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Academic Programs in African American Studies

Related academic programs for which African American Studies courses may be counted.

African American Studies Courses:

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  • AAS 170: Topics in African American Studies (occasionally)
  • AAS 179/HIS 179: (formerly AAS 205) African American History to 1865
  • AAS 180/HIS 180: (formerly AAS 206) African American History 1865 to the present
  • AAS 201/HON 220: African and Diaspora Religious Traditions
  • AAS 207/HIS 251 (formerly AAS 351/HIS 351): Ancient and Medieval Africa
  • AAS 208/HIS 252 (formerly AAS 352/HIS 352): Colonial and Modern Africa
  • AAS 210: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the English-Speaking Caribbean
  • AAS 211: The Caribbean: A Socio-Historical Overview
  • AAS 235/COM 235: African American Film
  • AAS 240/MUS 245: History of Jazz
  • AAS 251: Harlem Renaissance When in Vogue
  • AAS 252: Gendering the Harlem Renaissance: Black Paris
  • AAS 280/WGS 260: Women of African Descent in Global Perspective
  • AAS 281/SOC 281: The Sociology of Race in the U.S.
  • AAS 282/HIS 290: History of Race Relations in the U.S.
  • AAS 310: Great Lives African American History I
  • AAS 321/JPW 321: Topics: Race, Gender, and the News
  • AAS 335/LIT 335: Caribbean Women Writers
  • AAS 348: African American Music
  • AAS 353/CRI 352: Advanced Criminology: Race and Crime (Prerequisite: CRI 205 or permission of instructor)
  • AAS 365/INT 365: African Cinema: Francophone African Experience Through Film
  • AAS 370: Topics in African American Studies (Cross-list: Varies)
  • AAS 375/WGS 365: Womanist Thought (Prerequisites: AAS 280, WGS 280/Africana Women in Historical Perspective, or WGS 375/Global Feminisms, or by permission of the instructor)
  • AAS 376/HIS365/WGS 361: Topics: African American Women’s History
  • AAS 377/LIT 377 (formerly AAS 221/LIT 281): Early African American Literature to 1920
  • AAS 378/LIT 378 (formerly AAS 222/LIT 282): African American Literature 1920-1980
  • AAS 390: Advanced Research in African Studies
  • AAS 391: Independent Study
  • AAS 392: Guided Study in Africana Studies
  • AAS 393: Independent Research
  • AAS 477: Honors in Africana Studies (Prerequisites: HON 220, HON 243, or by invitation)
  • AAS 495, 496: Senior Thesis

First-Year Seminar Courses:

  • FSP 102: Literature of the Harlem Renaissance: “When the Negro Was in Vogue”
  • FSP 132: Brown v. Board of Education
  • FSP 122: Brown v. Board of Education: From Brown to Black Feminism
  • FSP 102: Harlem Renaissance: Black Paris
  • FSP 122: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Anglophone Caribbean
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