through the Fanning Center, and the Washington Center's Minority Leadership Fellowship Program.
Athena Title:DIR MAJ PROJ AAM
Nontraditional Format:Besides a 20 page paper of revised excellence, a practicum for the project (two months study in The Washington Center's Minority Leader Fellowship Program, for example) will complete a very rigorous enrichment through out-of-class learning.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM(ROML) 4860/6860. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in Afro-Hispanic Identity
Course
Description:
Representations of Africa and African American culture in Hispanic Literature by writers of African descent. By covering a variety of genres, the course will provide discussion about a cultural identity that is constantly in dialogue with dominant discourses. The course will incorporate critical texts.
Athena Title:AFR HISPANIC IDENT
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(AFAM) 4880. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in African American Literature
Course
Description:
Selected topics in African American literature such as African American autobiography, Harlem Renaissance, Gwendolyn Brooks and Richard Wright, and Black American literature and aesthetics.
Athena Title:TOPICS AFR AMER LIT
Prerequisite:(ENGL 2310 or ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2330 or ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2400) and (ENGL 2310 or ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2330 or ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2400 or CMLT 2111 or CMLT 2210 or CMLT 2212 or CMLT 2220 or CMLT 2500)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(AFAM) 4880E. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in African American Literature
Course
Description:
Selected topics in African American literature, such as African American autobiography, Harlem Renaissance, Gwendolyn Brooks and Richard Wright, and Black American literature and aesthetics.
Athena Title:Topics in African American Lit
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:(ENGL 2310 or ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2330 or ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2400) and (ENGL 2310 or ENGL 2320 or ENGL 2330 or ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2400 or CMLT 2111 or CMLT 2210 or CMLT 2212 or CMLT 2220 or CMLT 2500)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 4960H. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READING
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 4970H. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Project (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project leader.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READING
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 4980H. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under a director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READING
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 4990H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Individual research in the major field or in a closely related field.
Athena Title:HONORS THESIS
Nontraditional Format:This course involves the completion of a 40-page paper of original research of publishable undergraduate quality. The format is according to the professional protocols in the discipline.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(AFAM)(LING) 6040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Language Use in the African American Community
Course
Description:
History and structure of the speech and language styles used in the African American community; examination of linguistic and cultural issues that confront the majority of African Americans; the role of the vernacular language of African Americans in society.
Athena Title:AFR AM LANG USE
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 6250. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Seminar
Course
Description:
Examination of a designated topic in the field of African American Studies. The course is interdisciplinary, but may also focus on the instructor of record's primary discipline and/or area of scholarship.
Athena Title:African American Seminar
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(AFAM) 6370. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Course
Description:
The relationships of racial and ethnic groups with each other and with social institutions and processes.
Athena Title:SOC OF RACE/ETHNCTY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(AFAM) 6770. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in African American Literature
Course
Description:
Selected topics in African American literature, such as autobiography, the Harlem Renaissance, Gwendolyn Brooks and Richard Wright, Black American literature and aesthetics.
Athena Title:AFRICAN AM TOPICS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 7500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Graduate Introduction to African American Studies
Course
Description:
History of and current discourse on African American Studies as a discipline encompassing the study of the African diaspora in the Americas, while examining fundamental concepts, research methodologies, and tools of analysis that inform the field. Course is required for the certificate in African American Studies.
Athena Title:GRAD INTRO AFAM
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 7770. 3 hours.
Course Title:Teaching Practicum in African American Studies
Course
Description:
A practicum in the teaching of African American Studies. It blends instructional techniques particular to African American Studies with useful general pedagogical information.
Athena Title:TEACH AFAM
Nontraditional Format:Required for any graduate student seeking a graduate certificate or a TA assignment in African American Studies.
Pre or Corequisite:AFAM 7500
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFAM) 8005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Colloquium in African American History
Course
Description:
Exploration of the rich and varied scholarship constituting the field of African American History. Examination of both the historical content of the assigned books and articles and the historiography. Possible topics include the Civil Rights Movement, United States Slavery, Black Feminism, Historical Memory, and Black Women in Nineteenth-Century America.
Athena Title:COLLOQ IN AFAM HIST
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in HIST(AFAM) 7010
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGL(AFAM) 8720. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in African American Literature
Course
Description:
A detailed examination of selected forms and ideas in the African American tradition.
Athena Title:AFRICAN AM SEM
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFAM 8960. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Reading in African American Studies
Course
Description:
Independent directed reading course for graduate students whose programs of study require courses not available in the regular schedule. It makes the interdisciplinary study of African American culture and theory accessible to students who in traditional departments need to ground their inquiry in a broader context.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READING
Nontraditional Format:The course will usually require a 20-25 page paper of publishable quality. The reading list will be approximately eight full-length books and 6-25 journal articles and chapters.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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