Courses

AFA 2000 Introduction to African-American Studies 3 Credits

An integrated interdisciplinary exploration of selected themes and representative materials in the African-American experience in North America, emphasizing continuity and change. (H) (WR)

General Education - Humanities
WR6

AFA 3110 Key Issues in African-American and Black-Atlantic Thought 3 Credits

The leading voices of resistance and social change that have influenced African-American intellectual history, black public consciousness, political action and social theory. (H and D) (WR).

General Education - Diversity
General Education - Humanities
WR6

AFA 3240 The African Diaspora 3 Credits

Overview of transnational fields of cultural contact, power and competing economic interests in which the African Diaspora developed. (WR)

WR6

AFA 3303 The Wire 3 Credits

Critically Examine Various Themes That Are Presented in the Television Show, the Wire. Major Topics Include the Illegal Drug Trade, Race and Ethnicity, Sexuality, Public Policy and Politics, K-12 Education, and the News Media.

Prereq: AFA 2000

AFA 3332 Black Feminist and Womanist Theory 3 Credits

Interdisciplinary survey of African-American and Afro-descendant women's contributions to feminist theory. (WR)

WR6

AFA 3350 Black Masculinity 3 Credits

Integrated interdisciplinary exploration of selected themes and resources that represent the Black Masculine experience in North America, emphasizing continuity and change. (C, H, D, and E6)

General Education - Diversity
General Education - Humanities
WR6

AFA 3354 Race, Religion and Rebellion 3 Credits

Examination of the interplay of religion, race and rebellion in the organization and execution of the various revolts, insurrections and social movements of black people in the U.S. from the slavery period through the Civil Rights and Black Power Eras.

AFA 3356 African American Religion 3 Credits

Explores the African American religious experience from the beginning of the African sojourn here in North America until the present.

AFA 3357 Civil Rights and Religion 3 Credits

Examination of the role of religion in the African American Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s through the 1980s.

AFA 3360 Archaeology of African-American Life and Culture 3 Credits

Historical overview of African-American archaeology, including important cases, key figures, major issues and development of the field. (S) (WR)

General Education - Social Science
WR2

AFA 3363 The Black Experience: Psychological Perspectives 3 Credits

An interdisciplinary course examining themes, premises and theories presented by major psychological theorists in their depictions and accounts of the behavior of Black people in America; the growth of Black psychology. (S and D) (WR)

Prereq: AFA 2000

General Education - Diversity
General Education - Social Science
WR6

AFA 3371 History of Hip Hop 3 Credits

Examines the Blossoming of Hip Hop as a Musical Genre and as a Cultural and Political Youth Movement From the 1970s to the Present, Extending From Its Origins in New York City to the Rest of the Nation and the World.

Prereq: AFA 2000

AFA 3850 Research Methods in African-American History 3 Credits

Research methods in African-American history. (H and N OR S and N)

Prereq: AFA 2000 or instructor permission

General Education - Humanities
General Education - International
General Education - Social Science

AFA 3915C Mentoring At-Risk Youth 3 Credits

A community service-learning course that develops mentoring and critical-thinking skills though instruction, analysis and service. (S and N) (WR)

Prereq: AFA 2000 or instructor permission

General Education - International
General Education - Social Science
WR6

AFA 3930 Special Topics in African-American Studies 3 Credits

Lectures and seminars covering selected topics of current interests in African-American studies.

Prereq: junior or senior standing, or instructor permission

AFA 4135 Theories of Black America 3 Credits

A multi-disciplinary examination of some of the important theories and concepts used to explain Black social, political and cultural behavior in the United States for the past 150 years.

Prereq: AFA 2000

AFA 4225 Blacks in Florida 3 Credits

Addresses the history and themes of Blacks in Florida between 1492 and 1975.

Prereq: AFA 2000 or instructor permission

AFA 4352 Black Hair Politics 3 Credits

Provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary examination of the history, sociology, psychology and economics of Black hair. Students will explore the textures, styles and meanings of Black hair as they relate to identity and power in society.

Prereq: AFA 2000

AFA 4430 Black Lives Matter 3 Credits

Examination of the particular historical, geographical, cultural, social, and political ways in which race was, and continues to be configured and deployed in the United States.

Prereq: AFA 2000

AFA 4905 Individual Study 1-5 Credits

Directed individual reading or research on topics in African-American studies.

Prereq: director permission

AFA 4931 Special Topics 3 Credits

Selected topics in African-American studies.

Prereq: AFA 2000

AFA 4936 African-American Studies Senior Integrative Seminar 3 Credits

Examination of bibliographic resources and analysis of theory, method and special problems in the field of African-American studies.

AFA 4940 African-American Studies Internship 3 Credits

Students complete internships with companies, individuals, institutions or organizations whose work adds to the knowledge and well-being of the African-American community.

Prereq: AFA 2000, at least two 3000-level AFA courses, African-American studies minor or major, and sophomore or higher standing

AFA 4970 Honors Thesis 3 Credits

Comprehensive research paper that examines a relevant topic in the discipline of African-American studies. (S-U)

Prereq: AFA 2000