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AFS 2011: African Performance and Politics (3 cr.)
This course explores performance and narrative in African culture.  Through lectures and performances (live or taped), it will address the historicity of the arts, including the role and status of public intellectuals, the relevance of representation, and the validity of transposition and of translation.  The readings will reflect the innovative multidisciplinary approach.  (Fall)

AFS 2015: African Diaspora in South America (3 cr.)
This course focuses on the peoples and cultures of African descent that have existed on the South American continent.  Particular attention will be paid to this phenomenon as it manifests itself in Brazil. 

AFS 2016: History of Jazz (3 cr.)
The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of, and insights into, the development of America's great natural resource: jazz. Its musical ingredients will be examined critically through listening and participation.  In addition, rock music, and its differences and relationships to jazz, will be explored.  (Spring)

AFS 2019: Introduction to African Studies I (3 cr.)
This course is an interdisciplinary, historical survey of African societies.  It introduces major African political, social and cultural institutions and events from ancient times to the present.  It aims to facilitate understanding of how African communities have faced the challenges of societal construction; encountered historical disruptions; and continued the process of reconstruction to the present.  (Fall)

AFS 2021: Introduction to African Studies II (3 cr.)
This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to African historical and societal background in the Americas: the Diaspora; slavery; new social forms: family systems, social, cultural and religious institutions; the political and intellectual struggles for humanity and freedom; and cultural, economic, and political development.  The approach aims for an historical understanding of African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latino communities and Africa's constant creativity and contributions to the larger multi-cultural stream.  (Spring)

AFS 2024: Race, Religion and Culture (3 cr.)
The purpose of this course is to examine the complex interplay between race, religion and culture in a variety of contexts in the Western hemisphere.  The course includes practice.  (Spring)

AFS 2025: Urban Sociology (3 cr.)
This course examines the historical development of cities, the socio-economic significance of the metropolis, and patterns of urban growth and decay.  In addition, problems such as gentrification, homelessness, racial and ethnic tensions, fiscal crises and trends in urban politics will be explored.  (Fall)

AFS 2026: Survey of African Art (3 cr.)
A survey of African sculpture and decorative arts from sub-Saharan Africa.  Works will be examined within a cultural and historical context.  (Spring)
AFS 2029: Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean (3 cr.)
This course examines the people and cultures of the Caribbean during three periods: Pre-Columbian, Colonization, Independence.  Various socio-political movements that erupted during these periods will be analyzed by using different countries as case studies.  Major trends will be noted while paying attention to the unique characteristics of each country used as a case study.  (Fall)

AFS 2037: Stories of the Caribbean (3 cr.)
This course surveys recent writing in English by authors of Caribbean origins.  The themes of the stories and novels are: the African Diaspora; the slave trade; colonial rule; the fight for independence and global identity.

AFS 2080: Modern African History (3 cr.)
A survey of African history from the late 19th-century to the 1960's, this course examines, the abolition of the slave trade and the rise of commodity commerce, European imperialism, African resistance and the imposition of colonial domination. Political, economic and social developments during the colonial period, the emergence of African freedom struggles and nationalism and the recovery of African independence will also be examined.  (Fall)

AFS 2082: History of Ancient Africa (3 cr.)
This course is a survey of African history from the earliest times to 1800.  Themes include the formation of early human communities in selected parts of Africa, the ancient kingdoms and civilizations of Egypt, Meroe, Axum and others, the Sudanic empires and kingdoms, East and Southern African kingdoms, the trans-Saharan trade system, the slave trade and its impact, and political and economic developments to 1800.  (Fall)

AFS 2085: History of Contemporary Africa (3 cr.)
This course surveys aspects of the history of post-independence Africa since the 1950s.  Themes examined include the national independence movements and liberation struggles, nation-building, political ideologies, the party systems, the military in politics, internal conflicts, civil wars, educational, social and cultural developments, neo-colonialism, economic dependency and development, foreign interference through structural adjustment programs, the movement for political change and the future of Africa.  (Spring)