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AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Winter 2017

Undergraduate Minor

Required Course

AFAM 190: African American Experience, J. Asare (web)

African American life and experiences in the United States viewed from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Seven core subjects are surveyed: African American history, religion, politics, creative productions (music, dance, theatre), economics, social organizations and psychology.

Spring 2017

Undergraduate Minor

Required Courses

AFAM 190: African American Experience, multiple sections

African American life and experiences in the United States viewed from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Seven core subjects are surveyed: African American history, religion, politics, creative productions (music, dance, theatre), economics, social organizations and psychology.

AFAM 393: African American Literature, with C. Hopson

Prerequisite(s): ENG 200 or permission of instructor. A critical study of the contributions of African American writers to American literature. Equivalent(s): ENG 393.

 

Approved Elective Courses

AFAM 490: African American Seminar, with J. Asare

Prerequisite(s): AFAM 190 or permission of instructor. Designed primarily for advanced students. This seminar will include topics dealing with the African American experience, present or past.

 

Cross-Listed Courses

COMM 463: Intercultural Communication, with J. Kong

Prerequisite(s): COMM 200; COMM 300 (may be taken concurrently) or instructor permission. Creates an understanding of dimensions of communication theory that apply across cultural boundaries. Emphasis is placed on both theoretical and practical awareness of communication in and between cultures.

FLK 330: Cultural Connections/Diversity, with B. Kaufkins and T. Evans

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations courses, or junior status.Service learning course that examines the diversity of American culture and engages students in activities to develop skills in working with a variety of cultural groups.

SOCL 100: Introductory Sociology, multiple sections

Introduction to the basic concepts of society and culture, group behavior, population, class, minorities, community, social institutions and social changes.

SOCL 240: Global Social Problems, multiple sections

Prerequisite(s): SOCL 100 or consent of instructor; 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations courses, or junior status Examines causes of and responses to critical social problems in different world regions, with a focus on the dimensions and impacts of globalizations. Diverse social theories are applied to interpret problems such as environmental degradation, AIDS, family violence, racism, migration, international poverty, and crime.

SOCL 350: Systems of Social Inequality, with N. Breazeale

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 100 or consent of instructor Analysis of the social origins, development, and persistence of inequality as a human system present in all societies. Course covers systems of stratification in the US (class, race, gender, ethnicity, etc.) used to differentially distribute social rewards. Some sections require a service-learning project.

SOCL 362: Race, Class, and Gender, multiple sections

Prerequisite(s): Sociology 100 or consent of instructor. The five primary institutions (family, religion, economy, education government) as they affect and are affected by race, class, and gender in America. Explores interrelationships among those institutions and between various racial and other groups.

SOCL 375: Diversity in American Society, with A. Onyekwuluje

Prerequisite(s): SOCL 100 or consent of instructor. Sociological analyses of ways societal institutions create and shape intergroup diversity. Focuses on the elements of social organization and their relationships to diversity.

 

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