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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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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 Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 33 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 33 / 120
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
Status Open
Enrollment 70 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 70 / 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 Aug 22 - Oct 12
Status Open
Enrollment 50 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 50 / 120
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 38 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 38 / 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 Open
Enrollment 24 / 30
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 24 / 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 30 / 80
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 30 / 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 37 / 75
  • +
  • Section: 201
  • Instructor:Staff
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 37 / 75
Section 201A
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 37 / 75
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 37 / 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 12 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 12 / 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 31 / 80
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 31 / 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 36 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 36 / 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 59 / 80
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 59 / 80
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Jennifer Donahue
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 41 / 150
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 41 / 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 206 / 500
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 206 / 500
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Tani Sanchez
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Closed
Enrollment 134 / 300
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 134 / 300

AFAS 376 – Global Soccer
While the British invented ¿football¿ (as soccer is known around the world), the French were key players in structuring it worldwide. This interdisciplinary course is about the emergence and growing notoriety of soccer in France, the French - speaking world, and as a worldwide global phenomenon through explorations in the following areas: cultural and global studies, philosophy, history, institutions, anthropology, sociology, and language. The course presents several important themes that allow to understand the popularity and identification of the populations with soccer worldwide, as well as the human values it represents: olympism, pacifism, imperialism, colonialism and post - colonialism , national identities, race, politics, gender, and globalization.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
Status Open
Enrollment 66 / 100
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 66 / 100
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
Status Open
Enrollment 29 / 100
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 29 / 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
Winter 2022
AFRICANA STUDIES

AFAS 150B1 – Contemporary Afro Brazil
This course challenges historical and contemporary popular culture perceptions of Brazil as a tourist haven and paradise replete with festivities and beautiful beaches while also reinforcing an interdisciplinary and multiple perspective approach to the study of Afro-Brazilian people¿s history, cultures, arts, music, dance, cinema, cuisines, and sports, and the protracted systemic discrimination and exclusion from political and economic rights, as well as the racial and educational inequalities and disparities that Brazilians of African descent have experienced over the years.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Praise Zenenga
Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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, non-fiction, and fictional prose. The overall goal of the course is to introduce students to different perspectives of American history, through an Africana lens, and apply the different genres, contexts, and content of literary production by African American writers from the 1700s to the late 20th century, to an overall critique of American Culture.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bryan Carter
Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 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 Ntare Gault
Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Bryan Carter
Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 25

AFAS 255 – African American Politics
This course is designed to illumine the political economy of the African American community in the United States, with special attention to issues of race, politics, class and gender. Major themes in the course will focus on the struggles of African American people for justice from the period of reconstruction through the civil rights and post-civil rights eras. The question of Black political organizing and institution building both within and outside the dominant structures of the U.S. political economy will be discussed throughout the course.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Staff
Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • +
  • Section: 201
  • Instructor:Staff
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Mary Pierce
Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 25

AFAS 310 – Afro-Latin American Literature
A bio-critical discussion/study of writers of African decent/extraction from Latin America.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Jennifer Donahue
Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Awndrea Caves
Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 25

AFAS 373 – US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures
Examination of the historical, ethical, social, and political impacts and perspectives of hip-hop artistic practices and works on communities and societies in the United States and in the French-speaking world. Taught in English.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 25

AFAS 376 – Global Soccer
While the British invented ¿football¿ (as soccer is known around the world), the French were key players in structuring it worldwide. This interdisciplinary course is about the emergence and growing notoriety of soccer in France, the French - speaking world, and as a worldwide global phenomenon through explorations in the following areas: cultural and global studies, philosophy, history, institutions, anthropology, sociology, and language. The course presents several important themes that allow to understand the popularity and identification of the populations with soccer worldwide, as well as the human values it represents: olympism, pacifism, imperialism, colonialism and post - colonialism , national identities, race, politics, gender, and globalization.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 25

AFAS 377 – Digital Africana Studies: The Harlem Renaissance
Digital Africana Studies aims to bridge the best of Africana Studies (key concepts, theories, methods of inquiry, and pedagogies) with the democratic potential of Digital Humanities. Digital Africana Studies examines and re-imagines possibilities for the practices and structural logics of Digital Humanities and digital media broadly by questioning the often taken-for-granted assumptions of Digital Humanities spaces, discourses and cultural productions. To the degree that Africana Studies has long advocated for the inclusion of African American contributions and the documenting of historical racial struggles for diversity and social justice, Digital Africana Studies encourages critical yet productive engagements through literature, art, history and popular culture.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bryan Carter
Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 25
Spring 2023
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 Jan 11 - Mar 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 25
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Mar 13 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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, non-fiction, and fictional prose. The overall goal of the course is to introduce students to different perspectives of American history, through an Africana lens, and apply the different genres, contexts, and content of literary production by African American writers from the 1700s to the late 20th century, to an overall critique of American Culture.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bryan Carter
Date Jan 11 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 500
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 500

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 Jennifer Donahue
Date Mar 13 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 120

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 Jan 11 - Mar 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 60

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 203
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Staff
Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 80
  • +
  • Section: 203
  • Instructor:Staff
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 80
Section 204
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Staff
Date Mar 13 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 120
  • +
  • Section: 204
  • Instructor:Staff
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 120

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

Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Mar 13 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 11 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 3
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 3

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 Awndrea Caves
Date Mar 13 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 60

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 Awndrea Caves
Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Yuxuf Abana
Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Jan 11 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 50
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 50
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Mar 13 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 20
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 20

AFAS 352 – Slavery in Latin America
A broadly comparative introduction to slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean. Exploration of slavery, the use of slave labor, and the daily lives of slaves and slave owners in different settings and different cultures.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Staff
Date Mar 13 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 30
  • +
  • Section: 201
  • Instructor:Staff
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 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 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Tani Sanchez
Date Jan 11 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 200
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 200
Section 203
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Tani Sanchez
Date Mar 13 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 200
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 200

AFAS 374 – The Politics of Protest in Africa and the Diaspora
Survey of the politics of protest in Africa and the Diaspora. Students will gain a solid understanding of the patterns of resistance adopted by people of African descent during the modern era, beginning with the slave revolt in Haiti. Their various modes of resistance will be considered in relationship to relevant institutions (political, social, cultural) as well as popular forms of expression (folk music, literature) and behavior (demonstrations). Students will also discover the defining aspects of European and Euro-American domination through the end of Apartheid, including the formulation of policies, major strategies employed and their consequences. Questions of race, ethnic origin and class relations are at issue throughout this course.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Phyllis Taoua
Date Mar 13 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 30
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 30

AFAS 376 – Global Soccer
While the British invented ¿football¿ (as soccer is known around the world), the French were key players in structuring it worldwide. This interdisciplinary course is about the emergence and growing notoriety of soccer in France, the French - speaking world, and as a worldwide global phenomenon through explorations in the following areas: cultural and global studies, philosophy, history, institutions, anthropology, sociology, and language. The course presents several important themes that allow to understand the popularity and identification of the populations with soccer worldwide, as well as the human values it represents: olympism, pacifism, imperialism, colonialism and post - colonialism , national identities, race, politics, gender, and globalization.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 50
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 50
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Mar 13 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 50
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 50

AFAS 463 – Doing Business In /With Africa: A Cultural Perspective
Going into the 21st century, Africa, (along with Asia and Latin America), is often referred to as one of the emerging markets of the world. This recognition has cast Africa as occupying the last frontier market of modern international business and global capitalism. AFAS 463 Doing Business In/ With Africa is designed to provide cultural grounding and competency in Africa for students and professionals interested in conducting business and/or working with government agencies and non-profit organizations in Africa. Its focus, therefore, is the cultural aspect of the international business environment of Africa.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Mar 13 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 20
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 20

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 11 - Mar 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 3
  • +
  • Section: 201
  • Instructor:Staff
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 3
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Staff
Date Mar 13 - May 3
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 3
  • +
  • Section: 201
  • Instructor:Staff
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 3