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Catalogue 2017-2018

Course Descriptions


 

Africana Studies: I. Introductory

   •  AFRS 100 - Introduction to Africana Studies
   •  AFRS 101 - Martin Luther King Jr.
   •  AFRS 104 - Religion, Prisons, and the Civil Rights Movement
   •  AFRS 105 - Issues In Africana Studies
   •  AFRS 106 - Elementary Arabic
   •  AFRS 107 - Elementary Arabic
   •  AFRS 109 - Beyond the Veil and Islamic Terrorism: Modern Arabic Literature
   •  AFRS 112 - An Introduction to Islam
   •  AFRS 141 - Tradition, History and the African Experience
   •  AFRS 175 - Mandela: Race, Resistance and Renaissance in South Africa

Africana Studies: II. Intermediate

   •  AFRS 202 - Black Music
   •  AFRS 205 - Arab Women Writers
   •  AFRS 207 - Intermediate Arabic
   •  AFRS 208 - Intermediate Arabic
   •  AFRS 209 - From Homer to Omeros
   •  AFRS 211 - Islam in Europe and the Americas
   •  AFRS 212 - Arabic Literature and Culture
   •  AFRS 217 - Prisons, Community Reentry, and Critical issues in the Criminal Justice System
   •  AFRS 227 - The Harlem Renaissance and its Precursors
   •  AFRS 228 - African American Literature
   •  AFRS 229 - Black Intellectual History
   •  AFRS 232 - African American Cinema
   •  AFRS 234 - Creole Religions of the Caribbean
   •  AFRS 235 - The Civil Rights Movement in the United States
   •  AFRS 236 - Imprisonment and the Prisoner
   •  AFRS 242 - Brazil in Crisis: Continuity and Change in Portuguese America
   •  AFRS 244 - Indian Ocean
   •  AFRS 245 - Making Waves: Topics in Feminist Activism
   •  AFRS 246 - French Speaking Cultures and Literatures of Africa and the Caribbean
   •  AFRS 247 - The Politics of Difference
   •  AFRS 248 - Racial and Ethnic Group Politics in Popular Culture
   •  AFRS 249 - Latino/a Formations
   •  AFRS 250 - Language, Culture, and Society
   •  AFRS 251 - Topics in Black Literatures
   •  AFRS 252 - Writing the Diaspora: Verses/Versus
   •  AFRS 253 - Topics in American Literature
   •  AFRS 254 - The Arts of Eastern, Southern, Central and Western Africa
   •  AFRS 256 - Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism
   •  AFRS 257 - Genre and the Postcolonial City
   •  AFRS 258 - Environment and Culture in the Caribbean
   •  AFRS 259 - Settler Colonialism in a Comparative Perspective
   •  AFRS 260 - International Relations of the Third World: Bandung to 9/11
   •  AFRS 264 - African American Women's History
   •  AFRS 265 - Slavery and Freedom in the U.S.
   •  AFRS 266 - Art, Urgency, and Everyday Life in the United States
   •  AFRS 267 - African American History, 1865-Present
   •  AFRS 270 - The Black Power Movement
   •  AFRS 271 - Perspectives on the African Past: Africa Before 1800
   •  AFRS 272 - Modern African History
   •  AFRS 275 - Caribbean Discourse
   •  AFRS 277 - Crossings: Literature without Borders
   •  AFRS 283 - Gender, Sexuality and Abolitionist Activism
   •  AFRS 290 - Field Work
   •  AFRS 298 - Independent Work
   •  AFRS 299 - Research Methods

Africana Studies: III. Advanced

   •  AFRS 300 - Senior Thesis or Project
   •  AFRS 307 - Upper-Intermediate Arabic
   •  AFRS 308 - Upper-Intermediate Arabic
   •  AFRS 311 - Advanced Arabic
   •  AFRS 319 - Race and its Metaphors
   •  AFRS 326 - Challenging Ethnicity
   •  AFRS 330 - Religion, Critical Theory and Politics
   •  AFRS 346 - Race and Gender in Judicial Politics
   •  AFRS 351 - Africana Studies Seminar
   •  AFRS 352 - Redemption and Diplomatic Imagination in Postcolonial Africa
   •  AFRS 360 - Black Business and Social Movements in the Twentieth Century
   •  AFRS 362 - Text and Image
   •  AFRS 365 - Race and the History of Jim Crow Segregation
   •  AFRS 366 - Art and Activism in the United States
   •  AFRS 370 - Transnational Literature
   •  AFRS 373 - Slavery and Abolition in Africa
   •  AFRS 374 - The African Diaspora
   •  AFRS 378 - Black Paris
   •  AFRS 382 - Race and Popular Culture
   •  AFRS 384 - Prophetic Praxis of Liberation
   •  AFRS 399 - Senior Independent Work

American Sign Language: I. Introductory

   •  ASL 105 - Beginning American Sign Language
   •  ASL 106 - Beginning American Sign Language

American Sign Language: II. Intermediate

   •  ASL 210 - Intermediate American Sign Language
   •  ASL 211 - Intermediate American Sign Language

American Studies: Required Courses

   •  AMST 100 - Introduction to American Studies
   •  AMST 105 - Introduction to Native American Studies
   •  AMST 250 - America in the World
   •  AMST 302 - Senior Thesis or Project
   •  AMST 303 - Senior Thesis or Project
   •  AMST 313 - Multidisciplinary Research Methods
   •  AMST 315 - Senior Project Seminar

American Studies: Core Courses

   •  AMST 101 - The Art of Reading and Writing
   •  AMST 160 - Art and Social Change in the United States
   •  AMST 177 - Special Topics
   •  AMST 203 - These American Lives: New Journalisms
   •  AMST 207 - Commercialized Childhoods
   •  AMST 231 - Native American Literature
   •  AMST 252 - The American Military at Home and Abroad
   •  AMST 258 - Studies in Sound
   •  AMST 262 - Native American Women
   •  AMST 266 - Art, Urgency, and Everyday Life in the United States
   •  AMST 290 - Field Work
   •  AMST 297 - Readings in American Studies
   •  AMST 298 - Independent Study
 

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