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AAMS 199 - Gen African Amer Studies Elect

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 299 - Gen African-Amer Studies Elect

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 300 - Introduction to African American Studies (3).
Description: A chronological study of the African/Black experience from a number of perspectives: history, politics, economics, sociology, psychology, religion, art, music, including a study of the evolution of black political and social thought, political engagement and protest, and the struggle to enact social change. Notes: Offered in fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Historical Perspective

AAMS 303 - Geography of Africa (3).
Description: Geography of Africa presents Africa's physical environment, its sociocultural diversity, its colonial heritage, and its economic development. Notes: Cross-listed with GEOG 303. Offered in fall. Prerequisites: GEOG 101 or 103. Sophomore status or permission of the instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 308 - American Ethnic History (3).
Description: A study of the experiences of Indians, Jews, European immigrants, Afro-Americans, Chinese, Japanese, Mexicans, and Puerto Ricans in the United States. Notes: Cross-listed with HIST 308.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 314 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3).
Description: Review of sociological concepts, theories, and evidence pertaining to race and ethnicity in crosscultural, historical, and modern settings. Notes: Cross-listed with SOCL 314. Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: SOCL 101 or 201.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 315 - Urban Politics & Policy (3).
Description: The study of politics, government operations and public policy in metropolitan areas. Notes: Cross-listed with PLSC 315. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with grade of C or better, or permission of the instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 317 - African American Politics & Policy (3).
Description: This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Black political experience in the United States. It considers relevant historical background and context, the constitutional framework of American government, and the nature of interactions with the main institutions of government. What is more, the course focuses on the role and participation of Blacks in US government and politics as well as the role of political parties, independent group politics, and social movements. In the process, the course highlights the black struggle for freedom, justice, equality, and full inclusion in the American political community. The role of race, class, and gender in African American politics is a concomitant focus of the course. Notes: Cross-listed with PLSC 317. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 or AAMS 300 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 318 - African American Literature (3).
Description: Chronological survey of the writings of African Americans with emphasis on contemporary writers. Notes: Cross-listed with ENGL 312. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: ENGL 211 or AAMS 300 or Permission of Instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 319 - Race and Ethnic Politics in the United States (3).
Description: This course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the significance of race and ethnicity in American politics and policymaking. Rooted in theories of race, racism, and political economy, the course considers relevant historical background, the constitutional framework of American government, and the nature of interactions between whites, blacks, Latinos, Asian and Pacific Islanders, and Indians peoples and the main institutions of government. Notes: Cross-listed with PLSC 319. Offered periodically. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with grade of C or better or AAMS 300 or permission of the instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 322 - Sociology of Contemporary Africa (3).
Description: A study of society and culture in Africa today with a focus on economic and political issues; social institutions such as the family and religion; and social issues such as AIDS, gender, and the environment. Notes: Cross-listed with SOCL 320. Offered in spring and fall. Prerequisites: SOCL 101 or 201 or ANTH 201 or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 323 - Cultures of Africa (3).
Description: A study of African cultures which includes family life, government, economics, education, and religion. Notes: Cross-listed with ANTH 323.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 337 - Early Africa (3).
Description: This course is a general introduction to African studies and offers a cursory examination of the culture and history of the region during the pre colonial epoch. The scope of this class will be wide necessitating a selective approach that will focus upon the ways in which Africans have shaped their own past and the ways in which Africa has interacted with the world system. Throughout the course we will focus on the construction of Africa's past in light of the varying tools and methods used to write about African antiquity . Consequently some of the major topics we will address in this course will include: historiography, methodology and interdisciplinary approach, the utility of oral tradition, population movements, religion and ideology, the Bantu expansion, Medieval African empires, trans-Saharan trade, Islam, slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Ancient Egypt and diffusionism, and the origins of Homo sapiens. Notes: Cross-listed with HIST 337. Offered in fall.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 338 - Government and Politics of Africa (3).
Description: Examination of historical and contemporary political issues, political forces, and government institutions in Africa. Notes: Cross-listed with PLSC 338. Prerequisites: AAMS 300 or PLSC 205 and 207 or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 339 - Modern Africa (3).
Description: This course is a general introduction to African studies and offers a cursory examination of the culture and history of the colonial period to modern times. The scope of this class will be wide necessitating a selective approach that will focus upon the ways in which Africans have shaped their own past and the ways in which Africa has interacted with the world system. Consequently some of the major topics we will address in this course will include: the Impact of Colonialism, Negritude, Dependency theory, Imperialism, Legitimate trade, issues of Nationalism and Modernity and Africa. Notes: Cross-listed with HIST 338. Offered in spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 390 - Selected Topics in African American Studies (3).
Description: Topics to be chosen by the instructor. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit. Offered variable times.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 399 - Gen African American Stu Elect

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 509 - African American History (3).
Description: A survey of the experiences and contributions of blacks from the African origins to the present. Notes: Cross-listed with HIST 509.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 518 - Politics of the American South (3).
Description: Focuses on the unique politics of the South. It places Southern politics in its theoretical and historical context and examines the central role of race in southern politics as well as regional importance to national issues. Notes: Cross-listed with PLSC 518. Prerequisites: PLSC 201 with a grade of C or better, or graduate status, or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 551 - African American Political Thought (3).
Description: This course explores the historical struggle of African Americans to assess their identity in relationship to their legal and social oppression. In reflecting on the work of Audre Lourde, W.E.B. Dubois, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Toni Morrison, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Cornell West, Mark Twain and others, we will angle in on the question of black identity from a variety of perspectives. Particular attention will be paid to the relationship between these articulations of "blackness" and the historical and political settings in which they arise. Informed class discussion will be emphasized. Students are expected to write a term paper and to present it to the class. Notes: Cross-listed with PLSC 551. Prerequisites: AAMS 300 or HMXP 102 or permission of instructor or graduate status.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 551H - African American Political Thought (3).

3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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AAMS 561 - The History of the Caribbean (3).
Description: The study of socioeconomic and political trends of the major islands off the Caribbean Sea from the colonial period to the present. Notes: Cross-listed with HIST 561.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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