Africana Studies Major

The major consists of nine courses,  Students are strongly advised to take AFR 202 before enrolling in any further courses for the major.  At least four courses for the major must be taken from the list of core courses below.  These must include:

  • At least one course in each of three geographical areas:  continental Africa; the Caribbean and Latin America; and the United States and Europe.
  • At least one course in each of three disciplinary areas:  Cultural Production and Expression, Historical Investigation, and Social and Structural Analysis.
  • At least three courses at the 300 level or above.

Students may take as many as three courses from the list of electives below; such courses must be approved by the program director or disciplinary adviser.  In addition, students must complete either an individual study or an honors study in Africana Studies.

Core Requirements

One course in Geographical Area Continental Africa:

AFR 103/AMS 102/CRE 104/HIS 103AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS TO 1870

4

AFR 165/ANT 166/CRE 165/DAN 165/REL 165AAFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE I

4

AFR 253/HIS 253AFRICA IN THE AMERICAS

4

AFR 265/ANT 265/CRE 265/DAN 265AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE II

4

AFR 332/FRH 332ART/DEMOCRATIZATION OF AFRICA

4

AHI 206/ANT 206INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN ART

4

AHI 356/ANT 356/CRE 356IMAGIN OTHERNESS VISUAL CULTR

4

DAN 118DRUMMING

2

DAN 162/AFR 162WEST AFRICAN DANCE I

4

DAN 262/AFR 262WEST AFRICAN DANCE II

4

ENG 311AFRICAN NOVELS

4

FRH 314/CRE 314/GWS 314/AFR 314FORBIDDEN SEX IN AFR & CARIBB

4

FRH 325FRANCOPHNE AFR THR CONVERSATN

4

FYS 145DAFROFUTURISM

4

GOV 324HUMAN RIGHTS IN WORLD POL

4

HIS 103/AFR 103/AMS 102/CRE 104AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS TO 1870

4

HIS 227/AMS 227/CRE 227AFRICAN AMER HIST 1619-1865

4

HIS 245/AFR 245/CRE 244MOD AFRICAN HIST:1870-PRESENT

4

HIS 250ISS HIST MOD AFR 1884-PRES

4

HIS 346/AFR 346/GWS 346AFRICAN WOMEN IN COMP PERSP

4

HIS 415EAST AFRICA SINCE 1945

4

HIS 429YOUTH & SOC MOVEMNT IN AFRICA

4

*African language courses

ENG 311AFRICAN NOVELS

4

One course in Geographical Area Latin America and the Caribbean:

AFR 165/ANT 166/CRE 165/DAN 165/REL 165AAFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE I

4

AFR 223/GWS 223GEN/SEXLTY/RACE IN CARIBB CULT

4

AFR 260/ANT 260ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE CARIBBEAN

4

AFR 265/ANT 265/CRE 265/DAN 265AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE II

4

FRH 314/CRE 314/GWS 314/AFR 314FORBIDDEN SEX IN AFR & CARIBB

4

FRH 407/CRE 407LA CARAIBE FRANCOPHONE

4

FRH 435EXPLR FRENCH & HAITIAN REVOLUT

4

HIS 114LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN

4

HIS 212"RACE" COLONIAL LATIN AMER

4

HIS 216MODERN LATIN AMERICA

4

HIS 331A HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN

4

HIS 327/AFR 327/GIS 327/REL 327REL/POWR/SOCIETY IN MOD AFRICA

4

SPA 310LIT OF HISPANIC CARIBBEAN

4

SPA 329CARIBB COMMUNITIES IN THE U.S.

4

SPA 330LIT IMAG & AFR DIAS IN LAT AM

4

One course in the Geographical Area United States and Europe:

AFR 117/AMS 117/MUS 117HISTORY OF JAZZ

4

AFR 123/AMS 123/ENG 123/GWS 123INTRO TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIT

4

AFR 205/HIS 205HISTORY OF THE SOUTH

4

AFR 206/HIS 206THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCT

4

AFR 240/ANT 240BLACK PARIS/BLACK NEW YORK

4

AFR 253/HIS 253AFRICA IN THE AMERICAS

4

AFR 276/CRE 276/PHI 276PHILOSOPHY OF RACE AND RACISM

4

AFR 299/HIS 299CASES AND HISTORY OF EQUALITY

4

AFR 306/GWS 306ADV READNGS OF FEMINIST THEORY

4

AFR 309/AMS 309/GWS 309/HIS 309HIST OF SLAVERY/EMANC IN AMER

4

AFR 321/CRE 321/GWS 321/HMD 321CHILD/FAMIL MULTI-CUL SOC

4

AFR 326/CRE 326/GWS 326/ENG 326BLACK GENRE FICTION

4

AFR 330/AMS 330/GWS 330/HIS 330HIST OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH

4

AFR 333/CRE 333/FRH 333/PHI 333EXISTENCE IN BLACK(IN ENGLISH)

4

AFR 335/AMS 335/CRE 336/ENG 355/GWS 335BLACK WOMEN IN PRINT & SCREEN

4

AFR 395/AMS 395/CRE 395/FLM 395B/GWS 395CHANG THE IMAGE: BLACK CINEMA

4

DAN 114/AFR 114INTRODUCTION TO HIP HOP DANCE

4

DAN 214/AFR 214HIP HOP DANCE II

4

ECO 341ECONOMICS OF THE FAMILY

4

ECO 402ECONOMICS OF DISCRIMINATION

4

EDU 270TEACH/LEARN FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

4

FRH 422BLACK BLANC BEUR CINEMA/LIT

4

FRH 435EXPLR FRENCH & HAITIAN REVOLUT

4

FYS 145DAFROFUTURISM

4

HIS 225/AMS 225/CRE 225/AFR 225AFRICAN AMER HIST 1865-PRESENT

4

HIS 227/AMS 227/CRE 227AFRICAN AMER HIST 1619-1865

4

HIS 458/AMS 458/CRE 458CIV RIGHTS IN NORTH, 1925-1975

4

HIS 460/AMS 460/AFR 460BLACK FREEDOM STRUGGLE

4

MUS 207JAZZ IMPROVISATION

4

SOC 203/CRE 203IMMIGRATION IN URBAN CONTEXT

4

SOC 208/GWS 209/AFR 208RACE/GENDER AND THE MASS MEDIA

4

SOC 293SOCIOLOGY OF INEQUALITY

4

SOC 310/CRE 310/AFR 310RACIAL IDENTITY IN AMERICA

4

SOC 408MIDDLE CLASS MINORITIES

4

One course in Disciplinary Area for Cultural Production and Expression:

AFR 117/AMS 117/MUS 117HISTORY OF JAZZ

4

AFR 123/AMS 123/ENG 123/GWS 123INTRO TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIT

4

AFR 165/ANT 166/CRE 165/DAN 165/REL 165AAFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE I

4

AFR 265/ANT 265/CRE 265/DAN 265AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE II

4

AFR 326/CRE 326/GWS 326/ENG 326BLACK GENRE FICTION

4

AFR 332/FRH 332ART/DEMOCRATIZATION OF AFRICA

4

AFR 333/CRE 333/FRH 333/PHI 333EXISTENCE IN BLACK(IN ENGLISH)

4

AFR 335/AMS 335/CRE 336/ENG 355/GWS 335BLACK WOMEN IN PRINT & SCREEN

4

AFR 395/AMS 395/CRE 395/FLM 395B/GWS 395CHANG THE IMAGE: BLACK CINEMA

4

AHI 206/ANT 206INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN ART

4

AHI 356/ANT 356/CRE 356IMAGIN OTHERNESS VISUAL CULTR

4

DAN 114/AFR 114INTRODUCTION TO HIP HOP DANCE

4

DAN 118DRUMMING

2

DAN 162/AFR 162WEST AFRICAN DANCE I

4

DAN 214/AFR 214HIP HOP DANCE II

4

DAN 262/AFR 262WEST AFRICAN DANCE II

4

ENG 311AFRICAN NOVELS

4

FYS 145DAFROFUTURISM

4

FRH 314/CRE 314/GWS 314/AFR 314FORBIDDEN SEX IN AFR & CARIBB

4

FRH 325FRANCOPHNE AFR THR CONVERSATN

4

FRH 407/CRE 407LA CARAIBE FRANCOPHONE

4

FRH 422BLACK BLANC BEUR CINEMA/LIT

4

FRH 435EXPLR FRENCH & HAITIAN REVOLUT

4

SPA 310LIT OF HISPANIC CARIBBEAN

4

SPA 329CARIBB COMMUNITIES IN THE U.S.

4

SPA 330LIT IMAG & AFR DIAS IN LAT AM

4

MUS 207JAZZ IMPROVISATION

4

*African language courses

One course in Disciplinary Area for Historical Investigation:

AFR 103/AMS 102/CRE 104/HIS 103AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS TO 1870

4

AFR 205/HIS 205HISTORY OF THE SOUTH

4

AFR 206/HIS 206THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCT

4

AFR 253/HIS 253AFRICA IN THE AMERICAS

4

AFR 299/HIS 299CASES AND HISTORY OF EQUALITY

4

AFR 309/AMS 309/GWS 309/HIS 309HIST OF SLAVERY/EMANC IN AMER

4

AFR 330/AMS 330/GWS 330/HIS 330HIST OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH

4

HIS 103/AFR 103/AMS 102/CRE 104AFRICAN CIVILIZATIONS TO 1870

4

HIS 114LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN

4

HIS 212"RACE" COLONIAL LATIN AMER

4

HIS 216MODERN LATIN AMERICA

4

HIS 225/AMS 225/CRE 225/AFR 225AFRICAN AMER HIST 1865-PRESENT

4

HIS 227/AMS 227/CRE 227AFRICAN AMER HIST 1619-1865

4

HIS 245/AFR 245/CRE 244MOD AFRICAN HIST:1870-PRESENT

4

HIS 250ISS HIST MOD AFR 1884-PRES

4

HIS 327/AFR 327/GIS 327/REL 327REL/POWR/SOCIETY IN MOD AFRICA

4

HIS 331A HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN

4

HIS 346/AFR 346/GWS 346AFRICAN WOMEN IN COMP PERSP

4

HIS 415EAST AFRICA SINCE 1945

4

HIS 429YOUTH & SOC MOVEMNT IN AFRICA

4

HIS 458/AMS 458/CRE 458CIV RIGHTS IN NORTH, 1925-1975

4

HIS 460/AMS 460/AFR 460BLACK FREEDOM STRUGGLE

4

DAN 340HISTORY OF DANCE

4

One course in Disciplinary Area for Social and Structural Analysis:

AFR 223/GWS 223GEN/SEXLTY/RACE IN CARIBB CULT

4

AFR 240/ANT 240BLACK PARIS/BLACK NEW YORK

4

AFR 260/ANT 260ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE CARIBBEAN

4

AFR 276/CRE 276/PHI 276PHILOSOPHY OF RACE AND RACISM

4

AFR 306/GWS 306ADV READNGS OF FEMINIST THEORY

4

AFR 321/CRE 321/GWS 321/HMD 321CHILD/FAMIL MULTI-CUL SOC

4

ECO 341ECONOMICS OF THE FAMILY

4

ECO 402ECONOMICS OF DISCRIMINATION

4

EDU 270TEACH/LEARN FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

4

FRH 314/CRE 314/GWS 314/AFR 314FORBIDDEN SEX IN AFR & CARIBB

4

GOV 324HUMAN RIGHTS IN WORLD POL

4

GWS 354/AFR 354BLACK FEMINISMS

4

SOC 203/CRE 203IMMIGRATION IN URBAN CONTEXT

4

SOC 208/GWS 209/AFR 208RACE/GENDER AND THE MASS MEDIA

4

SOC 293SOCIOLOGY OF INEQUALITY

4

SOC 310/CRE 310/AFR 310RACIAL IDENTITY IN AMERICA

4

SOC 408MIDDLE CLASS MINORITIES

4

Three Elective Courses with permission of the Program Director or Adviser:

Elective courses in African Studies deal with topics relating to the study of the African diaspora, but are not centered upon the Africana experience.

 

The following courses may count as electives toward the Africana Studies major and minor by permission of the adviser or director.

 

 

ARA 234/GWS 234ARAB WOMEN WRITERS

4

ARA 330MODERN ARABIC LIT (IN ENG)

4

CRE 209/AFR 209/AMS 209/FLM 209/GWS 213INTERSECT IDENT IN U.S. FILM

4

DAN 147DANCE STYLES SAMPLER

2

DAN 148DANCE STYLES SAMPLER

2

DAN 434/GWS 434MAPPING BODIES

4

ECO 234ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

4

ECO 430GROWTH/PROMISE IN LAT AMER

4

ENG 242RACE AND LITERARY CRITICISM

4

ENG 337/GWS 337THE LITERATURE OF PASSING

4

FLM 360/AFR 360/ENG 360RACE AND DOCUMENTARY FILM

4

GWS 224/CRE 224TRANSNATNL WOMEN'S MOVEMNTS

4

HIS 105U.S. NATIVES AND NEWCOMERS

4

HIS 203/AMS 203COLONIAL HIST OF NORTH AM

4

HIS 209/AMS 206/CRE 206THEORIZING RACE & ETHNICITY

4

HIS 120CC: THE AMERICAN WEST

4

HIS 214/AMS 214POLIT/CUL IN U.S.,1890 TO 1945

4

HIS 215/AMS 215/CRE 215POLIT/CULT IN U.S. SINCE 1945

4

HIS 218/AMS 218GLOBAL QUEER HISTORIES

4

HIS 219/CRE 219REVOLUTIONS IN LATIN AMERICA

4

HIS 242/AMS 242/GWS 242HIST OF WOMEN/GENDER IN U.S.

4

HIS 248/AMS 248NARRATIVES OF ILLNESS

4

HIS 257/AMS 257/CRE 257/SPA 257LATINOS IN THE UNITED STATES

4

HIS 341/AMS 341CRIME & PUNISHMNT IN U.S. HIST

4

HIS 450/AMS 450/CRE 450LATIN AMERICAN IMMIGRATION

4

HIS 457/AMS 457NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA

4

HIS 476/AMS 476THE GLOBAL 1960S

4

HMD 314/AFR 315MEDIA, SELF, AND SOCIETY

4

MUS 103/AMS 103THE AMERICAN STORY THRU MUSIC

4

MUS 108/ANT 108MUSIC OF THE WORLD

4

REL 252/AMS 252/GIS 252/ANT 252ISLAM IN THE UNITED STATES

4

REL 259/CRE 259LOVE AND JUSTICE

4

SOC 414POST-AUTHORITARIAN BRAZIL

4

DAN 340HISTORY OF DANCE

4

DAN 265/AFR 265/ANT 265/CRE 265AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE II

4

ENG 316/AFR 316REPETITION

4

ENG 311AFRICAN NOVELS

4

Core Courses

Centered on historical, social, and cultural experiences of peoples of the African diaspora:

ANT 240/AFR 240BLACK PARIS/BLACK NEW YORK

4

ANT 260/AFR 260ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE CARIBBEAN

4

ANT 402NATR,CULT,POWR IN AFR DIASPORA

4

AHI 206/ANT 206INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN ART

4

AHI 356/ANT 356/CRE 356IMAGIN OTHERNESS VISUAL CULTR

4

DAN 118DRUMMING

2

DAN 162/AFR 162WEST AFRICAN DANCE I

4

DAN 165/AFR 165/ANT 166/CRE 165/REL 165AAFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE I

4

DAN 262/AFR 262WEST AFRICAN DANCE II

4

DAN 265/AFR 265/ANT 265/CRE 265AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE II

4

ECO 341ECONOMICS OF THE FAMILY

4

EDU 270TEACH/LEARN FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

4

ENG 123/AFR 123/AMS 123/GWS 123INTRO AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIT

4

ENG 242RACE AND LITERARY CRITICISM

4

ENG 311AFRICAN NOVELS

4

ENG 326/AFR 326/CRE 326/GWS 326BLACK GENRE FICTION

4

ENG 493H/GWS 418TONI MORRISON

4

FRH 325FRANCOPHNE AFR THR CONVERSATN

4

FRH 407/CRE 407LA CARAIBE FRANCOPHONE

4

FRH 422BLACK BLANC BEUR CINEMA/LIT

4

FRH 435EXPLR FRENCH & HAITIAN REVOLUT

4

GOV 324HUMAN RIGHTS IN WORLD POL

4

SPA 310LIT OF HISPANIC CARIBBEAN

4

SPA 329CARIBB COMMUNITIES IN THE U.S.

4

SPA 330LIT IMAG & AFR DIAS IN LAT AM

4

HIS 114LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN

4

HIS 205/AFR 205HISTORY OF THE SOUTH

4

HIS 206/AFR 206CIVIL WAR & RECONSTRUCTION

4

HIS 212"RACE" COLONIAL LATIN AMER

4

HIS 216MODERN LATIN AMERICA

4

HIS 225/AMS 225/CRE 225/AFR 225AFRICAN AMER HIST 1865-PRESENT

4

HIS 227/AMS 227/CRE 227AFRICAN AMER HIST 1619-1865

4

HIS 250ISS HIST MOD AFR 1884-PRES

4

HIS 304HIST OF HIP HOP MUSIC & CULTUR

4

HIS 309/AFR 309/AMS 309/GWS 309HIST OF SLAVERY/EMANC IN AMER

4

HIS 330/AFR 330/AMS 330/GWS 330HIST OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH

4

HIS 458/AMS 458/CRE 458CIV RIGHTS IN NORTH, 1925-1975

4

HIS 460/AMS 460/AFR 460BLACK FREEDOM STRUGGLE

4

HIS 467HIST/POL OF RACISM/PUBL HEALTH

4

HMD 321/AFR 321/CRE 321/GWS 321CHILD/FAMIL MULTI-CUL SOC

4

MUS 117/AFR 117/AMS 117HISTORY OF JAZZ

4

MUS 207JAZZ IMPROVISATION

4

PHI 276/AFR 276/CRE 276PHILOSOPHY OF RACE AND RACISM

4

SOC 203/CRE 203IMMIGRATION IN URBAN CONTEXT

4

SOC 208/GWS 209/AFR 208RACE/GENDER AND THE MASS MEDIA

4

SOC 293SOCIOLOGY OF INEQUALITY

4

SOC 310/CRE 310/AFR 310RACIAL IDENTITY IN AMERICA

4

SOC 408MIDDLE CLASS MINORITIES

4