AAST Africana Studies

AAST   3030   Selected Topics in Africana Studies

1-4 Credit Hours.   1-4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to promote interdisciplinary engagement and, or, in individualized specialization so that the student can deepen his or her knowledge of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   3030S, YORU   3030.

AAST   3030S   Selected Topics in Africana Studies

1-6 Credit Hours.   1-6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to promote interdisciplinary engagement and, or, in individualized specialization so that the student can deepen his or her knowledge of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   3030, YORU   3030.

AAST   3130   African American History to 1877

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

African American history from African beginnings to Reconstruction. This is a study of the thought and actions of people of African ancestry from their origins in precolonial Africa to the conclusion of the Civil War and its aftermath.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3130, YORU   3130.

AAST   3131   African American History Since 1877

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

African American history from Reconstruction to the present.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3131.

AAST   3230   Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A general examination of the history, cultures, and societies of peoples of African descent throughout the world, with emphasis on those who live in Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

AAST   3235   Race and Ethnicity

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is a survey of the major concepts and theories in the study of racial and ethnic relations in the United States. The situations and experiences of various racial and ethnic groups are considered.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in SOCI   1101.

Cross Listing(s): SOCI   3235.

AAST   3330   Yoruba Culture and Civilization

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduction to Yoruba culture in Nigeria and other west African societies as well as the Diaspora.

Cross Listing(s): YORU   3330.

AAST   3332   African American Theatre

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Investigates the contributions of black playwrights, actors, and directors to American theatre.

Cross Listing(s): THEA   3332.

AAST   3336   Francophone Cultures of Africa and the Caribbean

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Continued development of all five competencies (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture) with a focus on an introduction to Africa and the Caribbean. Texts include fables, poems, newspaper articles, and film. Course work includes oral, reading, writing, and grammar activities. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite(s): FREN   2002.

Cross Listing(s): FREN   3336.

AAST   3435   African Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Surveys the major themes, cultural groups, and art traditions of Africa. Focuses on materials, functions, meaning and the distinctive aesthetic values of cultural objects and their ritual significance in African societies.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531 or ARTH   2532.

AAST   3436   African American Art History

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The study of African American art and design from the period of pre-colonial Africa to the contemporary United States. The course investigates the creativity and cultural identity of African Americans and their contributions to the visual culture in America.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ARTH   2531 or ARTH   2532.

AAST   3530   History of Africa to 1800

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Traces the development of significant social, economic and political institutions within precolonial Africa.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3530, INTS   3530.

AAST   3531   History of Africa since 1800

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Traces significant developments in precolonial, colonial and post-colonial African history. These include trade and the origins of the colonial state as well as African encounters with colonialism.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3531, INTS   3531.

AAST   4133   Gullah and Geechee Language and Culture

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduces students to the culture, language, folklore, traditional stories, and creative output of the Gullah and Geechee people in Georgia and South Carolina through readings, lectures, films, and hands-on experiences.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH 4133, LING   4133.

AAST   4134   The Civil Rights Movement

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course explores the origins, ideologies, strategies and legacy of the modern civil rights movement in the North and the South with special focus on the impact of race, class and gender on civil rights from 1946-1968.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4134.

AAST   4330   Geography of Africa South of the Sahara

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A survey of the physical, cultural, political and economic geography of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Selected problems or situations of contemporary interest will be incorporated.

Cross Listing(s): GEOG   4330.

AAST   4337   Rhetoric of Social Movements

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces students to the rhetorical significance of selected movements, including labor reform, civil rights and environment protection, emphasizing the analysis of persuasive social movement discourse.

Cross Listing(s): COMS   4337.

AAST   4530   Revelation and Revolution

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Explores issues of gender, spirituality, and power within the context of African history.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4530, WGST   4530.

AAST   4532   Destruction of Slavery

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on the end of plantation slavery in the nineteenth century Atlantic World. The geographic concentration and topics covered will vary according to the focus of the instructor.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   4532.

AAST   4630   Seminar in Africana Studies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The Seminar in Africana Studies must be taken within the 15-hours block required for the minor in Africana Studies. It is a capstone course in which students apply knowledge gained in the classes they have taken in the Africana Studies program through discussion of selected texts, a major research paper, and an oral presentation required of all Africana Studies minors.

Prerequisite(s): AAST   3230 or YORU   3330.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   4630S.

AAST   4630S   Seminar in Africana Studies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The Seminar in Africana Studies must be taken within the 15-hours block required for the minor in Africana Studies. It is a capstone course in which students apply knowledge gained in the classes they have taken in the Africana Studies program through discussion of selected texts, a major research paper, and an oral presentation required of all Africana Studies minors.

Prerequisite(s): AAST   3230 or YORU   3330.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   4630.

AAST   4890   Directed Individual Study in Yoruba

1-15 Credit Hours.   1-15 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Concentrated study of a topic in Yoruba literature, culture, society, thought or language. May be repeated for credit provided a new topic is studied.

Prerequisite(s): YORU 3000.

Cross Listing(s): YORU   4890.

AAST   5233   The American City

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of American urban development from the colonial period to the present with particular attention paid to migration, architecture, technology, politics, transportation, and urban culture in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   5233, AAST   5233G, HIST   5233G.