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Undergraduate African American Studies

2017 Fall Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO BLACK CULTURE (DV)(GE)

African American Studies 100

This course is an introduction to the experiences, literature, art and music of Black people. Emphasis will be placed on major Black contributions to American culture. Special attention will be paid to Black studies as a discipline.


3 Units

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE (DV)(GE)

African American Studies 270

This course provides lower level undergraduate students with systematic sociological understanding of the historical and current experiences of African American people.


3 Units

BLACK POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THOUGHT (DV)

African American Studies 365

This course will utilize a Pan-African approach to provide an organized and systematic pattern of social and political ideologies/thought put forth by Black publicists and theorists concerning the organization of their society. As such, it will survey the principal personalities and major protest movements that have emerged in the Diaspora African Community, as well as pay special attention to selected African ideologies and personalities involved in shaping Black political and social thought.


3 Units

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF AFRICA

African American Studies 461

The course will critically analyze the political events, major problems, processes and trends in Sub-Saharan African politics and society. It will also attempt to examine the prospects for economic development and democracy in contemporary Africa. Some African countries will be selected for special attention.


2-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

African American Studies 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

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