Courses

AFST 2300. Intro-African Amer Studies.

Introduction to African American Studies (3-0) A historical survey of the African American Experience from its origins in African culture to the present. Major themes include the African heritage, the middle passage, slavery, segregation, second class citizenship, survival skills, gender politics, and their impact on the enduring black community.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

AFST 2301. Theories-African Amer Studies.

Theories In African American Studies (3-0) A survey of major theories of the Afican American Experience as seen through the works of African American scholars and writers from the 19th century to the present. Authors studied range from Carter G. Woodson, and Anna J. Cooper and W.E.B. Du Bois to current Afrocentric intellectuals (Bell Hooks, Molefie Asante, Cornell West, and Henry L. Gates).

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

AFST 3300. African Ame Lead of the 20 Cen.

African American Leaders of the 20th Century This course focuses on African American leaders and thus provides students with a greater understanding of the overall struggle African Americans waged by examining the thought processes and ideas of some of its most outspoken and sometimes controversial leaders.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SO,SR

AFST 3301. The Modern Civil Rights Mov.

The Modern Civil Rights Movement An examination of the antecedents leading to the modern civil rights period and the role of African Americans in the struggle for equality and the resistance movements, both political and covert, they engendered.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SO,SR

AFST 3302. Afr Ame Wom&the Black Free Mov.

African American Women and the Black Freedom Movement This course focuses on African American women activists and by doing so provides for a greater understanding of the overall struggle African Americans waged to change the social and political fabric of America. Through this course, students will come to know the tenacity and dogged perseverance African American women displayed and the influence they had on the sociopolitical activism of their male counterparts.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SO,SR

AFST 3390. Topics in African/Amer Studies.

Topics in African American Studies (3-0) An examination of a currently relevant subject from the perspective of African American Studies. Topics will vary and will be drawn from Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts, Science and Technology, and Education. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

AFST 4304. Envir. Just. & Min. Comm. U.S..

Environmental Justice and Minority Communities in the U.S. (3-0); Cross listed with CHIC 4304; SOCI 4304; ANTH 4304; and POLS 4304. An examination of environmental justice issues in the U.S., with an emphasis on communities, agencies and efforts that address sustainable development in the U.S.-Mexico border region. The underpinnings of the environmental justice movement in the U.S. and the regional policy formulation and practice implications for these communities will be central to the course. The course may require field trips.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

AFST 4390. Spc Top-African American Stud.

An examination of various aspects of the historical, cultural, political, economic and social development of people of African descent. Topics will vary and will be drawn from the Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts, Science and Technology, and Education. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Classification Restrictions:
Restricted to class of JR,SR