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AAS 6000 PROSEMINR AFRICAN­AMER STUDIES 3.0

Proseminar in African­American Studies. This course examines the origins, parameters, and scope of the discipline of African­American Studies.

AAS 6005 THEORIES AFRICAN­AMER STUDIES 3.0

Theories in African­American Studies. This course examines the major theoretical formulations employed in African­American Studies.

AAS 6007 BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT 3.0

Black Feminist Thought. (Same as WSt 6750.) Explores the tradition of Black feminism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Students will critically read, discuss, and respond in writing to a series of texts representing Black feminist thought and its relationship to other feminisms. Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of the Black feminist tradition and to demonstrate their ability to query, compare, and extend Black feminist theories.

AAS 6010 RESEARCH METHODS AF­AM STUDIES 3.0

Research Methods in African­American Studies. Examination of the major research methodologies.

AAS 6012 QUALITATIVE METHODS IN AAS 3.0

Qualitative Methods in African­American Studies. Examines qualitative methodologies utilized in frican­American Studies.

AAS 6014 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN AAS 3.0

Quantitative Methods in African­American Studies. Examines quantitative methodologies utilized in African­American Studies.

AAS 6020 AFRICAN­AMER SOCIAL MOVEMENTS 3.0

African­American Social Movements. An examination of the causes, process and impact of African­American Social Movements.

AAS 6025 SEMINAR AFRICAN­AMER HISTORY 4.0

Seminar in African­American History. (Same as Hist 8070.) A three­topic sequence which explores the diversity in African­American ideologies, movements, class and gender. Topics vary according to instructor. May be repeated if topics vary.

AAS 6026 SEMINAR AFR­AM WOMEN'S HISTORY 4.0

Seminar in African­American Women's History. Explores the diversity in African­American ideologies, movement, class and gender with respect to African­American women.

AAS 6027 SEM SOUTH MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS 4.0

Seminar in Southern Modern Civil Rights Movement. This seminar will explore the history of the modern civil rights movement in the South from the decade of the 1940s to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

AAS 6029 AFR­AM POLITICAL PARTICIPATION 3.0

African­American Political Participation. (Same as PolS 8175.) Voting behaviors and ideological orientation of African­Americans. Changes in the nature and effectiveness of African­American participation from the protests of the Civil Rights Movement to the politics of the 1990s.

AAS 6030 DYNAMICS OF AFRICAN­AM FAMILY 3.0

Dynamics of the African­American Family. An analysis of the major attributes, patterns and trends of the African­American Family.

AAS 6032 AFRICAN­AMERICAN MASCULINITY 3.0

African­American Masculinity. An analysis of the social construction of Black Masculinity.

AAS 6034 AFRICAN­AMERICAN WOMEN IN US 3.0

African­American Women in U.S. Contemporary social issues of black women. Emphasis on the historical roots of current issues and the interrelationships of gender, race, and class.

AAS 6040 AFR­AM COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT 3.0

African­American Community Empowerment. An examination of strategies, public and private, used to empower the African­American community

AAS 6042 ETHNICITY AND AGING 3.0

Ethnicity and Aging. (Same as Gero 8124 and Soci 8124.) A broad overview of aging within the framework of race and ethnicity in American society. Major issues include minority aging research methodology; theories of ethnicity and aging; and life­course, "life­chance," and socialization
differences among older adults attributable to race, ethnicity, and/or minority status.

AAS 6044 AFRICAN­AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGY 3.0

African­American Anthropology. (Same as Anth 6280.) Major writings in the field of African­American Studies; theories, categories, and methods used in studying complex societies are brought to bear upon literature; and the use of ethnographies to provide a comparative perspective for understanding African­American cultures.

AAS 6050 AFRICAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS 3.0

African Social Movements. An examination of selected social movements in Africa from the end of the 19th century to present.

AAS 6052 AFRICANA WOMEN & SOCIO/POLITIC 3.0

Africana Women and Socio Political Change. An examination of gender and power relationships in the Africana World.

AAS 6055 AFRICAN POLITICS 3.0

African Politics. (Same as PolS 8235.) Comparative theoretical analysis of the politics of Sub­Saharan African countries.

AAS 6056 GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA 3.0

Geography of Africa. (Same as Geog 6402.) An overview of the physical, economic, and cultural geography of Africa, including North Africa. Emphasis on relationships between Africa's resources, both human and physical, and the development process.

AAS 6060 AFRICAN ART 3.0

African Art. (Same as AH 6000.) Survey of the sculpture, architecture, textiles, body ornament, and performance arts of Africa in terms of form, meaning, and function within society. Objects reintegrated into cultural contexts and examined in light of "tradition" and social and political
change.

AAS 6062 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART 3.0

Contemporary African Art. (Same as AH 6030.) Arts and artists of Africa during the colonial and post­colonial eras. Social, political, economic, and cultural frameworks explore shifting notions of tradition, authenticity, and identity as they relate to art, artists, and audiences.

AAS 6063 ART OF EGYPT, NUBIA & MAGHRIB 3.0

Art of Egypt, Nubia & Maghrib. (Same as AH 6010.) Introduction to the arts of North Africa. Painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, textiles, and metal arts. Objects and monuments are examined within a cultural and historical framework.

AAS 6070 AFRICAN­AMER LITERARY THEORY 3.0

African­American Literary Theory. Prerequisite: One undergraduate course in African­American Literature. This course explores the history and trends in African­American literary criticism from eighteenth century to the present.

AAS 6073 19TH C AFRICAN­AMER LITERATURE 3.0

19th Century African­American Literature. (Same as Engl 8831.) Selected works by authors such as George Moses Horton, David Walker, Harriet Jacobs, Harriet Wilson, William Wells Brown, Frederick Douglass, Frances E.W. Harper, Booker T. Washington, Charles W. Chesnutt, Pauline E. Hopkins, W.E.B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

AAS 6075 20TH C AFRICAN­AMER LITERATURE 3.0

20th Century African­American Literature. (Same as Engl 8880.) The study of one or more major twentieth century African­American writers and the study of the theoretical issues surrounding African­American literature.

AAS 6079 AFRICAN­AMERICAN LANGUAGE 3.0

African­American Language. (Same as Engl 8245.) Examines the cultural and linguistic characteristics which define and connote language use among people of African­American descent in America. Includes history and theories of origin and development. Analysis of grammar, lexicon, and discourse, and studies of issues surrounding language variation in America.

AAS 6080 THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT 3.0

The Black Arts Movement. Examines the Black Arts Movement in its many manifestations including music, literature, theater, and the graphic arts of the period.

AAS 6082 AFRICAN­AMERICAN ART 3.0

African­American Art. (Same as AH 6620.) Aesthetic expression of African­American artists from colonial times to present. Social, cultural, and creative history of Black America. Diverse contributions made by artists of African descent to the development of American culture, art movements, the relationship of art to politics, and formation of racial/cultural identity.

AAS 6090 AFRICAN­AMERICAN RELIGION 3.0

African­American Religion. (Same as RelS 6250.) Survey of the development of African­American religion from colonial times to the present, including an examination of both theological arguments and spiritual experiences.

AAS 8999 THESIS RESEARCH IN AAS 1.0 to 9.0

Thesis Research in African­American Studies. Faculty supervision and guidance of student thesis research.