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For the most up-to-date and comprehensive course schedule, including meeting times, course additions, cancellations, and room assignments, refer to the Banner Class Schedule on the Registrar’s website. For curriculum information, see the Undergraduate Full-Time Day Programs catalog.

Fall 2021 course listings will go live on Monday, March 22 2021.

Africana Studies Courses

Instructor: Nicole Castor

CRN: 11643

Days, Time: Online

Description:

Explores several of the possible historical, sociological, cultural, and political avenues of study in the broad interdisciplinary spectrum of African-American studies. Provides an introductory overview of the field and offers an opportunity to identify areas for more specific focus.

Instructor: Eric Jackson

CRN: 11031

Days, Time: MR 11:45 – 1:25 PM

Description:

Explores the various musical traditions of African Americans, with a specific focus on the United States. Examines the impact of African, European, and Native American traditions on African-American music as well as the role of music as an expression of African-American aesthetics, traditions, and life. Considers historical and contemporary forms of African-American music, with selected video presentations.

Instructor: Richard Wamai

CRN: 19044

Days, Time: TF 1:35pm-3:15pm

Description:

This course introduces global health in the context of an interdependent and globalized world focusing on four main areas of analysis: infrastructure of global health; diseases; populations; and terms, concepts and theories. While our focus is on lower-income countries, the course examines issues in a broader global context underscoring the interconnections between global health disparities and global health policy response. Case studies describing interventions to improve healthcare in resource-poor settings in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere are applied to help illuminate the actors, diseases, populations and principles and frameworks for the design of effective global health interventions.

Instructor: Matthew Lee

CRN: 18822

Days, Time: MR 11:45 – 1:25 PM

Description:

Examines racism, racial identity, and theories of social change and racial empowerment primarily
within the U.S. context. Highlights different ways in which racism and racial privilege have been experienced by different racial communities, more specifically at the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels. Offers students an opportunity to learn ways to promote racial empowerment and equity. Using theory from primarily psychology and sociology, the course investigates the impact of social systems and institutions on individual-level and group experiences of racism. Investigates students’ own racial identities, a deeper understanding of institutional inequalities and intersectionality, and practical skills in leadership and community building that can promote positive social change and racial equality.

Instructor: Kwamina Panford

CRN: 15761

Days, Time: MW 2:50pm-4:30pm

Description:

Examines the social dimensions of resource extraction. Focusing mainly on developing nations,
studies global issues, including developments in industrial nations, to assess their impact on resource extraction and living and working conditions in resource-rich regions. Uses case studies of key countries producing oil/gas, minerals, and forest/agricultural commodities to illustrate the past/current causes of resource mismanagement; their social consequences; and how public policies,
legislation, and financial and human resource management with industrialization can be used to avert or reduce the adverse effects of resource extraction, especially in poor countries. Major theories examined include the resource curse and alternative approaches to problems faced by resource-bearing developing nations. AFRS 2464 and INTL 2464 are cross-listed.

Instructor: Richard Wamai

CRN:19047

Days, Time: WF 11:45am-1:25pm

Description: This course examines the epidemiology and determinants of diseases and the public health practice among continental African peoples and African-derived populations in the Americas and elsewhere in the African Diaspora. Emphasis is on such epidemic diseases as malaria, yellow fever, tuberculosis, smallpox, HIV/AIDS, the current COVID-19 pandemic, and obesity and cancer. The course also aims to critically address the breadth of factors behind these pandemics, such as socio-economic, political, health system, behavioral, and genetic. A cross-cutting theme throughout the course is the entrenched health disparities in society.

Instructor: Kwamina Panford

CRN:

18377

Days, Time: MW 2:50pm-4:30pm

Description:

This course deals with key economic, political and social developments / challenges in modern Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). To fully understand the nature of major issues, we examine historical/contemporary  causes such as colonialism,  the cold war and neo-liberal economic and political policies. This course has 2 key parts: First part provides extensive background and contexts to SSA. The second  part, is students using their research to identity, analyze and propose solutions to problems/challenges that interest them. The aim is to furnish an understanding of SSA that allows students to fully comprehend contemporary issues including how Africans are governing themselves and dealing with new  information/green technology,  rising joblessness especially among the  youth and  the global pandemic, Coronavirus, aka, Covid -19.

Instructor: Moya Bailey

CRN: 18377

Days, Time: MW 2:50pm-4:30pm

Description:

This course invites students to explore feminist speculative fiction as a site for social justice advocacy. Students will read classic feminist and afrofuturist science fiction as they prepare their own original short stories for publication. Drawing heavily on the work of feminist afrofuturist Octavia Butler, students will engage imaginative narratives that allow them to think through solutions to the problems of our time. Students will explore the genre elements of short stories and speculative fiction, ultimately integrating these lessons into their own short stories. This is a writing and reading intensive class

Courses by Requirement

  • AFAM 1101
  • AFAM 1104
  • AFRS 3900
  • AFRS 1270
  • AFAM 2355
  • AFAM 2464
  • AFRS 2460
  • AFRS 3424

All courses excluding core courses