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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 Africana Studies program 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 2021
AFRICANA STUDIES

AFAS 160A1 – 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 Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Jan 13 - Mar 8
Status Open
Enrollment 26 / 50
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 13 - Mar 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 26 / 50
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Mar 11 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 27 / 35
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 27 / 35

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 204
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Jennifer Donahue
Date Mar 11 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 79 / 300
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 79 / 300

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 Jan 13 - Mar 8
Status Open
Enrollment 32 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 13 - Mar 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 32 / 60

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 11 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 37 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 37 / 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 13 - Mar 8
Status Open
Enrollment 58 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 13 - Mar 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 58 / 60
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Mar 11 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 43 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 43 / 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 13 - Mar 8
Status Open
Enrollment 53 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 13 - Mar 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 53 / 60

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 Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Mar 11 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 27 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 27 / 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 Mar 11 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 54 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 54 / 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 Jennifer Donahue
Date Jan 13 - Mar 8
Status Open
Enrollment 79 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 13 - Mar 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 79 / 120

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 Jan 13 - Mar 8
Status Open
Enrollment 95 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 13 - Mar 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 95 / 120

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 Mar 11 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 105 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 105 / 120

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 13 - Mar 8
Status Open
Enrollment 50 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 13 - Mar 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 50 / 60
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Mar 11 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 86 / 100
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 86 / 100

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 Jan 13 - Mar 8
Status Open
Enrollment 35 / 40
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 13 - Mar 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 35 / 40

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 11 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 50 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 50 / 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 Praise Zenenga
Date Jan 13 - Mar 8
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 3
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 13 - Mar 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 3
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Staff
Date Mar 11 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 3
  • +
  • Section: 201
  • Instructor:Staff
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 3

AFAS 563 – 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. Graduate-level requirements include a 12-15 page proposal on a business or diplomatic venture in any African country. The proposal must demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the cultural environment of the country that will host the venture. A Business/Diplomatic Proposal 20 minute Presentation.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Mar 11 - May 5
Status Open
Enrollment 50 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 5
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 50 / 60
Summer 2021
AFRICANA STUDIES

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 Bryan Carter
Date Jun 7 - Jul 8
Status Open
Enrollment 6 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 7 - Jul 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 6 / 25
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bryan Carter
Date Jul 12 - Aug 11
Status Open
Enrollment 13 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 12 - Aug 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 13 / 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 7 - Jul 8
Status Open
Enrollment 7 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 7 - Jul 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 7 / 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 7 - Jul 8
Status Open
Enrollment 3 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 7 - Jul 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 3 / 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 12 - Aug 11
Status Closed
Enrollment 9 / 30
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 12 - Aug 11
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 9 / 30

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 7 - Jul 8
Status Open
Enrollment 7 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 7 - Jul 8
  • 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 7 - Jul 8
Status Open
Enrollment 10 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 7 - Jul 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 10 / 25
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Mary Pierce
Date Jul 12 - Aug 11
Status Open
Enrollment 3 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 12 - Aug 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 3 / 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 Yuxuf Abana
Date Jun 7 - Jul 8
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jun 7 - Jul 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 25
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Awndrea Caves
Date Jul 12 - Aug 11
Status Open
Enrollment 5 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 12 - Aug 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 5 / 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 12 - Aug 11
Status Open
Enrollment 2 / 25
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Jul 12 - Aug 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 2 / 25
Fall 2021
AFRICANA STUDIES

AFAS 160A1 – 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 Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Oct 14 - Dec 8
Status Open
Enrollment 1 / 1
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 14 - Dec 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 1 / 1
Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Telesphory Machibya
Date Aug 23 - Oct 13
Status Open
Enrollment 43 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 23 - Oct 13
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 43 / 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 23 - Oct 13
Status Open
Enrollment 37 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 23 - Oct 13
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 37 / 120
Section 201
Days
Location
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Staff
Date Dec 31 - Dec 31
Status Open
Enrollment 5 / 120
  • +
  • Section: 201
  • Instructor:Staff
  • Days:
  • Location:
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Dec 31 - Dec 31
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 5 / 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 23 - Dec 8
Status Open
Enrollment 17 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 17 / 60

AFAS 224 – Models of Resistance, Post 16th Cent. African Liberation Movements in Southeast
There were actually several "Souths" during the Holocaust of Enslavement. However, courses taught in the era of African enslavement have tended to focus on the northern most regions, such as Virginia, which are often taken to represent-if not constitute-the South. This course looks at the other "South" and the French and Spanish colonizers of South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana. It offers a different perspective of the beginnings of the Great Enslavement and compares and contrasts the lives and struggles of enslaved, freed, and self-emancipated Africans in the Southwest during the tenure of Spain.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Mary Pierce
Date Oct 14 - Dec 8
Status Open
Enrollment 16 / 120
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 14 - Dec 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 16 / 120

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 Telesphory Machibya
Date Oct 14 - Dec 8
Status Open
Enrollment 23 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 14 - Dec 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 23 / 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 Aug 23 - Oct 13
Status Open
Enrollment 23 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 23 - Oct 13
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 23 / 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 23 - Oct 13
Status Open
Enrollment 68 / 80
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 23 - Oct 13
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 68 / 80
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Jennifer Donahue
Date Oct 14 - Dec 8
Status Open
Enrollment 28 / 150
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 14 - Dec 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 28 / 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 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Tani Sanchez
Date Aug 23 - Oct 13
Status Open
Enrollment 27 / 150
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 23 - Oct 13
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 27 / 150
Section 203
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Tani Sanchez
Date Oct 14 - Dec 8
Status Open
Enrollment 10 / 150
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 14 - Dec 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 10 / 150

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 23 - Oct 13
Status Open
Enrollment 56 / 86
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 23 - Oct 13
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 56 / 86
Section 202
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Yuxuf Abana
Date Oct 14 - Dec 8
Status Open
Enrollment 10 / 100
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 14 - Dec 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 10 / 100

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 Aug 23 - Oct 13
Status Open
Enrollment 3 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 23 - Oct 13
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 3 / 60

AFAS 475 – USA & South Africa: Comparative Historical & Political Perspectives
This course will focus on the historical and political developments of colonialism, racism, and racial segregation in the United States and in South Africa *(Azania) since the beginning of the colonialism-slavery epochs to the present. It will illumine the striking similarities and differences particularly between the slave and Jim Crow South and apartheid South Africa and between dispossession of Indigenous peoples in North America and those of Azania, paying special attention to issues of ideology, color, class, and gender. This class does satisfy requirements for the Africana Studies minor, Study Area I, Africana History, Politics and Economics.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Praise Zenenga
Date Oct 14 - Dec 8
Status Open
Enrollment 7 / 66
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Oct 14 - Dec 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 7 / 66

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 Bonnie Wasserman
Date Aug 23 - Dec 8
Status Open
Enrollment 0 / 5
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 23 - Dec 8
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 5

AFAS 563 – 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. Graduate-level requirements include a 12-15 page proposal on a business or diplomatic venture in any African country. The proposal must demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the cultural environment of the country that will host the venture. A Business/Diplomatic Proposal 20 minute Presentation.

Section 201
Days
Location Online
Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Bayo Ijagbemi
Date Aug 23 - Oct 13
Status Open
Enrollment 3 / 60
  • Days:
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 23 - Oct 13
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 3 / 60