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Students from all backgrounds will examine the historical and contemporary experiences of Africana peoples to prepare as leaders of a global and diverse economy.

The Department of Africana Studies analyzes how gender, class, race and other important ideas shape the experiences of Africana peoples and influence the global economy. Join a program that embraces new technologies and serves as a leader in digital learning.

You’ll study under faculty from diverse academic backgrounds, resulting in a rich and exciting interdisciplinary classroom dynamic. In the online Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies program, you’ll learn to:

  • Solve the grand challenges of a rapidly changing world
  • Engage with local and international communities
  • Enhance communication with people from diverse backgrounds

Arizona Online gives you the freedom to earn your degree, your way. Learn from the same professors, enjoy the same resources, and earn the same degree. All from the comfort of home.

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Online B.A in Africana Studies

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

30 units in AFAS (including a minimum of 18 units upper division as follows):

Foundations (3 courses – 9 units): 
AFAS 200: Introduction to Africana Studies

AFAS 207: African American History (1440-1877)

AFAS 220: Introduction to African American Studies

Research Methods (1 course – 3 units):
AFAS 302: Africana Studies Research Approaches

Capstone (1 course – 3 units):
AFAS 498: Senior Capstone

It is suggested that students complete one approved study abroad experience and/or study away experience and/or one approved internship prior to taking AFAS 498 Senior Capstone. Approved student credit hours receive via study abroad and/or study away and/or internship may count toward the BA in Africana Studies.

Complete 15 additional units from the following (including a minimum of 12 units upper division among which 3 units must be at the 400 level):

African American History, Culture and Aesthetics

  • AFAS 204: African Diaspora Religion and Culture
  • AFAS 208: African American History (1865-Present)
  • AFAS 224: Models of Resistance, Post 16th Cent. African Liberation Movements in the Southeast
  • AFAS 255: African American Politics
  • AFAS 260: Ethnic Relations in the United States
  • AFAS 304A: The Social Construction of Race:  Whiteness
  • AFAS  304B: The Social Construction of Race: Blackness
  • AFAS 306: African-American Autobiographies:  Women and Their Histories
  • AFAS 320: The African American Slave Narrative: History and Literature
  • AFAS  340: The Politics of Race and the African Experience
  • AFAS  342: Writers, Women and the Gods
  • AFAS 371: Hip-Hop Cinema
  • AFAS 375: Digital Africana Studies: The Harlem Renaissance
  • AFAS 421: Topics in Africana Studies
  • AFAS 475: USA & South Africa: Comparative Historical & Political Perspectives
  • AFAS 478: African American Literature
  • AFAS  482: African Americans & U.S. Foreign Policy
  • AFAS 493: Internship
  • AFAS 494: Practicum

 

Online Course Schedule

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Spring 2022
AFRICANA STUDIES

AFAS 160A1 – Traditions and Societies of the World - The Africana Experience
This course will introduce students to fundamental issues and concepts in the Africana experience in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Principle topics of discussion will be drawn from areas of history, philosophy, political-economy, literature and the arts, religion-culture and society.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Jan 12 - Mar 4
Status Open
Enrollment 19 / 20
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 12 - Mar 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 19 / 20
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Mar 14 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 17 / 20
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 14 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 17 / 20

AFAS 160D1 – Introduction to African American Literature
Introduction to African American literature will explore the linguistic and cultural roots and traditions of literary writing by African Americans in three centuries of American history focusing on select readings in poetry, drama, and fictional prose. The overall goal of the course is to introduce students to the history of the different genres, contexts, and content of literary production by African American writers from the 1700s to the late 20th century.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bryan Carter
Date Jan 12 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 298 / 800
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 12 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 298 / 800
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bryan Carter
Date Mar 14 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 135 / 200
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 14 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 135 / 200

AFAS 208 – History of Africa
This course is an introduction to the history of an enormous continent, Africa. Because of the size of the geography, population and time covered, one of the main purposes of this course is to pave the way to the upper division regional and thematic classes. We will move our way through African history both temporally and thematically. Lectures will introduce key themes and ideas and in section you will discuss historical evidence for African communities, cultures and ideas. This course is suitable to those who know nothing of Africa, and to those who are considering taking an upper division lecture classes or seminar in African history or Africana Studies.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Benjamin Lawrance
Date Mar 14 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 10 / 30
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 14 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 10 / 30

AFAS 210 – African American History (1865-Present)
This course evaluates the experience of peoples of African descent in the United States after the Civil War. Reconstruction, "Jim Crow" segregation, "New Negro" Movement, Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, and the "Great Society" are the main subjects addressed in this class.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Mary Pierce
Date Mar 14 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 33 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 14 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 33 / 60

AFAS 220 – Introduction to African American Studies
Introductory survey of the literature, history, culture and social issues affecting Black Americans.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Jan 12 - Mar 4
Status Open
Enrollment 50 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 12 - Mar 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 50 / 60
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Mar 14 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 39 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 14 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 39 / 120

AFAS 230 – Introduction to African Literature
Anglophone and Francophone literature. Focuses on major authors; Achebe, Soyinka, Head, Wa Thiong'O, Brutus, Emecheta. Employs bio-literary analysis.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Jan 12 - Mar 4
Status Open
Enrollment 38 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 12 - Mar 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 38 / 60

AFAS 299 – Independent Study
Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bryan Carter
Date Jan 12 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 3
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 12 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 3

AFAS 304A – The Social Construction of Race: Whiteness
In constructing this course, the recognition of Whiteness/Blackness is not solely a reactionary response to challenges from persons of color; it is also a reflection of the need to provide a narrative of Whiteness/Blackness that intends an understanding of the notion of Whiteness/Blackness as a racial category and the implications of this categorization and association. For example, naming Whiteness displaced it from the unmarked, and unnamed status that is itself an effect of dominance. Within the particular disciplines of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, Whiteness, Blackness and Race have come to be earnest subjects of study. Being White or Black in the 21st Century, however, is far from straightforward. It is riddled with ambiguity and marked by a general sense of racial angst as to what it means to be White or Black. This course will attempt to respond to the question: What does it mean to be Black/White in our global climate?

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Jennifer Donahue
Date Mar 14 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 31 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 14 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 31 / 60

AFAS 306 – African-American Autobiographies: Women and Their Histories
Students will gain insight into the historical and cultural factors that have created, and continue to perpetuate gender and ethnic inequity. Students will come to understand African American writers, particularly women, as historical agents and self-defined individuals. While the course will emphasize the multiple roles of African American women, as portrayed autobiographically it also incorporates the historical struggles of those around them. It is my goal that through the course material students will see how African Americans are constantly recreating themselves in the face of adversity.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Mary Pierce
Date Jan 12 - Mar 4
Status Open
Enrollment 55 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 12 - Mar 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 55 / 60

AFAS 342 – Writers, Women and the Gods
In order to conceptualize the way gender and ethnicity has shaped women's lives in the public and private domain students will "hear" the voices of African American women in ethnography, history and literature as we discuss the Africana concepts of life, health, beauty and family. The experiences of these women, as expressed in literature have become "formidable" presences in African American culture and history. The self-expression and self-definition, expressed by African American women's voices have generated social and political changes in American history that have also impacted the dominant Euro-American culture of American society.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Jan 12 - Mar 4
Status Open
Enrollment 21 / 30
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 12 - Mar 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 21 / 30

AFAS 351 – Race and Class in Latin America
The impact of commercial expansion, urbanization, industrialization, and ideological change on race and class relations in Latin America from the 16th to early 20th century.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Angela Corsa
Date Mar 14 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 30 / 30
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 14 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 30 / 30

AFAS 371 – Hip-Hop Cinema
Course provides a strong foundation in the history and development of hip - hop cinema. Major films, directors, and movements are studied in their historical, social, and cultural context, with a particular focus on the aesthetics of visual language and cinematic techniques .

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Tani Sanchez
Date Jan 12 - Mar 4
Status Open
Enrollment 233 / 300
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 12 - Mar 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 233 / 300
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Tani Sanchez
Date Mar 14 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 135 / 300
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 14 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 135 / 300

AFAS 376 – Global Soccer
This interdisciplinary course is about the emergence and growing notoriety of soccer in France, the Francophone world, and the rest of the planet. While the British invented "football" (as soccer is known around the world) and professional football, the French were key players in structuring it worldwide. Following in the steps of Pierre de Coubertin who revived the Olympic Games at the end of the 19th century, French compatriots Jules Rimet, Robert Guérin, Henri Delaunay, Jacques de Ryswick, Gabriel Hanot, Jacques Goddet, and Jacques Ferran were central figures in the creation of the most important soccer institutions as of today: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in 1904, the FIFA World Cup Soccer in 1930, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) in 1954, the UEFA Coupe d'Europe des Clubs Champions Européens (Champions League) in 1955, and the Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball Award) in 1956. The course provides a strong foundation in the history and development of soccer in France, the Francophone world, and as a worldwide global phenomenon through explorations in the following areas: cultural and global studies, philosophy, history, institutions, the arts, and language. The course presents several important themes that will allow us to understand the popularity and identification of the populations with soccer worldwide, as well as the human values it represents: olympism, pacifism, imperialism, colonialism, national identities, race, politics, gender, and globalization. Students will read and discuss some of the most important scholarly texts dealing with soccer.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Jan 12 - Mar 4
Status Open
Enrollment 66 / 80
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 12 - Mar 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 66 / 80
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Mar 14 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 14 / 20
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 14 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 14 / 20

AFAS 439 – Blacks in Hollywood
This introductory course focuses on the impact the subjective concept of race has had in African American cinematic representations, and how images work in controlling and policing thought and constructing sexuality. This course serves as an introduction to basic race theory.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Tani Sanchez
Date Mar 14 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 27 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 14 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 27 / 60

AFAS 482 – African Americans & U.S. Foreign Policy
Introduction to African American involvement in shaping U.S. foreign policy from 1850 to the present. The objective is to show how African Americans organized to change both U.S. foreign policy toward Africa and the Caribbean as well as domestic racial policies by appealing to the international community. The course will highlight how U. S. foreign policy was reformulated by ruling elites to stave off international criticism of unjust domestic racial policies.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Jan 12 - Mar 4
Status Open
Enrollment 22 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 12 - Mar 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 22 / 60

AFAS 493 – Internship
Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Staff
Date Jan 12 - Mar 4
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 3
  • +
  • Section: 201
  • Instructor:Staff
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 12 - Mar 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 3
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Staff
Date Mar 14 - May 4
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 3
  • +
  • Section: 201
  • Instructor:Staff
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 14 - May 4
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 3
Summer 2022
AFRICANA STUDIES

AFAS 150B1 – Contemporary Afro Brazil
This course introduces students to the origins and emergence of Afro-Brazilians, peoples of African descent in Brazil, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Principle topics of discussion will be drawn from areas of history, philosophy, political economy, literature, the arts, religion, culture, and society.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Praise Zenenga
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 6 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 6 / 25

AFAS 160A1 – Traditions and Societies of the World - The Africana Experience
This course will introduce students to the fundamental issues and concepts in the Africana experience in Africa and the United States from a humanist and interdisciplinary perspectives. Principal topics of discussion will be drawn from areas of history, philosophy, political-economy, literature and the arts, religion and society.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 15 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 15 / 25

AFAS 160D1 – Introduction to African American Literature
Introduction to African American literature will explore the linguistic and cultural roots and traditions of literary writing by African Americans in three centuries of American history focusing on select readings in poetry, drama, and fictional prose. The overall goal of the course is to introduce students to the history of the different genres, contexts, and content of literary production by African American writers from the 1700s to the late 20th century.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bryan Carter
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 17 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 17 / 25
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 25

AFAS 200 – Introduction to Africana Studies
Course provides a comprehensive understanding of the African American experience as grounded in the humanities and social sciences. A broad investigation of Africana history and culture and its subsequent evolution in the United States.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 6 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 6 / 25
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bryan Carter
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Open
Enrollment 14 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 14 / 25

AFAS 209 – African American History (1440-1877)
This course evaluates the early experiences of peoples of African descent in North America. The culture of African captives, their daily lives under different slave regimes, slave resistance, free blacks, and emancipation are the main subjects addressed in this class.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Mary Pierce
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 8 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 8 / 25

AFAS 218 – Introduction to Hip-Hop Dance
This beginning level hip- hop dance class combines straight lectures, lively discussions and problem solving with actual movement practice with the objective of equipping students the relevant cultural, historical and practical knowledge of hip-hop dance and cultures in general. This course takes off from the premise that hip-hop dance is a vital component of wider hip-hop cultures which contain both global and sub-national constituents. As such, it adopts a historical approach to explore the beginnings, influences and parallels of hip-hop dance in continental African, Caribbean, Latin American and local US cultures. The course proceeds to examine the different hip-hop dance and movement styles, techniques, vocabulary and cultures emanating from particular geographic regions especially the East Coast, West Coast, Midwest and the Deep South in the USA as well as hip-hop dance's current state of global popularity, cross-cultural appeal, production and consumption. The ultimate objective is to challenge and encourage students to create final dance projects where they apply knowledge acquired throughout the semester to demonstrate their understanding of the cultural, historical and practical knowledge of hip-hop dance and cultures in general. Most importantly, the course examines how hip-hop dance expressions and representations challenge and/or reinforce social constructs of race, gender, and class. As a combination lecture/studio class this course will focus on both theory and practice. Where possible the course will take advantage of Hip-Hop dancers and scholars residing in or visiting Arizona to deliver guest performances and workshop. Students are not required to have prior dance knowledge to enroll in this class and will participate at their ability levels. The class culminates in a research paper and an option to do a performance or a digital project.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Praise Zenenga
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Open
Enrollment 25 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 25 / 25
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Praise Zenenga
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 22 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 22 / 25

AFAS 220 – Introduction to African American Studies
Introductory survey of the literature, history, culture and social issues affecting Black Americans.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 6 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 6 / 25
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Open
Enrollment 5 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 5 / 25

AFAS 230 – Introduction to African Literature
Anglophone and Francophone literature. Focuses on major authors; Achebe, Soyinka, Head, Wa Thiong'O, Brutus, Emecheta. Employs bio-literary analysis.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Praise Zenenga
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Open
Enrollment 10 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 10 / 25

AFAS 302 – Africana Studies Research Approaches
This course is designed to provide students with skills in conducting social science research in the field of Africana Studies. The course will consist of discussions of the role of knowledge, the various methods by which knowledge is acquired, and the manner that interpretations of knowledge occur.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Praise Zenenga
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 9 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 9 / 25

AFAS 304A – The Social Construction of Race: Whiteness
In constructing this course, the recognition of Whiteness/Blackness is not solely a reactionary response to challenges from persons of color; it is also a reflection of the need to provide a narrative of Whiteness/Blackness that intends an understanding of the notion of Whiteness/Blackness as a racial category and the implications of this categorization and association. For example, naming Whiteness displaced it from the unmarked, and unnamed status that is itself an effect of dominance. Within the particular disciplines of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, Whiteness, Blackness and Race have come to be earnest subjects of study. Being White or Black in the 21st Century, however, is far from straightforward. It is riddled with ambiguity and marked by a general sense of racial angst as to what it means to be White or Black. This course will attempt to respond to the question: What does it mean to be Black/White in our global climate?

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Jennifer Donahue
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Open
Enrollment 4 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 4 / 25

AFAS 304B – The Social Construction of Race: Blackness
In constructing this course, the recognition of Whiteness/Blackness is not solely a reactionary response to challenges from persons of color: it is also a reflection of the need to provide a narrative of Whiteness/Blackness that intends an understanding of the notion of Whiteness/Blackness as a racial category and the implications of this categorization and association. For example, naming Whiteness displaces it from the unmarked status that is itself an effect of dominance. Within the particular disciplines of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, Whiteness, Blackness and Race have come to be earnest subjects of Study. Being White or Black in the 21st Century, however, is far from straightforward. It is riddled with ambiguity and marked by a general sense of racial angst as to what it means to be White or Black. This course will attempt to respond to the question: what does it mean to be Black/White in our global climate?

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 7 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 7 / 25

AFAS 306 – African-American Autobiographies: Women and Their Histories
Students will gain insight into the historical and cultural factors that have created, and continue to perpetuate gender and ethnic inequity. Students will come to understand African American writers, particularly women, as historical agents and self-defined individuals. While the course will emphasize the multiple roles of African American women, as portrayed autobiographically it also incorporates the historical struggles of those around them. It is my goal that through the course material students will see how African Americans are constantly recreating themselves in the face of adversity.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Awndrea Caves
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 16 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 16 / 25
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Mary Pierce
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Open
Enrollment 10 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 10 / 25

AFAS 320 – The African American Slave Narrative: History and Literature
This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the history of narratives by African slaves before and after the American Civil War. This course will benefit majors/minors in American/African Literature or other interdisciplinary majors who wish to study the historical experiences of minority ethnic cultures in America.

Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Awndrea Caves
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Closed
Enrollment 7 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 7 / 25

AFAS 340 – The Politics of Race and the African Experience
By examining both primary and secondary sources this course explores the historical development of African-American civil rights from 1619 with the arrival of the first Africans to Jamestown colony, to the momentous decision by the Supreme court to desegregate schools in 1954.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Praise Zenenga
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Open
Enrollment 4 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 4 / 25

AFAS 342 – Writers, Women and the Gods
In order to conceptualize the way gender and ethnicity has shaped women's lives in the public and private domain students will "hear" the voices of African American women in ethnography, history and literature as we discuss the Africana concepts of life, health, beauty and family. The experiences of these women, as expressed in literature have become "formidable" presences in African American culture and history. The self-expression and self-definition, expressed by African American women's voices have generated social and political changes in American history that have also impacted the dominant Euro-American culture of American society.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 11 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 11 / 25
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Jennifer Donahue
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Open
Enrollment 8 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 8 / 25

AFAS 345 – Caribbean Politics
This course provides an introduction to the politics of Caribbean states, from 1960 to the present. It will discuss major issues that affect the Caribbean region, namely, migration, poverty, regional economic cooperation and political integration, democratic institutions, and U. S. foreign policy towards the region.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Jennifer Donahue
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Open
Enrollment 17 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 17 / 25

AFAS 371 – Hip-Hop Cinema
Course provides a strong foundation in the history and development of hip - hop cinema. Major films, directors, and movements are studied in their historical, social, and cultural context, with a particular focus on the aesthetics of visual language and cinematic techniques .

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 19 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 19 / 25
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 19 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 19 / 25
Section 203
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Tani Sanchez
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Open
Enrollment 24 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 24 / 25

AFAS 373 – US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures
Introduction to North American, French, and Francophone African hip-hop cultures through explorations in the following areas: literature, philosophy, history, institutions, the arts, and language. Taught in English.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 17 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 17 / 25

AFAS 376 – Global Soccer
This interdisciplinary course is about the emergence and growing notoriety of soccer in France, the Francophone world, and the rest of the planet. While the British invented "football" (as soccer is known around the world) and professional football, the French were key players in structuring it worldwide. Following in the steps of Pierre de Coubertin who revived the Olympic Games at the end of the 19th century, French compatriots Jules Rimet, Robert Guérin, Henri Delaunay, Jacques de Ryswick, Gabriel Hanot, Jacques Goddet, and Jacques Ferran were central figures in the creation of the most important soccer institutions as of today: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in 1904, the FIFA World Cup Soccer in 1930, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) in 1954, the UEFA Coupe d'Europe des Clubs Champions Européens (Champions League) in 1955, and the Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball Award) in 1956. The course provides a strong foundation in the history and development of soccer in France, the Francophone world, and as a worldwide global phenomenon through explorations in the following areas: cultural and global studies, philosophy, history, institutions, the arts, and language. The course presents several important themes that will allow us to understand the popularity and identification of the populations with soccer worldwide, as well as the human values it represents: olympism, pacifism, imperialism, colonialism, national identities, race, politics, gender, and globalization. Students will read and discuss some of the most important scholarly texts dealing with soccer.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 17 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 17 / 25
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Jul 11 - Aug 10
Status Open
Enrollment 15 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 11 - Aug 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 15 / 25

AFAS 378 – AfroFuturism and Black Speculative Fiction
This course explores the aspirations that people of African descent have for the future, speculation, utopias and dystopias. Part of the resilience of black culture and black life is about imagining the impossible, imagining better places, situating oneself on different levels of existence and interacting with other life forms, be they alien, artificial or human, in ways not fully embraced or understood by Western culture. Afrofuturism encompasses art, music, literature, religion, technology and the future in new and exciting ways in order to further understand the human condition, more specifically the place of people of color in the 21st century and beyond. Overall, this course explores the construction of modern and future worlds from the perspective of global black experiences.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bryan Carter
Date Jun 6 - Jul 7
Status Open
Enrollment 6 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 6 - Jul 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 6 / 25

AFAS 436 – Civil War and Reconstruction, U.S. 1861-1878
Political, constitutional, economic, and military developments in the U.S. and the Confederacy during and after the Civil War.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Robert McMicken
Date Jul 5 - Aug 19
Status Open
Enrollment 16 / 30
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 5 - Aug 19
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 16 / 30
Fall 2022
AFRICANA STUDIES

AFAS 160A1 – Traditions and Societies of the World - The Africana Experience
This course will introduce students to the fundamental issues and concepts in the Africana experience in Africa and the United States from a humanist and interdisciplinary perspectives. Principal topics of discussion will be drawn from areas of history, philosophy, political-economy, literature and the arts, religion and society.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
Status Open
Enrollment 45 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 45 / 120
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 16 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 16 / 120

AFAS 200 – Introduction to Africana Studies
Course provides a comprehensive understanding of the African American experience as grounded in the humanities and social sciences. A broad investigation of Africana history and culture and its subsequent evolution in the United States.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 15 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 15 / 120
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
Status Open
Enrollment 43 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 43 / 120

AFAS 208 – History of Africa
This course is an introduction to the history of an enormous continent, Africa. Because of the size of the geography, population and time covered, one of the main purposes of this course is to pave the way to the upper division regional and thematic classes. We will move our way through African history both temporally and thematically. Lectures will introduce key themes and ideas and in section you will discuss historical evidence for African communities, cultures and ideas. This course is suitable to those who know nothing of Africa, and to those who are considering taking an upper division lecture classes or seminar in African history or Africana Studies.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Benjamin Lawrance
Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
Status Closed
Enrollment 21 / 30
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 21 / 30

AFAS 220 – Introduction to African American Studies
Introductory survey of the literature, history, culture and social issues affecting Black Americans.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
Status Open
Enrollment 22 / 80
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 22 / 80

AFAS 280 – Brazilian Identity: Class, Race, and Citizenship
This course takes representations and experiences of citizenship in modern Brazil as the springboard for the study of cross-cultural membership in society. How are understandings and experiences of citizenship bound up with the definition and institutionalization of race/ethnicity, class, and gender? This broad question will be examined in specific areas in Brazil such as public health, urban and rural development, environment, education, law, politics, and pop culture. The course covers theoretical readings and case studies from different geographical areas. Instructional materials are interdisciplinary, drawing mainly on the fields of History, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, and Geography.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Staff
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 16 / 75
  • +
  • Section: 201
  • Instructor:Staff
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 16 / 75
Section 201A
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 16 / 75
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 16 / 75

AFAS 300 – Historical Overview of African and African Diaspora Cinema
Stresses techniques, styles, aesthetics, and comparative content analysis. Explores "socialist realist" narrative and other themes.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Tani Sanchez
Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 5 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 5 / 60

AFAS 303 – Black Womanist Writers
This course examines the lives and writings of Black women from selected ethnicities such as Caribbean, Canadian, Latin American and African American who, despite geography, form bridges to meet and develop a dialogue which enlightens us.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 16 / 80
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 16 / 80

AFAS 306 – African-American Autobiographies: Women and Their Histories
Students will gain insight into the historical and cultural factors that have created, and continue to perpetuate gender and ethnic inequity. Students will come to understand African American writers, particularly women, as historical agents and self-defined individuals. While the course will emphasize the multiple roles of African American women, as portrayed autobiographically it also incorporates the historical struggles of those around them. It is my goal that through the course material students will see how African Americans are constantly recreating themselves in the face of adversity.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Mary Pierce
Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
Status Open
Enrollment 38 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 38 / 60

AFAS 342 – Writers, Women and the Gods
In order to conceptualize the way gender and ethnicity has shaped women's lives in the public and private domain students will "hear" the voices of African American women in ethnography, history and literature as we discuss the Africana concepts of life, health, beauty and family. The experiences of these women, as expressed in literature have become "formidable" presences in African American culture and history. The self-expression and self-definition, expressed by African American women's voices have generated social and political changes in American history that have also impacted the dominant Euro-American culture of American society.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Jennifer Donahue
Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
Status Open
Enrollment 48 / 80
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 48 / 80
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Jennifer Donahue
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 16 / 150
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 16 / 150

AFAS 371 – Hip-Hop Cinema
Course provides a strong foundation in the history and development of hip - hop cinema. Major films, directors, and movements are studied in their historical, social, and cultural context, with a particular focus on the aesthetics of visual language and cinematic techniques .

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Tani Sanchez
Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 161 / 500
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 161 / 500
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Tani Sanchez
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 53 / 300
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 53 / 300

AFAS 376 – Global Soccer
This interdisciplinary course is about the emergence and growing notoriety of soccer in France, the Francophone world, and the rest of the planet. While the British invented "football" (as soccer is known around the world) and professional football, the French were key players in structuring it worldwide. Following in the steps of Pierre de Coubertin who revived the Olympic Games at the end of the 19th century, French compatriots Jules Rimet, Robert Guérin, Henri Delaunay, Jacques de Ryswick, Gabriel Hanot, Jacques Goddet, and Jacques Ferran were central figures in the creation of the most important soccer institutions as of today: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in 1904, the FIFA World Cup Soccer in 1930, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) in 1954, the UEFA Coupe d'Europe des Clubs Champions Européens (Champions League) in 1955, and the Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball Award) in 1956. The course provides a strong foundation in the history and development of soccer in France, the Francophone world, and as a worldwide global phenomenon through explorations in the following areas: cultural and global studies, philosophy, history, institutions, the arts, and language. The course presents several important themes that will allow us to understand the popularity and identification of the populations with soccer worldwide, as well as the human values it represents: olympism, pacifism, imperialism, colonialism, national identities, race, politics, gender, and globalization. Students will read and discuss some of the most important scholarly texts dealing with soccer.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
Status Open
Enrollment 47 / 100
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 47 / 100
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 10 / 100
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 10 / 100

AFAS 498 – Senior Capstone
A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Praise Zenenga
Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 1 / 10
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 1 / 10