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2023 Spring Course Offerings

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2022 Fall Course Offerings


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The following courses may be subject to change.  Please refer to the RAS class search for any changes and updates to the course listings below.

AAS 003-010 Introduction to Africana Studies T,R 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Professor Jones / CRN 42199 / BUD, CAMP, SS / 4 credits

AAS 003-011 Introduction to Africana Studies T,R 1:35 AM-2:50 PM
Professor Essien / CRN 45731 / BUD, CAMP, SS / 4 credits

AAS/THTR 066-010 Hip Hop Dance T,R 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Professor Reyes / CRN 42432 / BUD, CAMP, HU / 2 credits

AAS/THTR 066-011 Hip Hop Dance T,R 1:35 PM-2:50 PM
Professor Reyes / CRN 42433 / BUD, CAMP, HU / 2 credits

HIST 097-010 20th Century African American History  M,W 09:20-10:35 AM
Professor TBA / CRN 44526 / CAMP, HU / 4 credits
In this course students will examine the history of African Americans over the course of the Twentieth Century. Using film, literature, speeches, and letters we will explore the development of Radical, Nationalist, and Feminist traditions during the period. We will also study how Black people used these, at times conflicting, ideologies to challenge white supremacy and craft a “more perfect union.”  We will also determine the way these traditions influenced the creation of a modern Black Culture, and how that impact has led to the triumphs and tribulations of our current era.  This course can be used to fulfill elective requirements for the History and African Studies major or minor.  

AAS/SOC/LAS 106-010 Race and Ethnicity in the Americas T,R 9:20 AM-10:35 AM
Professor Ceron Anaya / CRN 45210 / BUD, CAMP, SS / 4 credits

AAS/PHIL 117-010 Race, Racism, and Philosophy T,R 1:35 PM-2:50 PM
Professor Kautzer / CRN 45261 / BUD, CAMP, HU / 4 credits

AAS/MUS 128-010 Jazz History I M,W 12:10 PM-1:25 PM
Professor Warfield / CRN 42005 / CAMP, HU / 3 credits

AAS/HIST 197-010 African American History Through Film M,W 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Staff / CRN 44553 / BUD, CAMP, HU / 4 credits
20th century African American History

AAS/POLS 295-011 Race and Politics in Brazil, South Africa, and the U.S. T,R 12:10 PM-1:25 PM
Professor Jones / CRN 45029 / CAMP / 4 credits
This course examines historical and contemporary race relations in Brazil, South Africa, and the United States, comparing the roots of structural racism and the ongoing challenges that people of color experience in the three countries.
This course falls under the Political Theory and Comparative Politics category.

AAS/POLS/ES 305-010 Residential Segregation: Policies and Practices T,R 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Professor Pooley / CRN 43515 / CAMP, SS / 4 credits

AAS/SOC 313-010 Keep the Change: Social Movements in Society T,R 3:00 PM-4:15 PM
Professor Munson / CRN 45293 / SS, WRIT / 4 credits

AAS/ENGL 320-010 Imagining Freedom: 19th-Century African American Literature and Politics
M,W 1:35 PM-2:50 PM Professor Moglen / CRN 45632 / CAMP, HU / 4 credits
NEW COURSE, PENDING FACULTY APPROVAL. In the midst of slavery and its violent aftermath, African Americans dreamed of freedom. These imaginings of freedom are among the richest cultural legacies of the American people and a necessary part of any effort to understand our nations contradictory history. Students will read slave-narratives, novels, poems, protests against slavery and lynching, demands for political rights and women’s equality, calls for slave rebellion and appeals for inter-racial cooperation. Readings include Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Wilson, Charles Chesnutt.

AAS/ENGL 320-011 Imagining Freedom: 19th-Century African American Literature and Politics
M,W 1:35 PM-2:50 PM Professor Moglen / CRN 45633 / CAMP / 3 credits
NEW COURSE, PENDING FACULTY APPROVAL. In the midst of slavery and its violent aftermath, African Americans dreamed of freedom. These imaginings of freedom are among the richest cultural legacies of the American people and a necessary part of any effort to understand our nations contradictory history. Students will read slave-narratives, novels, poems, protests against slavery and lynching, demands for political rights and women’s equality, calls for slave rebellion and appeals for inter-racial cooperation. Readings include Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Wilson, Charles Chesnutt.

AAS/PSYC 326-010 The Doing and Undoing of Racism T,R 9:20 AM-10:35 AM
Professor Taylor / CRN 45060 / CAMP, SS / 4 credits

AAS/HIST/GS 341-010 Global Africa: Aid, Volunteerism, NGO's and International Studies
T,R 10:45 AM-12:00 PM Professor Essien / CRN 44622 / BUG, CAMP, SS / 4 credits

AAS 371-010 Independent Study 
Professor Jones / CRN 41572 / HU, SS / 1-4 credits

AAS/WGSS 396-010 Black Feminism & Media Industry T 4:25 PM-7:05 PM
Professor Vilanova / CRN 43495 / BUD, CAMP, SS / 4 credits
From the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom to Lifetime’s six-part investigative series Surviving R. Kelly, recent media has highlighted the particular injustices and inequities faced by black women in the popular music industry and media industries more broadly. This course historicizes the place of black women within media industries, introduces students to Black Feminist Thought, and unpacks key concepts such as hypervisibility, intersectionality, womanism, and hegemony. Altogether, it explores how difference and inequity are manifest in (and sometimes challenged by) work in the creative industries, specifically music, television, and film.

AAS/SOC 397-011 The Sociology of Black Families M,W 10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Professor Council / CRN 45392 / SS / 4 credits
Focus on the varied experiences of Black families, and the ways in which these experiences are embedded in empowerment, disempowerment, and self-actualization. Students will leave the course understanding Black families at the intersection of fatherhood, motherhood, marriage, singlehood, childrearing, LGBTQ families, interracial families, transnational families, and aging.

AAS/WGSS 496-010 Black Feminism & Media Industry T 4:25 PM-7:05 PM
Professor Vilanova / CRN 43504 / CAMP / 3 credits
From the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom to Lifetime’s six-part investigative series Surviving R. Kelly, recent media has highlighted the particular injustices and inequities faced by black women in the popular music industry and media industries more broadly. This course historicizes the place of black women within media industries, introduces students to Black Feminist Thought, and unpacks key concepts such as hypervisibility, intersectionality, womanism, and hegemony. Altogether, it explores how difference and inequity are manifest in (and sometimes challenged by) work in the creative industries, specifically music, television, and film.


2022 Summer Course Offerings

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The following courses may be subject to change.  Please refer to the RAS class search for any changes and updates to the course listings below.

For class updates, restrictions and teaching times, please refer to Registration Class Search.  Please click here for Summer 2022 Classes Mode of Instruction Descriptions.

AAS 003-010 Introduction to Africana Studies First Half Term T 7:00 PM-8:35 PM
Professor Vilanova / CRN 23408 / BUD, REMT, SS / ONLINE / 4 credits

AAS/HIST/GS/WGSS 131-010 Women, Gender, Sexuality and Race in African Societies
Second Half Term  Professor Essien / CRN 23371 / HU, RMTA / ONLINE / 4 credits

AAS/SOC 163-010 Sociology of Hip Hop Culture Second Half Term
Professor Mcintosh / CRN 22409 / BUD, RMTA, SS / ONLINE / 4 credits

AAS/HIST/GS/HMS 176-010 Keeping Africa and Africans Healthy: A History of Illness and Wellness First Half Term
Professor Essien / CRN 23383 / HU, RMTA / ONLINE / 4 credits

AAS/COMM 198-012 Music Industry/Inequality First Half Term
Professor Vilanova / CRN 22953 / RMTA, SS / ONLINE / 4 credits
What were the racial and gendered stakes when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards? How did the R. Kelly and Kesha sexual abuse cases go so under-covered? What are the structures of the music industry that enable inequity? This course addresses these questions and problematic hierarchies within the global popular music industry. It situates musical case studies in social, news and entertainment media environments and highlights the role of music journalism from Rolling Stone to Pitchfork in setting the terms of key debates.  Course is an approved elective for the Journalism major, Mass Communication minor, and Africana Studies major and minor.