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  • African-American Studies
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    AFA 2000 Introduction to African-American Studies
    Credits: 3.
    An integrated interdisciplinary exploration of selected themes and representative materials in the African-American experience in North America, emphasizing continuity and change. (H) (WR)
    AFA 3110 Key Issues in African-American and Black-Atlantic Thought
    Credits: 3
    The leading voices of resistance and social change that have influenced African-American intellectual history, black public consciousness, political action and social theory. (H and D) (WR).
    AFA 3240 The African Diaspora
    Credits: 3.
    Overview of transnational fields of cultural contact, power and competing economic interests in which the African Diaspora developed. (WR)
    AFA 3332 Black Feminist and Womanist Theory
    Credits: 3.
    Interdisciplinary survey of African-American and Afro-descendant women's contributions to feminist theory. (WR)
    AFA 3354 Race, Religion and Rebellion
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000
    Examination of the interplay of religion, race and rebellion in the organization and execution of the various revolts, insurrections and social movements of black people in the U.S. from the slavery period through the Civil Rights and Black Power Eras.
    AFA 3356 African American Religion
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000
    Explores the African American religious experience from the beginning of the African sojourn here in North America until the present.
    AFA 3357 Civil Rights and Religion
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000
    Examination of the role of religion in the African American Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s through the 1980s.
    AFA 3360 Archaeology of African-American Life and Culture
    Credits: 3.
    Historical overview of African-American archaeology, including important cases, key figures, major issues and development of the field. (S) (WR)
    AFA 3362 Up From Slavery
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000 or instructor permission.
    An analysis of Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery in terms of its historical, economic and social contexts.
    AFA 3363 The Black Experience: Psychological Perspectives
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000.
    An interdisciplinary course examining themes, premises and theories presented by major psychological theorists in their depictions and accounts of the behavior of Black people in America; the growth of Black psychology. (S and D) (WR)
    AFA 3850 Research Methods in African-American History
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000 or instructor permission.
    Research methods in African-American history. (H and N OR S and N)
    AFA 3915C Mentoring At-Risk Youth
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000 or instructor permission.
    A community service-learning course that develops mentoring and critical-thinking skills though instruction, analysis and service. (S and N) (WR)
    AFA 3930 Special Topics in African-American Studies
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing, or instructor permission.
    Lectures and seminars covering selected topics of current interests in African-American studies.
    AFA 4135 Theories of Black America
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000.
    A multi-disciplinary examination of some of the important theories and concepts used to explain Black social, political and cultural behavior in the United States for the past 150 years.
    AFA 4225 Blacks in Florida
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000 or instructor permission.
    Addresses the history and themes of Blacks in Florida between 1492 and 1975.
    AFA 4352 Black Hair Politics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000.
    Provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary examination of the history, sociology, psychology and economics of Black hair. Students will explore the textures, styles and meanings of Black hair as they relate to identity and power in society.
    AFA 4905 Individual Study
    Credits: 1 to 5; Prereq: director permission.
    Directed individual reading or research on topics in African-American studies.
    AFA 4931 Special Topics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000.
    Selected topics in African-American studies.
    AFA 4936 African-American Studies Senior Integrative Seminar 1
    Credits: 3.
    Examination of bibliographic resources and analysis of theory, method and special problems in the field of African-American studies.
    AFA 4937 African-American Studies Senior Integrative Seminar 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 4936 or director permission.
    A research seminar providing directed investigation on topics of interdisciplinary interest to scholars in diverse fields.
    AFA 4940 African-American Studies Internship
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000, at least two 3000-level AFA courses, African-American studies minor or major, and sophomore or higher standing.
    Students complete internships with companies, individuals, institutions or organizations whose work adds to the knowledge and well-being of the African-American community.
    AFA 4970 Honors Thesis
    Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000.
    Comprehensive research paper that examines a relevant topic in the discipline of African-American studies. (S-U)
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