African American Studies (AFRIAMR)

Courses

AFRIAMR 100   INTRODUCTION TO BLACK CULTURE (DV)(GE)   3 Units

This course is an introduction to the experiences, literature, art and music of Black people. Emphasis will be placed on major Black contributions to American culture. Special attention will be paid to Black studies as a discipline.

AFRIAMR 141   MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY (DV)(GE)   3 Units

A critical examination and analysis of the status and role of Black Americans in the United States since 1865.
UNREQ: AFRIAMR 141 AND HISTRY 141

AFRIAMR 241   CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY: TRAVELING FREEDOM'S MAIN LINE (DV)   3 Units

Explores the origins, history, and legacies of the Black civil rights movement (c. 1950s - 1970s) at many of the sites where this history was made (includes multi-state travel). Learning through place promotes an experiential understanding of this freedom struggle and how it changed the people who made it and the nation.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING
CROSS-LISTED: HISTRY 241 AND AFRIAMR 241

AFRIAMR 261   AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICS (DV)(GE)   3 Units

The course examines the African-American experience of race, ethnicity, class, and gender within the context of American political landscape. It will therefore explore the unique history, content and forms of African-American political participation as well as their struggle for freedom and equality as full citizens in the workings of various American political institutions.
CROSS-LISTED: POLISCI 261 AND AFRIAMR 261

AFRIAMR 270   THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE (DV)(GE)   3 Units

This course provides lower level undergraduate students with systematic sociological understanding of the historical and current experiences of African American people.
CROSS-LISTED: AFRIAMR 270 AND SOCIOLGY 270

AFRIAMR 321   A HISTORY OF BLACK MIGRATION IN THE U.S. (DV)(GE)   3 Units

This course will examine and analyze the impact of Black migration from rural south to the northern urban centers since the turn of the century.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: AFRIAMR 321 AND HISTRY 321

AFRIAMR 345   AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1800 TO THE PRESENT (DV)   3 Units

A survey of essays, prose, fiction, drama, and poetry written by African-Americans from the Colonial period to the present.
CROSS-LISTED: AFRIAMR 345 AND ENGLISH 345

AFRIAMR 365   BLACK POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THOUGHT (DV)   3 Units

This course will utilize a Pan-African approach to provide an organized and systematic pattern of social and political ideologies/thought put forth by Black publicists and theorists concerning the organization of their society. As such, it will survey the principal personalities and major protest movements that have emerged in the Diaspora African Community, as well as pay special attention to selected African ideologies and personalities involved in shaping Black political and social thought.
PREREQ: AFRIAMR 100 OR POLISCI 141 OR RACEETH 217 OR POLISCI 217 OR POLISCI 250

AFRIAMR 392   AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES (DV)   3 Units

This course will survey the historical development of the African-American Family from Africa to modern times. Significant events (e.g., the slave trade, slavery, and migration) will be scrutinized in order to ascertain their role in shaping the contemporary Black Family life. Other important social and economic forces will be illuminated to assess their impact. The latest body of literature, models, paradigms, hypotheses, and statistical findings will be critically examined to enhance understanding of modern day Black Family premarital and marital relations, adaptive patterns, and dislocations.
PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLOGY OR 3 UNITS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
CROSS-LISTED: AFRIAMR 392 AND SOCIOLGY 392

AFRIAMR 396   CURRENT ISSUES IN BLACK STUDIES: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (DV)(GE)   3 Units

This course deals with the key issues that fall under the investigatory domain of the social and behavioral sciences. These issues are investigated in light of the traditional eurocentric approaches of the social and behavioral sciences, as well as the approaches of a Black social and behavioral scientist. In addition, the long and short term effects of the several approaches and suggested solutions to these issues are examined critically in the context of their effect or impact on Blacks and whites.

AFRIAMR 397   CURRENT ISSUES IN BLACK STUDIES: HUMANITIES (DV)(GE)   3 Units

This seminar course addresses the appeal of Black power as a polemic, protest and propaganda in the context of the Black experience in the United States. The primary materials will be speeches, documentaries, comic routines, mime groups, theatre and cinema. The approach is rhetorical and focuses on the ways in which statements are made and the effect they may have on the immediate audience and beyond.

AFRIAMR 461   GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF AFRICA   3 Units

The course will critically analyze the political events, major problems, processes and trends in Sub-Saharan African politics and society. It will also attempt to examine the prospects for economic development and democracy in contemporary Africa. Some African countries will be selected for special attention.
PREREQ: ANY POLITICAL SCIENCE GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE
CROSS-LISTED: AFRIAMR 461 AND POLISCI 461

AFRIAMR 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable

AFRIAMR 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad. Repeatable

AFRIAMR 494   SEMINAR   Repeatable   3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing ¿hands on¿ and participatory instructional techniques.

AFRIAMR 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   2-4 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

AFRIAMR 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   2-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.