6: College of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Academic Information | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Afro-American and African Studies | Anthropology | Archaeology | Art | Asian and Middle Eastern
Asian Studies | Astronomy | Biology | Chemistry | Classics | Cognitive Science | Comparative Literature
Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences | French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs
History | Latin American Studies | Linguistics | Mathematics | Medieval Studies
Middle East Studies | Music | Personal Skills | Philosophy | Physics | Political and Social Thought
Psychology | Religious Studies | Service Physical Education | Slavic | Sociology
Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | University Seminars | Women's Studies

Course Descriptions

The Afro-American and African Studies (AAS) courses in any given term comprise those offered by the Woodson Institute with an AAS number, and those offered in other departments which have an AAS-related content.

Core Courses
Students should check the AAS Course Offering Directory, produced every term, for the seminar topics to be offered in the following term.

AAS 101 - (4) (Y)
Introduction to Afro-American and African Studies I

An introductory survey with an emphasis on major historical transformations within Africa, and including the Atlantic slave trade and its effects on Africa; comparative slavery in the Americas with a focus on economics, culture, and community; and the politics of slavery and anti-slavery in the U. S. to the eve of emancipation.

AAS 102 - (4) (Y)
Introduction to Afro-American and African Studies II

An introductory survey with an emphasis on African-American culture, including 19th-20th century intellectual traditions; comparative race relations in the Americas; literature and other cultural expressions; and especially the black experience in the U. S.

AAS 205, 206 - (3) (IR)
Introductory Seminar in Afro-American and African Studies

Reading, class discussion, and research on a special topic of Afro-American and African Studies, intended for first- and second-year students. Subjects change from term to term, and vary with instructor.

AAS 401 - (3) (S)
Independent Study

See description under "Independent Study in AAS" above.

AAS 405, 406 - (3) (S)
Advanced Seminar in Afro-American and African Studies

Reading, class discussion, and research on a special topic of Afro-American and African studies culminating in the composition of a research paper. Topics change from term to term, and vary with the instructor. Primarily for fourth-year students but open to others.

AAS 451-452 - (6) (Y)
Directed Reading and Research

Similar in format to AAS 401, but meant to be equivalent to twice as much work (6 credits), and taken over a full year. Students in the DMP enroll under these numbers for thesis writing.

Supporting Courses
The AAS program's Course Offering Directory, produced each term, lists the courses grounds-wide that fulfill the AAS major requirements for the coming term. Below is a listing of those courses which appear most consistently, but students should check the most recent AAS Directory, available at the Woodson Institute, for complete and updated information.

ANTH 224 - (3) (Y)
Race, Gender, and Medical Science

ANTH 225 - (3) (Y)
Racism, Nationalism, and Multiculturalism

ANTH 232 - (3) (IR)
Symbol and Ritual

ANTH 234 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Folklore

ANTH 256 - (3) (Y)
Peoples and Cultures of Africa

ANTH 281 - (3) (Y)
Human Origins

ANTH 329 - (3) (Y)
Culture of Underdevelopment

ANTH 341 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Sociolinguistics

ANTH 346 - (3) (Y)
African Oral Literature

ANTH 357 - (3) (Y)
Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean

ANTH 358 - (3) (IR)
Creole Narratives

ANTH 384 - (3) (Y)
Archaeology of Egypt and Mesopotamia

ANTH 388 - (3) (Y)
African Archaeology

ANTH 549 - (3) (IR)
African Language Structure

ARTH 345 - (3) (IR)
African Art

ECON 415 - (3) (Y)
Economics of Labor

ENLT 247 - (3) (Y)
Black Writers in America

ENAM 313 - (3) (Y)
African-American Survey I

ENAM 314 - (3) (Y)
African-American Survey II

ENAM 385 - (3) (IR)
Folklore in America

ENAM 482 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Studies in American Literature II: Harlem Renaissance

ENTC 331 - (3) (IR)
Major African-American Poets

FREN 411 - (3) (Y)
African Film and Literature

FREN 570 - (3) (IR)
Francophone Literature of Africa

GFAP 344 - (3) (Y)
Urban Government and Politics

GFAP 351 - (3) (Y)
Minority Group Politics

GFCP 312 - (3) (Y)
Government and Politics of Developing Areas

GFCP 581 - (3) (Y)
Government and Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

GFCP 583 - (3) (Y)
Government and Politics of South Africa

HIAF 202 - (3) (Y)
Africa Since the 1800s

HIAF 203 - (4) (Y)
Africa Diaspora to 1850

HIAF 302 - (3) (Y)
History of Southern Africa

HIAF 401 - (3) (Y)
Seminar in African History

HILA 306 - (3) (Y)
Modern Brazil

HIME 201 - (3) (Y)
History of the Middle East and North Africa, ca. 570-1500

HIME 202 - (3) (Y)
History of the Middle East and North Africa, ca. 1500 to 1980

HIST 507 - (3) (IR)
Internship: African-American Interpretation at Monticello

HIUS 201 - (4) (Y)
American History 1607-1865

HIUS 202 - (4) (Y)
American History Since 1865

HIUS 323 - (3) (IR)
The American South in the 19th Century

HIUS 324 - (3) (IR)
The American South in the 20th Century

HIUS 346 - (3) (IR)
History of Urban America

HIUS 365 - (3) (IR)
African-American History Through Reconstruction

HIUS 366 - (3) (IR)
Afro-American History, 1865 to Present

HIUS 367 - (3) (S)
History of the Civil Rights Movement

LING 208 - (3) (IR)
Introduction to Swahili Language

LING 209 - (3) (IR)
Intermediate Swahili Language

LNGS 222 - (3) (IR)
Black English

MUSI 208 - (3) (IR)
Contemporary African American Music

MUSI 212 - (3) (Y)
History of Jazz Music

MUSI 260 - (3) (Y)
Jazz Improvisation

MUSI 369 - (3) (Y)
African Drumming and Dance Ensemble

PSYC 311 - (3) (Y)
Psychology of Language

PSYC 465 - (4) (Y)
Oppression and Social Change

PSYC 467 - (3) (Y)
Psychology of the African-American Athlete

PSYC 487 - (3) (Y)
The Minority Family: A Psychological Inquiry

RELA 275 - (3) (IR)
African Religions

RELA 410 - (3) (Y)
Yoruba Religion

SOC 341 - (3) (Y)
Race and Ethnic Relations

SOC 368 (3) (Y)
Problems of Urban Life

SOC 410 - (3) (Y)
African-American Communities

SOC 453 - (3) (Y)
Sociology of Education


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