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African American Studies Department

African American Studies (AAS) is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary department in which a student may concentrate for the bachelor of arts degree. The department focuses primarily on the experiences of persons of African descent within the United States, yet there is also a strong emphasis on persons of African descent throughout the African diaspora. The AAS major is comprised of courses in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. Majors are introduced to theories of race, class, gender, sexuality and culture as they influence the formation of identities and communities among people of African descent. The organization of the major is designed to provide students with a structured yet flexible conceptual framework within which to study African American and African diaspora experiences. In addition to course work at Emory, majors, minors and other students are strongly encouraged to participate in our study abroad programs at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, and in Cape Town, South Africa. Majors in African American Studies are required to complete an internship in spring semester of their senior year. This enables students to obtain valuable practical experience with one of the department's metro Atlanta partners.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Mark Sanders
P8976464
Professor

Education

  • BA, Oberlin College, 1985
  • PhD, Brown University, 1992

Departments

  • English, Core Faculty
  • African American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • African American literature
  • twentieth-century American literature
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Nagueyalti Warren
P4823077
Professor of Pedagogy

Education

  • BA, Fisk University, 1972
  • MA, Boston University, 1974
  • MA, Simmons College, 1974
  • PhD, University of Mississippi, 1984
  • MFA, Goddard College, 2005

Department

  • African American Studies, Core Faculty
Core Faculty
Carol Anderson
P2661804
Associate Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, The Ohio State University, 1995
  • MA, Miami University,
  • AB, Miami University,

Department

  • African American Studies, Core Faculty
Leroy Davis Jr.
P3820679
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Howard University, 1976
  • MA, Howard University, 1978
  • PhD, Kent State University, 1988

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • African American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • African American and American history
Dianne Diakité
P8008805
Associate Professor

Education

  • AB, Colgate University, 1990
  • MDiv, Harvard Divinity School, 1993
  • MPhil, Union Theological Seminary, 1996
  • PhD, Union Theological Seminary, 1997

Departments

  • Religion, Core Faculty
  • African American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • African American and African Caribbean religions
Brett Gadsden
P6026888
Associate Professor

Education

  • BS, James Madison University, 1991
  • MA, University of Massachusetts, 1996
  • MA, Northwestern University, 1998
  • PhD, Northwestern University, 2006

Department

  • African American Studies, Core Faculty
Leslie Harris
P4908969
Winship Distinguished Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Columbia University, 1988
  • MA, Stanford University, 1993
  • PhD, Stanford University, 1995

Departments

  • History, Core Faculty
  • African American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • African American history
  • American labor
  • social history
Michael Harris
P9592944
Associate Professor

Education

  • BS, Bowling Green State University, 1971
  • MFA, Howard University, 1979
  • MA, Yale University, 1989
  • MA, Yale University, 1990
  • MPhil, Yale University, 1991
  • PhD, Yale University, 1996

Department

  • African American Studies, Core Faculty
Lawrence Jackson
P6645145
Professor

Education

  • BA, Wesleyan University, 1990
  • MA, Ohio State University, 1992
  • PhD, Stanford University, 1997

Departments

  • English, Core Faculty
  • African American Studies, Core Faculty
  • American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • American and African American fiction and autobiography
Nathan McCall
P9507057
Lecturer

Education

  • BA, Norfolk State University, 1981

Department

  • African American Studies, Core Faculty
Pellom McDaniels
P7927280
Assistant Professor and Faculty Curator (University Library)

Education

  • Ph.D, Emory University, 2007
  • BS, Oregon State, 1986

Department

  • African American Studies, Core Faculty
Mark Sanders
P8976464
Professor

Education

  • BA, Oberlin College, 1985
  • PhD, Brown University, 1992

Departments

  • English, Core Faculty
  • African American Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • African American literature
  • twentieth-century American literature
Nagueyalti Warren
P4823077
Professor of Pedagogy

Education

  • BA, Fisk University, 1972
  • MA, Boston University, 1974
  • MA, Simmons College, 1974
  • PhD, University of Mississippi, 1984
  • MFA, Goddard College, 2005

Department

  • African American Studies, Core Faculty

Courses

African American Studies 100-Level Courses
AAS 100: Intro To Afric Amer Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Introduces the major disciplines and topics that comprise African American studies; provides orientation to faculty, institutional, and community resources; and serves as a foundation for subsequent course work and a research project in the field.Requires weekly film screenings and discussions and an independent research project.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Film Screening with discussion
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
100 - 140
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
AAS 110: Dynamics of Black Communities
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
SOC 110: Dynamics of Black Communities
Course Description

Ideologies and selected aspects of the black community. Focus on twentieth-century urban black experience and institutions of America. Provides basic information and a framework for further study of the black diaspora and interrelations in black/white America.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 115: Jazz: Its Evolution & Essence
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 115: Jazz: Its Evolution & Essence
Course Description

Critical and analytic study of jazz idioms from the turn of the century to the present, including the blues, ragtime, Dixieland, swing, bop, and modern jazz. Emphasis on such figures as Armstrong, Ellington, Parker, Monk, and Coleman.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 190: Fresh Sem: Africn Amer Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable topics

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
African American Studies 200-Level Courses
AAS 205: Intro To Ethnomusicology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 247: Racial & Ethnic Relations
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
SOC 247: Racial & Ethnic Relations
Course Description

Relations between and within groups, and conflict and cooperation in light of a number of models of social interaction. Application of principles to racial, religious, and ethnic minorities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AAS 250: African Amer Images in Media
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JRNL 250: African Amer Images in Media
Course Description

No Course Description Available.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 260: Afro-Cent Health Care Systems
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Major factors affecting health care and service delivery within the African American community.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 261: Survey of African-American Literature Before 1900
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An overview of African-American literature prior to 1900. Students will read and examine writings by major contributors to each period in the genres of fiction (short story and novel) essay, poetry, and narratives of enslavement. Students will write four five-page critical essays.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 261W: Survey of African-American Literature Before 1900
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An overview of African-American literature prior to 1900. Students will read and examine writings by major contributors to each period in the genres of fiction (short story and novel) essay, poetry, and narratives of enslavement. Students will write four five-page critical essays.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 262: Survey of African-American Literature Since 1900
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An overview of African-American literature since 1900. Students will read and examine writings by major contributors to each period in the genres of fiction (short story and novel) essay, poetry, and narratives of enslavement. Students will write and revise four five-page critical essays.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 262W: Survey of African-American Literature Since 1900
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An overview of African-American literature since 1900. Students will read and examine writings by major contributors to each period in the genres of fiction (short story and novel) essay, poetry, and narratives of enslavement. Students will write and revise four five-page critical essays.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 267: The Civil Rights Movement
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 267: The Civil Rights Movement
Course Description

An exploration and analysis of the struggle for African American equality with an emphasis on the Civil Rights Movement's development, successes, failures and legacy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 267W: The Civil Rights Movement
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 267W: The Civil Rights Movement
Course Description

An exploration and analysis of the struggle for African American equality with an emphasis on the Civil Rights Movement's development, successes, failures and legacy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 272: Race, Gender and Visual Repres
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 274: Black Resistance Movements in America
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will trace the trajectory of black resistance in America, from seemingly spontaneous slave revolts, to a few major, highly organized efforts, such as the Civil Rights Movement

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Film Screening with discussion
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
AAS 275: Black Images In The Media
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AMST 275: Black Images In The Media
Course Description

Students in this course will study representations of African Americans in major forms of mass media, including newspapers, literature, radio, television and film. We will review the historical development of those images and trace their progression to the present. We also will study the impact of negative portrayals of African Americans on the self-images of blacks and assess the effect of those representations on whites and the society at large. Moreover, the class will examine ways that black image-makers have portrayed African Americans through Hip Hop and film, and we will attempt to predict trends and solutions for the future.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 288: Black Women's Poetry
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course introduces the lesser known poets and poetry of black women in the United States and abroad; explains the elements of poetry and how to analyze a poem; and discusses the aspects of poetry orally and in writing.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
African American Studies 300-Level Courses
AAS 300: Civ Rts Mvmt &Cultural Change
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 303: Black Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 303: Black Music
Course Description

This course considers the idea of Black Music. What is it? What does it sound like? Who created it? These musical questions are set in the context of an equally complicated web of ideas about race and the relationship between racial expectation and black music/cultural production.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 304: Music & Revolution in 1960s
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 304: Music & Revolution in 1960s
Course Description

The 1960s was a decade of turbulence and dramatic social and cultural change. The war in Vietnam, the civil rights and Black Nationalist movements, the so-called sexual revolution, and the popularization of psychedelic drugs all had considerable impact in shaping the musical culture of the day. This course considers the music of the period, the relationships between musical forms, and the shifting relationships between the communities associated with them.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 305: African American Music
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 306: Music of Harlem Renaissance
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 306: Music of Harlem Renaissance
Course Description

Designed to introduce the student to the music associated with the so-called Harlem Renaissance. The course will examine African American and American works, composers, and performers referred to in the famous essays and controversies of this important period.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 306W: Music of Harlem Renaissance
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 306W: Music of Harlem Renaissance
Course Description

Designed to introduce the student to the music associated with the so-called Harlem Renaissance. The course will examine African American and American works, composers, and performers referred to in the famous essays and controversies of this important period.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 307: Bebop and Beyond
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 307: Bebop and Beyond
Course Description

This more advanced jazz history course focuses on the various styles and trends in jazz since 1945. The course will look specifically at Bebop, the Post Bop musics such as Hard Bop and Funky Bop, and the Cool School, Third Stream, avant-garde expressions, Fusion, Jazz Rock, Acid Jazz, and even

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 320: African - American Religion
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REL 320R: African - American Religion
Course Description

Development of religion among African Americans; trends and tendencies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 320W: African - American Religion
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REL 320RW: African - American Religion
Course Description

Development of religion among African Americans; trends and tendencies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 326: Black Christian Thought
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REL 326: Black Christian Thought
Course Description

Spiritual transformations involving worship, magic and healing, ritual, and aesthetic performance in Black speech and literature, music, and drama; and spiritual uses of Biblical themes to empower social political movements.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 326W: Black Christian Thought
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REL 326W: Black Christian Thought
Course Description

Spiritual transformations involving worship, magic and healing, ritual, and aesthetic performance in Black speech and literature, music, and drama; and spiritual uses of Biblical themes to empower social political movements.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 334: Contemporary African Politics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 334: Contemporary African Politics
POLS 334: Contemporary African Politics
Course Description

Politics of sub-Saharan Africa are examined, with emphasis on the major issues of social and political analysis as well as the African economic predicament and its political implications.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 338: History of Afric.Amer. to 1865
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 338: History of Afric.Amer. to 1865
Course Description

Examines the experiences of African Americans from the emergence of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the end of the Civil War. Emphasizes social and cultural history and interpretation of race, class, and gender.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 339: Hist.of Afric.Amer. Since 1865
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 339: Hist.of Afric.Amer. Since 1865
Course Description

Examines African American history from 1865 to the present. Emphasizes regional, gender, and class distinction within African American communities, and the ways in which industrial transformations shaped African American life, thought, and resistance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 345: The Black Freedom Struggle
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The Civil Rights and Black Power struggles of the 1950s-60s-70s, which many scholars now refer to as the ¿Black Freedom Movement,¿ are central to our understanding ofmodern U.S. history. This course provides an overview of the movement, engaging major themes and debates in contemporary Black Freedom Studies including the impact of the Cold War, the roles of women, and the relationship of civil rights to black power. It alsoaddresses the relationship between historical scholarship and popular memory.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 346: African American Politics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
POLS 346: African American Politics
Course Description

Comprehensive examination of African American politics and its critical influence upon the American political system. Civil rights and black power movements; the voting rights act and redistricting; African American political participation, attitudes, and governance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 355: Afric Art&Architect Aftr 1500
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 365: African Art & Arch.after 1500
ARTHIST 355: Afric Art/Architec After 1500
Course Description

Traditional genres of African art with a focus on masks and figure sculpture in West and Central African city-states and chiefdoms from 1500 to European colonization. May be repeated for credit when topic changes, up to a maximum of twelve hours.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 358: African American Lit to 1900
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ENG 358: African American Lit to 1900
Course Description

Major literary traditions of African American writers to 1900.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AAS 358W: African American Lit to 1900
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ENG 358: African American Lit to 1900
Course Description

Major literary traditions of African American writers to 1900.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 359: African American Lit.since1900
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ENG 359: African American Lit.since1900
Course Description

Major literary traditions of African American writers from 1900 to the present.Writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AAS 359W: African American Lit.since1900
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ENG 359: African American Lit.since1900
Course Description

Major literary traditions of African American writers from 1900 to the present.Writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 360: Ethnic Minority Families
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
SOC 360: Ethnic Minority Families
Course Description

Examines a variety of ethnic groups in terms of strengths as well as weaknesses, lodging these characterizations in historical socioeconomic contexts and focusing on the structure and functioning of family life.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 364: Af Civ To Era Trans-Atl Trade
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 366: Imperialsm/Dependnce:3rd World
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 371: Anth.of African Americans
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 371: Anth.of African Americans
Course Description

An exploration of the complexity and diversity of African American culture in the United States from the perspectives of twentieth century anthropologists. Major themes include: (i) the influence of African culture on the populations of the Caribbean and the United States, (ii) the legacy of slavery throughout the Diaspora, and (iii) the extent to which racism and sexism as systems of inequality affect everyday life in African American communities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AAS 371W: Anth.of African Americans
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 371W: Anth.of African Americans
Course Description

An exploration of the complexity and diversity of African American culture in the United States from the perspectives of twentieth century anthropologists. Major themes include: (i) the influence of African culture on the populations of the Caribbean and the United States, (ii) the legacy of slavery throughout the Diaspora, and (iii) the extent to which racism and sexism as systems of inequality affect everyday life in African American communities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 379: African American Art
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Survey of the development of African American art.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 381: Race and the American Presidency
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 381: Race and the American Presidency
Course Description

This course provides students with the opportunity to explore presidential attitudes and actions ranging in matters of slavery and emancipation, the crisis of succession, national reunification, the development of the welfare state, domestic rights revolutions, immigration and US foreign policy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 382: Race and American Political Development
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 382: Race and American Political Development
Course Description

This course explores the ideological and structural foundations of race in American political culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 385: Topics in Afr Amer Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Wide range of topics pertinent to the African American experience. Among topics that have been offered in the past are: Black Political and Social Movements, Afro-Centric Cultures and Human Services, Black Images in American Film, Black Families, Education and the Black Community, and Social Psychological Perspectives on Black Men and Women in the United States.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 385W: Topics in Afr Amer Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Wide range of topics pertinent to the African American experience. Among topics that have been offered in the past are: Black Political and Social Movements, Afro-Centric Cultures and Human Services, Black Images in American Film, Black Families, Education and the Black Community, and Social Psychological Perspectives on Black Men and Women in the United States.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 398R: Directed Readings
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Aspects of African American history and culture are the subject of in-depth reading and study for a semester. In collaboration with a faculty member, a major conceptualizes and completes a research project based upon a mutually agreed upon reading list. Opportunities for directed reading exist in such disciplines as history, sociology, literature, art history, music, religion, and health. Permission of the instructor is required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
African American Studies 400-Level Courses
AAS 410: American Human Rights Policy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course surveys and analyses the factors shaping the U.S. response in the 20th and 21st centuries to human rights, domestically and globally. Writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 410W: American Human Rights Policy
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course surveys and analyses the factors shaping the U.S. response in the 20th and 21st centuries to human rights, domestically and globally. Writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 412: War Crimes and Genocide
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will explore the development of international law, international consciousness and U.S. foreign policy on the two distinct but often related issues of war crimes and genocide during the late 19th and throughout the 20th centuries.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 412W: War Crimes and Genocide
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will explore the development of international law, international consciousness and U.S. foreign policy on the two distinct but often related issues of war crimes and genocide during the late 19th and throughout the 20th centuries.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 481: Atlanta Civil Rights Histories
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
WGS 481: Atlanta Civil Rights Histories
Course Description

This course will examine the ways in which the twentieth-century black Civil Rights Movement and the movement for LGBT rights have intersected through the activism of black LGBT activists in the city of Atlanta. Students will conduct ground-breaking research in Atlanta's black LGBT community

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 481W: Atlanta Civil Rights Histories
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
WGS 481W: Atlanta Civil Rights Histories
Course Description

This course will examine the ways in which the twentieth-century black Civil Rights Movement and the movement for LGBT rights have intersected through the activism of black LGBT activists in the city of Atlanta. Students will conduct ground-breaking research in Atlanta's black LGBT community

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 482: Black Women Writers
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Course focuses on the works of 19th and 20th century black women writers. Writers vary but may include the works of Harriet Jacobs,Pauline Hopkins, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
AAS 483: Reading Alice Walker
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
WGS 483: Reading Alice Walker
Course Description

In this seminar on the writings of Alice Walker students will write a total of four 5-6 page critical essays that examine the issues addressed in the reading assignments and discussed in class. Each essay will be critiqued and the student will submit it again in a revised form. These essays will become part of a cumulative collection that will be due at the end of the course. Students will make an oral presentation for their peers and incorporate the peer comments and suggestions in the final version of the collected essays due at the end of the term. Due to the intense focus on writing and revision there will be no midterm or final examination.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 483W: Reading Alice Walker
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
WGS 483W: Reading Alice Walker
Course Description

In this seminar on the writings of Alice Walker students will write a total of four 5-6 page critical essays that examine the issues addressed in the reading assignments and discussed in class. Each essay will be critiqued and the student will submit it again in a revised form. These essays will become part of a cumulative collection that will be due at the end of the course. Students will make an oral presentation for their peers and incorporate the peer comments and suggestions in the final version of the collected essays due at the end of the term. Due to the intense focus on writing and revision there will be no midterm or final examination.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 484: Maj. Figs: E Gaines & A Walker
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
175
AAS 485: Special Topics Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Wide range of topics pertinent to the African American experience. Among topics that have been offered in the past are: Black Political and Social Movements, Afro-Centric Cultures and Human Services, Black Images in American Film, Black Families, Education and the Black Community, and Social Psychological Perspectives on Black Men and Women in the United States.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 485W: Special Topics Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Wide range of topics pertinent to the African American experience. Among topics that have been offered in the past are: Black Political and Social Movements, Afro-Centric Cultures and Human Services, Black Images in American Film, Black Families, Education and the Black Community, and Social Psychological Perspectives on Black Men and Women in the United States.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 490R: Senior Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Multidisciplinary in nature, the readings of the senior seminar reflect the centrality of the historical and cultural contributions of African Americans to American history and culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 490RW: Senior Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Multidisciplinary in nature, the readings of the senior seminar reflect the centrality of the historical and cultural contributions of African Americans to American history and culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
AAS 491: Internship
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 12
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
Community engaged learning
AAS 495A: Honors Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall semester. Variable credit with a maximum credit of eight hours. Prerequisite: approval of adviser and the director of undergraduate studies. Open to majors and minors writing honors thesis.Includes writing proposal for thesis requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Honors seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Directed study component for each student
AAS 495BW: Honors Thesis
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

spring semester. Variable credit with a maximum credit of eight hours. Prerequisite: approval of adviser and the director of undergraduate studies. Open to majors and minors writing honors thesis. Writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Honors seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Writing Requirement
Yes
Africa and the Diaspora (Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas)
ARTHIST 355: Afric Art/Architec After 1500
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 355: Afric Art&Architect Aftr 1500
AFS 365: African Art & Arch.after 1500
Course Description

Traditional genres of African art with a focus on masks and figure sculpture in West and Central African city-states and chiefdoms from 1500 to European colonization. May be repeated for credit when topic changes, up to a maximum of twelve hours.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ARTHIST 365: Postcolonial African Art
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 386: Colonial/Contemp African Art
Course Description

Treatment of the major issues raised by the new genres of art that have resulted from the African experience of European colonization. May be repeated for credit when topic changes, up to a maximum of twelve hours.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
HIST 334: Diplom History Of U.S. To 1914
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

American diplomacy from revolution through continental expansion, Civil and Spanish wars, to world power under Wilson. Emphasizes the influence of commercial growth, political pressures, imperial ideologies, and rising national consciousness.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 338: History of Afric.Amer. to 1865
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 338: History of Afric.Amer. to 1865
Course Description

Examines the experiences of African Americans from the emergence of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the end of the Civil War. Emphasizes social and cultural history and interpretation of race, class, and gender.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 360: Mexico: Aztecs to Narcos
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course examines 500 plus years of Mexican history, from the Aztec Empire to today's

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 362: History Of The Caribbean
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
LACS 362: History of the Caribbean
Course Description

Development of the major islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, from colonial times to the present. Emphasizes evolution of plantation societies, slavery and race relations, international rivalries, economic dependence, political independence, and social revolutions.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 365: Africa In The Modern World
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
HIST 367: The Making of South Africa
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 367: The Making of South Africa
Course Description

Evolution of South Africa from a society based on the principle of systematic racial segregation to a multiracial democracy. Origins of racial segregation and apartheid, nationalist struggles, challenges of post-apartheid development.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
IDS 263: Intro to African Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 263: Intro to African Studies
Course Description

Introduction to the African humanities and social sciences through in-depth study of three African regions. Explores major historical trends and their impact on culture, including the slave trade, colonialism, and postcolonial international contacts. Content is drawn from literature (both written literature and oral traditions), film, history, religion, anthropology, sociology, and art.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
POLS 334: Contemporary African Politics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 334: Contemporary African Politics
AAS 334: Contemporary African Politics
Course Description

Politics of sub-Saharan Africa are examined, with emphasis on the major issues of social and political analysis as well as the African economic predicament and its political implications.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REL 320R: African - American Religion
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 320: African - American Religion
Course Description

Development of religion among African Americans; trends and tendencies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Expressive Arts and Culture
AAS 115: Jazz: Its Evolution & Essence
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 115: Jazz: Its Evolution & Essence
Course Description

Critical and analytic study of jazz idioms from the turn of the century to the present, including the blues, ragtime, Dixieland, swing, bop, and modern jazz. Emphasis on such figures as Armstrong, Ellington, Parker, Monk, and Coleman.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AAS 358: African American Lit to 1900
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ENG 358: African American Lit to 1900
Course Description

Major literary traditions of African American writers to 1900.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AAS 359: African American Lit.since1900
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ENG 359: African American Lit.since1900
Course Description

Major literary traditions of African American writers from 1900 to the present.Writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ARTHIST 319R: Spec Stud:Ancient Egyptian Art
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
HSC
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Topics could include the treasures of Tutankhamun; images of women in Egyptian art; and the art of New Kingdom Egypt. May be repeated for credit when topic changes, up to a maximum of twelve hours.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ARTHIST 367: 20th C African American Art
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Developments in African American art in the United States in the twentieth century considering the key artists/movement/moments and larger themes in African American society and culture. May be repeated for credit when topic changes, up to a maximum of twelve hours.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ARTHIST 379R: Spec Studies American Art
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
HSC
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Topics could include romanticism in England and the United States, issues in American painting; African diaspora ritual arts; and African American painting and sculpture. May be repeated for credit when topic changes, up to a maximum of twelve hours.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ARTHIST 389R: Spec Studi African Art Arch
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
HSC
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, two to four hours. Topics could include African art and architecture; colonial and contemporary African art; and arts of ancient Africa. May be repeated for credit when topic changes, up to a maximum of twelve hours.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Identities, Ideologies, and Institutions
AAS 247: Racial & Ethnic Relations
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
SOC 247: Racial & Ethnic Relations
Course Description

Relations between and within groups, and conflict and cooperation in light of a number of models of social interaction. Application of principles to racial, religious, and ethnic minorities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
AAS 260: Afro-Cent Health Care Systems
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Major factors affecting health care and service delivery within the African American community.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 339: Hist.of Afric.Amer. Since 1865
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 339: Hist.of Afric.Amer. Since 1865
Course Description

Examines African American history from 1865 to the present. Emphasizes regional, gender, and class distinctions within black communities, and the ways in which industrial transformations shaped black life, thought, and resistance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
POLS 385: Spec Tops: Political Science
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected topics and problems in political science. Content will vary in successive offerings of this course. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REL 320R: African - American Religion
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 320: African - American Religion
Course Description

Development of religion among African Americans; trends and tendencies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REL 326: Black Christian Thought
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 326: Black Christian Thought
Course Description

Spiritual transformations involving worship, magic and healing, ritual, and aesthetic performance in Black speech and literature, music, and drama; and spiritual uses of Biblical themes to empower social political movements.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
SOC 360: Ethnic Minority Families
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 360: Ethnic Minority Families
Course Description

Examines a variety of ethnic groups in terms of strengths as well as weaknesses, lodging these characterizations in historical socioeconomic contexts and focusing on the structure and functioning of family life.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
Contributing Courses
AAS 385: Topics in Afr Amer Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Wide range of topics pertinent to the African American experience. Among topics that have been offered in the past are: Black Political and Social Movements, Afro-Centric Cultures and Human Services, Black Images in American Film, Black Families, Education and the Black Community, and Social Psychological Perspectives on Black Men and Women in the United States.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
AFS 366: Development Issues for Africa
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ECON 366: Development Issues for Africa
Course Description

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore issues in economic development viewed from the perspective of sub-Saharan Africa from the impact of slavery and colonialism to the modern era of globalization.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ANT 202: Concepts & Meth In Cult Anth
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Basic concepts and theories of cultural anthropology and linguistics. Comparative economic and political systems, social organization and the family, belief systems, and modes of communication. Diverse levels of sociocultural complexity from primitive tribes to industrial societies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ANT 314: Race&Racism:Myths&Realities
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The social construction of race relies on differences that lack biological significance. The social and biological cast of racism from the continued entrenched concept of race in America is considered.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ARTHIST 345: The Formation Of Islamic Art
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to the early formative period of Islamic art in the sixth through the thirteenth centuries, drawing upon architecture, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, and manuscript illumination.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
HIST 342: The Old South
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Examines the South from its colonial origins to the Civil War, with emphasis on the social, political, and economic development of a slave society.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
HIST 349: The New South
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The agrarian South and the growth of an industrial ideal, segregation, dilemmas of political reform, race and politics, assaults upon segregation and its defenders, and modernization and change.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
MESAS 315: The Qur'an
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REL 315: The Qur'an
Course Description

The Qur'an in translation, from historical and literary perspectives, looking at its use in Islam, its language, stylistics, modes of narrative, and its relationship to Jewish, Christian, and Arabian traditions.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
POLS 347: The South In National Politics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The changing roles of the South in national politics since World War II, with attention to presidential elections, the two-party system, and the United States Congress.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
SOC 247: Racial & Ethnic Relations
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AAS 247: Racial & Ethnic Relations
Course Description

Relations between and within groups, and conflict and cooperation in light of a number of models of social interaction. Application of principles to racial, religious, and ethnic minorities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
WGS 381: Stud In Afro-Amer Women's Lit
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Explores the diversity of African American women's writing, with special attention to their self-representation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150

Language Study

All majors are encouraged to fulfill the degree requirements of Emory College by studying one of the following foreign languages: French, Spanish, and Arabic.