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Spring 2018 Courses & Descriptions

Descriptions

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Courses

Core Courses:

Category I (Foundations): One Introductory course, drawn from the following circulating courses: Introduction to Africana Studies; WEB DuBois and the Foundations of Africana; A World View of Race; Black World Literature; African-American History to 1865.

  • AFR 0022-01 Black World Literature ~ Modhumita Roy

Category II (Methodology and Concentration): a course drawn from the following courses: Race and US Africa Policy; Black Feminist Theories; African Politics; Critical Race Theory; African History; History of African-American Music.

  • AFR 0147-07 (SOC 0188-09) Youth of Color ~ Orly Clerge

Category III (ELECTIVE COURSES): Distribution/Electives): at least five of these courses should come from the student's main area of concentration (drawn from the designated areas Africa, African America, and Other Diasporas). The other three should be selected from the other two areas, at least one from each.

Mid-level Elective Courses:

  • AFR 0047-01 Black Is: A History of African-Americans, Immigration, and Black Identity ~ Kerri Greenidge
  • AFR 0047-02 (SOC 0030-01) Sex and Gender in Society ~ Freeden Oeur
  • AFR 0047-03 (SOC 0094-16) The American Labor Movement ~ Cedric de Leon
  • AFR 0047-04 (AMER 0010-01) Human Rights in the U.S. ~ Tom Abowd
  • AFR 0047-05 (HIST 0036) Communities and Diversity in U.S. History ~ Reed Ueda
  • AFR 0047-06 (FR 0092) Ethnicity, Migration and Identity: Interrogating Frenchness (in English) ~ Adlai Murdoch
  • AFR 0047-07 The Fantastic in Arabic Literature ~ Alexandra Shraytekh
  • AFR 0047-08 Arab-Jewish Literature and Film ~ Alexandra Shraytekh

Upper-level Elective Courses:

  • AFR 0118 (REL 0118) (Mis-)Translating Vodun ~ Elana Jefferson-Tatum
  • AFR 0147-02 (FAH 0198-05) What is African Art ~ Peter Probst
  • AFR 0147-03 FANON and Black (Textural) Revolution ~Greg Thomas
  • AFR 0147-04 Imagining Slavery and Freedom ~ Christina Sharpe
  • AFR 0147-05 (FR 0192-B) Mediterranean Crossings: Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations and Identities
    ~ Mona El Khoury
  • AFR 0147-06 (SOC 0149-01) Racial Identity in Historical Perspective ~ Orly Clerge
  • AFR 0147-08 (SOC 188-07) Race and Politics ~ Cedric de Leon
  • AFR 0147-09 (HIST 0193) Family Histories and American Culture ~ Kendra Field
  • AFR 0147-10 (HIST 0110-01) Race, Class, and Power in Southern Africa ~ Jeanne Penvenne
  • AFR 0147-11 (PS 0119-01) American Racial Politics ~ Natalie Masuoka
  • AFR 0147-12 (HIST 0129-01) Black Political Thought in the Twentieth Century ~ Kerri Greenidge
  • AFR 0147-13 (AMER 0173-01) Justice in 1960s American Counterculture ~ Ronna Johnson
  • AFR 0147-14 (AMER 0180-06) Racing Research: The Politics of Knowledge Making ~ Jean Wu
  • AFR 0147-15 (ENG 0192-02) Colonialism and Domesticity ~ Lisa Lowe
  • AFR 0147-16 (ILVS 101) Visualizing Colonialism ~ Kamran Rastegar
  • AFR 0147-17 (ED 0165-01) Feminist and Gender Theories ~ Sabina Vaught

Standard Courses:

  • AFR 0198 Senior Honors Thesis A ~ Staff
  • AFR 0199 Independent Study ~ Staff