Afro/African American Studies (AFRO)

AFRO 1XX Afro/African American Studies Transfer Credit (0 Credits)

AFRO 2XX Afro/African American Studies Transfer Credit (0 Credits)

AFRO 101 The African Diaspora (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the African Diaspora as both a conceptual frame and a set of lived experiences of Black people globally. In this course, we examine how “Diaspora” emerged as a way of understanding the historical, political, economic, and cultural forces that have shaped Black experiences and worldview.

AFRO 106 Black Cultural Studies (3 Credits)

This course of study offers a critical examination of the institutional, psychological and cultural and social forces which help to shape the identity and culture of people of African descent in Africa and in a New World.

AFRO 125 African American History: From Africa to Emancipation (3 Credits)

This course surveys major themes in African American history, including the study of Africa and events that shaped African Americans’ experiences through Emancipation. We will examine the slave trade’s impact on global politics, culture, and economics, centering it as a major cause of the dispersal of Africans throughout the Americas.

AFRO 140 African American History: From Emancipation to the Present (3 Credits)

This course examines the African American experience in the United States from 1865 to the present. Major themes include the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction, African American migration patterns, discrimination and segregation, and the development of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement.

AFRO 164 Introduction to African Civilizations (3 Credits)

This course offers students a survey of the vast mosaic of African civilizations, such as Ghana, Mali, Zimbabwe, Egypt, and Sudan, with a focus on the precolonial period through 1884. Special emphasis is placed on aspects of African civilizations that have influenced modern Africa and the larger world.

AFRO 215 American Civil Rights Movement (3 Credits)

The American Civil Rights Movement has challenged a democratic government to be more responsive to the needs of all constituents, redefined resistance and activism for citizens excluded from the political process, and offered new conceptions of American citizenship. The course focuses on ideology, organizations, resources, leadership, gender and political culture.

AFRO 285 Modern Africa (3 Credits)

This course offers an examination of post-1945 Africa, focusing on the political, economic, and social experiences of African countries. This is a survey course that traces the emergence of “Modern Africa” from colonialism to political independence and analyzes the impact of these new states on international politics.