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African American Studies Program

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Current Course Descriptions

AFAM 201: Intro to African American Studies: Social and Historical Foundations (Carolina Core)
Introduction to the key debates, figures and concepts that are fundamental to the interdisciplinary study of the historical, political and social development of black life in America.
MW 3:55 - 5:10        Cummings

TR 6 – 7:15               Watson

J10 online                Bowman

 

AFAM 202: Intro to African American Studies: Arts and Cultural
Introduction to the key debates, figures and concepts which are fundamental to the interdisciplinary study of the artistic, literary and cultural development of black life in America.
MW 2:20 – 3:35 Collins

 

AFAM 308: African American Feminist Theory (WGST 308)
An interdisciplinary survey of the contributions of African American women to feminist theory.
TR 4:25 – 5:40 Lee

 

AFAM 350: Antiracist Education (EDFI  211)
Basic concepts, issues and practices of anti-racist education. Topics include individual and institutional racism, overt and covert racism, curriculum, textbooks, power relationships, teacher-student relationships and privacy.
TR 11:40 – 12:55 Hale

 

AFAM 355: Race and Ethnic Relations (SOCY 355) 
Theoretical and empirical approaches related to race/ethnicity and the current state of race relations in America, with some attention to global issues. (Carolina Core) 
MW 2:20 – 3:35 Cummings

 

AFAM 366: Medicine, Disease and Slavery (ANTH 366)
An interdisciplinary study of the health of enslaved African Americans during the nineteenth century, focusing on the conceptions, experiences and dynamics of the relationship between slaves, medicine, healing and their masters in the Antebellum American South.  
MW 3:55 - 5:10 de la Cova

 

AFAM 393: Race and Science Fiction (POLI 393)
Draws on science fiction to understand the contemporary history of American racial and ethnic politics and to speculate about the significance of race in America’s political future. 
TR 2:50 - 4:05 Shaw

 

AFAM 397: Special Topics in African American Society and History: Race, Crime and Criminal Justice   
This course examines the complex race-crime relationship and the controversies surrounding it, from a criminological theoretical perspective. 
MW 2:20 - 3:35 Isom Scott

 

AFAM 397: Special Topics in African American Society and History Voices of America: U.S. History through Biography (meets with HIST 415)

This course examines African American experiences in the U.S. through biography and autobiography.
MW 2:20 - 3:35 Littlefield

 

 


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