Spring 2019 Undergraduate Course Descriptions


The African-American Experience through Music

AFAM 1104 | CRN: 31428 | Eric Jackson | M/Th 11:45am-1:25pm

Explores the various musical traditions of African Americans, with a specific focus on the United States.


Analysis of American Racism

AFAM 2339 | CRN: 37148 | Gia Barboza | M/Th 11:45am-1:25pm

Discusses the cycle by which racism in our institutions helps form our attitudes and the manner in which our attitudes, in turn, shape our institutions. Emphasizes the practical, day-to-day aspects of racism, rather than the theoretical and historical.


Public Policy and Black America

AFAM 2549 | CRN: 36925 | Gia Barboza | M/W/Th 10:30am- 11:35am

Examines the impact of public policy on African Americans and the role of African Americans in the formulation of public policy.


Introduction to Global Health

AFRS 1270 |  CRN: 34450 | Richard Wamai | T/F 1:35pm-3:15pm

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.


Africa Today

AFRS 2307 | CRN: 34763 | Kwamina Panford | M/W 2:50pm-4:30pm

Offers a basic survey of the latest innovations and cultural and socioeconomic trends of 21st-century Africa.


Epidemiology of Pandemic Diseases and Health Disparities in the African Diaspora

AFRS 3424 | CRN: 35480 | Richard Wamai | W/F 11:45am-1:25pm

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.


Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

AFRS 3463 | CRN: 34633 | Kwamina Panford | M/Th 11:45am-1:25pm

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.


Hip Hop in and as Media

MSCR 2400 | CRN: 35326 | Murray Foreman | T/F 9:50am-11:30am

Explores hip-hop’s capacity to communicate particular images, ideals, and values that represent various social factions at different historical moments.


Special Topics: Race and Social Justice in Film

MSCR/COMM 4912 | CRN: 35322 | Tracy Strain | M/Th 11:45am-1:25pm

Offers a special topics course in communication studies. Course content may vary from term to term. May be repeated up to four times.