AAS 6000 Proseminar in African-American Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course examines the origins, parameters, and scope of the discipline of African-American Studies.

AAS 6005 Theories in African-American Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course examines the major theoretical formulations employed in African-American Studies.

AAS 6007 Black Feminist Thought
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as WGSS 6750.) Explores the tradition of Black feminism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Students will critically read, discuss, and respond in writing to a series of texts representing Black feminist thought and its relationship to other feminisms. Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of the Black feminist tradition and to demonstrate their ability to query, compare, and extend Black feminist theories.

AAS 6010 Research Methods in African-American Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examination of the major research methodologies.

AAS 6012 Qualitative Methods in African-American Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines qualitative methodologies utilized in African-American Studies.

AAS 6015 Methods in African American Oral History Prerequisites: Must be a graduate student with a sharp focus on research and writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This graduate seminar explores the using interviews as a research tool in the writing of African American history and culture. Oral narrative can amplify historical accounts with personal connections, motivations, and other information. Moreover the process of doing interviews often helps scholars find references or documents not yet deposited in archives.

AAS 6016 Critical pedagogy and African American Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Completion of AAS 6000 and AAS 6005 with a grade of B or better
Description

This course will explore the principles and practices of critical pedagogy theory as it has developed both internationally and in the United States, with a focus on application in the historical and current education in the African American community and what it means to teach for freedom.

AAS 6020 African-American Social Movements
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An examination of the causes, process and impact of African-American Social Movements.

AAS 6022 The New African American Urban History and the Intervention of the Black Southern Diaspora
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Must be a graduate student with a sharp focus on research and writing
Description

This graduate course seeks to explore the trends, tensions, and shifts that have emerged in how we study African Americans in urban spaces. It will introduce students to the historiographical literature, main themes, methodological approaches and techniques, questions, and historical interpretations to the urban experiences of African Americans.

AAS 6025 Seminar in African-American History
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

(Same as HIST 8070.) A three-topic sequence which explores the diversity in African-American ideologies, movements, class and gender. Topics vary according to instructor. May be repeated if topics vary.

AAS 6026 Seminar in African-American Women’s History
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

Explores the diversity in African-American ideologies, movement, class and gender with respect to African-American women.

AAS 6027 Seminar in Southern Black Freedom Struggle
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

This seminar will explore the history of the modern civil rights movement in the South from the decade of the 1940s to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

AAS 6032 African-American Masculinity
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An analysis of the social construction of Black Masculinity.

AAS 6042 Diversity and Aging (Same as Gero 8124 and Soci 8124.) A broad overview of aging within the framework of race and ethnicity in American society
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Major issues include minority aging research methodology; theories of ethnicity and aging; and life-course, “life-chance,” and socialization differences among older adults attributable to race, ethnicity, and/or minority status.

AAS 6050 African Social Movements
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An examination of selected social movements in Africa from the end of the 19th century to present.

AAS 6052 Africana Women and Socio Political Change
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

An examination of gender and power relationships in the Africana World.

AAS 6056 Geography of Africa
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as Geog 6402.) An overview of the physical, economic, and cultural geography of Africa, including North Africa. Emphasis on relationships between Africa’s resources, both human and physical, and the development process.

AAS 6065 Black Visual Representation
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

The Iconography of the African Diaspora. This course will use interdisciplinary methods to study racialized iconic figures, the production of their images, and their impact across the world.

AAS 6073 19th Century African-American Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as ENGL 8831.) Selected works by authors such as George Moses Horton, David Walker, Harriet Jacobs, Harriet Wilson, William Wells Brown, Frederick Douglass, Frances E.W. Harper, Booker T. Washington, Charles W. Chesnutt, Pauline E. Hopkins, W.E.B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

AAS 6075 20th Century African-American Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as ENGL 8880.) The study of one or more major twentieth century African-American writers and the study of the theoretical issues surrounding African-American literature.

AAS 6080 The Black Arts Movement
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Examines the Black Arts Movement in its many manifestations including music, literature, theater, and the graphic arts of the period.

AAS 6090 African-American Religion
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as RELS 6250.) Survey of the development of African-American religion from colonial times to the present, including an examination of both theological arguments and spiritual experiences.

AAS 6095 Race, Class and Gender in Contemporary South Africa
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

(Same as AAS 4975.) In this course students learn how class, gender and racial categories have impacted the lives of South Africans.

AAS 6999 Directed Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Description

A student must have a GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for directed readings.

AAS 8980 Non-Thesis Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 15.0
Description
AAS 8999 Thesis Research in African-American Studies
Credit Hours 1.0 - 9.0
Description

Faculty supervision and guidance of student thesis research.