Courses

Course Numbering
Curriculum Codes

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars;
First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

Areas of Knowledge

  • ALP: Arts, Literatures, and Performance
  • CZ: Civilizations
  • NS: Natural Sciences
  • QS: Quantitative Studies
  • SS: Social Sciences

Modes of Inquiry

  • CCI: Cross-Cultural Inquiry
  • EI: Ethical Inquiry
  • STS: Science, Technology, and Society
  • FL: Foreign Language
  • R: Research
  • W: Writing

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Number Title Codes
AAAS 20 General African American Studies
AAAS 89S First-Year Seminar
AAAS 102 Introduction to African American Studies CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 103 Introduction to African Studies (DS3 or DS4) CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 104 Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South CCI, ALP, SS
AAAS 104S Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South CCI, ALP, SS
AAAS 110S Embodied Blackness EI, CZ, SS
AAAS 117FS Race and Language CCI, EI
AAAS 133S Gateway Seminar: Civil Rights and Asian Americans CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
AAAS 134 Old Worlds/New Histories, 500-1500 CE CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 139 History of Rock: Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll to Indie Rock and Hip-Hop ALP, CZ
AAAS 140 Introduction to Jazz CCI, ALP
AAAS 146 Motown and American Soul Music CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 147 Global History of the Prison CCI, CZ
AAAS 171 Business Anthropology: Anthropologists in the Workplace CCI, SS
AAAS 173S The Ways and Wisdom of First-Gen College Students CCI, R, SS
AAAS 180S Gateway Seminar: The History of the U.S. South CCI, R, W, SS
AAAS 182S The Law in Slavery and Freedom CCI, R, W, ALP, CZ
AAAS 185S African Hashtag Activism CCI, STS, CZ
AAAS 187FS Biological Impact of Racism and the Legacy of John Henry STS, NS, SS
AAAS 188 Black Music and the Soul of America CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 190 Special Topics
AAAS 190A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in African & African American Studies
AAAS 190FS Focus Program Seminars: Special Topics
AAAS 190S Special Topics
AAAS 195FS Liberating Archives: Remaking History through the Arts
AAAS 196FS Patient and Research Participant Activism and Advocacy STS, W, SS
AAAS 288 History of Inequality CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AAAS 328 How to Study Inequality SS
AAAS 201 Race, Film, and Religion CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 202 Manifesto Workshop: Climate Change, Afro-/Solar Punk, and Performance CCI, EI, ALP
AAAS 203 Sport As Performance CCI, ALP
AAAS 204S Union Activism
AAAS 207 African Americans Since the Civil War CCI, EI, CZ
AAAS 209 Afro-Brazilian Culture and History CCI, R, CZ
AAAS 210 Modern Africa CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 211 Anthropology of Money CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AAAS 213 Global Brazil CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 214S South African Past and Present CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AAAS 216S Gender and Slavery in the Americas CCI, EI, W, CZ
AAAS 217S The Atlantic Slave Trade CCI, R, CZ
AAAS 218 The Caribbean, 1492-1700 CCI, CZ
AAAS 219 War, Slavery, and Revolution in the Caribbean, 1700-1800 CCI, CZ
AAAS 220SL West African Rootholds in Dance CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 221SL Capoeira: Practice and Culture CCI, W, ALP, SS
AAAS 224 African Diaspora Literature: Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Black Writers CCI, EI, W, ALP, CZ
AAAS 225S Documenting Black Experiences CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 226 Crime and the City from Dickens to The Wire CCI, EI, ALP, SS
AAAS 227 African American Art CCI, R, ALP, CZ
AAAS 228S Fictions That Mark the Moment CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
AAAS 229S Performing African Diaspora CCI, W, ALP
AAAS 230 The South in Black and White CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 230S The South in Black and White CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 232 Race, Power, and Identity: From Ali to Kaepernick CCI, EI, R, SS
AAAS 233S Writing American Politics EI, R, W, CZ, SS
AAAS 234S Comparative Urban Politics and Policymaking CCI, EI, SS
AAAS 235S Performing Brazil
AAAS 237S Advanced Research Seminar in Urban Politics and Policymaking CCI, R, W, SS
AAAS 238S Activism & Christianity in Modern America CCI, EI, W, CZ
AAAS 239 Racial Attitudes, Racial Prejudice, and Racial Politics CCI, EI, SS
AAAS 240 The Modern Caribbean after Emancipation CCI, CZ
AAAS 242S Race, Gender, and Sexuality CCI, SS
AAAS 243 The Civil Rights Movement CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AAAS 246 Sociology of Racism in America CCI, EI, R, SS
AAAS 247S Social Movements and Social Media CCI, EI, STS, ALP, CZ
AAAS 248 Hip Hop and Religion CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 249 Martin Luther King and the Prophetic Tradition CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
AAAS 250FS Global 'Mixed Race' Studies CCI, EI, STS, SS
AAAS 251 The Anthropology of Race CCI, EI, SS
AAAS 252S Giants of Jazz: A Journey into the Lives and Music of the Masters of Jazz Music CCI, ALP
AAAS 253S Independent African American Cinema CCI, ALP
AAAS 254S African Americans & Photography CCI, ALP
AAAS 256 Race in the 20th Century U.S. CCI, SS
AAAS 257 Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics CCI, SS
AAAS 258 Studio Pop: Histories & Sounds, 1960s to 80s W, ALP
AAAS 259 African American Theater and Performance CCI, ALP
AAAS 261D Race, Genomics, and Society EI, STS, NS, SS
AAAS 263S Black Europe: Race, Ethnicity and Diaspora in Contemporary Europe CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AAAS 264 Latin American Wars of Independence CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 265S Representing Breast Cancer: Feminist Literature, Art, and Film CCI, W, ALP, CZ
AAAS 266 Critical Race Studies: Race and Racism in Black American Ordinary Life and Culture CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 269 Black Gods and Monarchs: Priests and Practices of the Afro-Atlantic Religions CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AAAS 270S Religion in Black America CCI, CZ
AAAS 272 Environmental Justice: The Making of a Modern Movement
AAAS 274S Islam in the Americas CCI, W, CZ, SS
AAAS 276 Religion and Race CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 276S Religion and Race CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 283S Death, Burial, and Justice in the Americas EI, SS
AAAS 284S Literacies for Our Lives: Lessons from African American Rhetoric W, ALP
AAAS 285S Nigeria: A Modern History CCI, CZ
AAAS 286S Critical Pedagogy of Hip Hop CCI, EI, ALP, SS
AAAS 290 Special Topics
AAAS 290A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in African & African American Studies
AAAS 290S Special Topics
AAAS 295S Black Muslims: Race, Religion, & Culture CCI, CZ
AAAS 303S Popular Arts and Culture in Africa CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 304S Black Politics SS
AAAS 305S Black Geographies: Borders, Boundaries & Blackness in the U.S.
AAAS 306 Africa and Arabia: Cultures, Communities, and Connections CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 307 Development and Africa CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 309S Carceral Geographies: Explaining Mass Incarceration in the U.S.
AAAS 310S Conflict Analysis in Africa (Case Studies) CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 312 War and Public Health in Africa CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AAAS 313S Race and Medicine
AAAS 314 Representing Slavery CCI, EI, ALP, SS
AAAS 316S Apartheid South Africa and Struggles for Democracy CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
AAAS 317S Africa before Colonialism CCI, R, W, CZ, SS
AAAS 319 East Africa and the World CCI, R, W, CZ
AAAS 320 Black Dance CCI, R, W, ALP
AAAS 321 Visualizing the Caribbean CCI, R, ALP, SS
AAAS 322S James Baldwin and Toni Morrison CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 323S The Black Parades: African Diaspora Parade Culture and Radical Resistance CCI, ALP, SS
AAAS 325S Introduction to Hip-Hop Production EI, STS, ALP
AAAS 326S Race and Memory in the Americas CCI, FL, ALP
AAAS 327S Brazil, Race, Sex, and the Body CCI, CZ
AAAS 329 The Black Atlantic CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 330 Black Popular Culture: Black Cinema CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 331 Black Popular Culture CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 332 Black Theater Workshop CCI, ALP
AAAS 335 The History of Hip-Hop CCI, ALP
AAAS 336 The Black Performance Tradition: Michael Jackson and Prince CCI, ALP
AAAS 337 Hollywood and Africa: Case Studies in Filmic Representation CCI, W, ALP
AAAS 338 Popular Representations of Black Masculinity CCI, ALP
AAAS 339S Women and Film: Directors of the Diaspora CCI, ALP
AAAS 342 The Civil War and Reconstruction: The United States, 1850-1880 CZ, SS
AAAS 343 Displacements: Migration and Human Trafficking CCI, EI, R, ALP, SS
AAAS 345 African Americans, Mass Incarceration and Citizenship CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
AAAS 346S Racial Justice in the 20th Century US and South Africa CCI, R, W, CZ, SS
AAAS 347S White People: In Anthropological Perspective CCI, R, CZ, SS
AAAS 348 African Art: From Royal Court to Contemporary Marketplace CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 349S Contemporary South Africa CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 351S The Radical Narratives of Toni Morrison ALP
AAAS 352 Pigging Out: The Cultural Politics of Food CCI, EI, SS
AAAS 354S Race and Society: South Africa and the US, 1890-present CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AAAS 355S Black Feminism and Fashion CCI, W, ALP
AAAS 359S Brazil and Lusophone Africa CCI, CZ
AAAS 375S The Insurgent South: Movements for Social Change CZ, SS
AAAS 376S Love, Sex, Madness in Caribbean Fiction and Film FL, ALP
AAAS 380 France and Africa: The Politics and Culture of (Post-)Coloniality CCI, CZ
AAAS 380P France and Africa: The Politics and Culture of (Post-)Coloniality Preceptorial
AAAS 385S Race, Gender and Culture of the African Diaspora CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 386S Women and Visual Media Studies CCI, ALP
AAAS 387 Moral Panics, Spectacle, and Everyday Life: Social Anxieties and Minorities CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 390 Special Topics
AAAS 390S Special Topics
AAAS 391 Independent Study
AAAS 393 Research Independent Study R
AAAS 397S African Cities, Development, and Climate Change CCI, EI, SS
AAAS 399 Black Religion, Anguish, and Liberation CCI, EI, CZ
AAAS 402S South Africa and the World CCI, R, W, SS
AAAS 405S Black Thought and Creativity to 1865 CCI, ALP
AAAS 406S South African Life Histories CCI, R, W, CZ
AAAS 407S Capstone Seminar - Globalization: Asia and Asian America CCI, R, STS, CZ, SS
AAAS 408S Capstone Seminar: Post-Civil Rights America: The Search for Social Justice, 1968-Present EI, R, W, CZ
AAAS 410S Black Frame: African American Documentary Film CCI, R, ALP, CZ
AAAS 411D Black (In) Translation CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 412S Afro-Latin America CCI, CZ
AAAS 413 Race and Language CCI, SS
AAAS 419S Meaning, Mattering, and Black Being-in-the-World: Towards a Critical Theory of Race and Value CCI, W, CZ
AAAS 420S The Role of Race and Culture on Development CCI, EI, SS
AAAS 422S Music and The Black Radical Imagination CCI, W, ALP
AAAS 425 Global Inequality Research CCI, R, ALP, SS
AAAS 425S Global Inequality Research Seminar CCI, R, ALP, SS
AAAS 430 Music History and Politics in Contemporary Africa CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 431S Capstone Seminar: Slavery and Capitalism EI, R, CZ, SS
AAAS 450S The Global Caribbean CCI, EI, R, SS
AAAS 470S Law and Power in Africa and the African Diaspora CCI, R, W, SS
AAAS 490 Special Topics
AAAS 490S Special Topics
AAAS 491 Independent Study
AAAS 493 Research Independent Study R
AAAS 495 Distinction Program Sequence R
AAAS 496 Distinction Program Sequence R
AAAS 499S Senior Seminar
AAAS 503S The Black Radical Tradition: COVID-19, #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd, and the Movement for Black Lives CCI, EI, SS
AAAS 510S Global Africa CCI, EI, SS
AAAS 511S Dystopia, Speculation, and the Transhuman: Octavia Butler CCI, EI, ALP
AAAS 512S The Fetish: The Role of Things in Spiritual, Economic, and Sexual Life CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AAAS 520S Harlem Renaissance CCI, R, ALP, CZ
AAAS 521S Black Ethnographers EI, SS
AAAS 530S Third Cinema CCI, EI, STS, ALP, SS
AAAS 531S Black Camera: Still and Moving Images CCI, ALP
AAAS 539 Black Camera: Still and Moving Images EI, ALP
AAAS 544S Race and American Politics CCI, SS
AAAS 545S Race, Racism, and Democracy CCI, W, SS
AAAS 550S Black Culture and Performance CCI, R, W, ALP
AAAS 565S Global Critical Race Theory and History: Brazil and the USA CCI, R, W, CZ, SS
AAAS 569 Understanding Sickle Cell Disease: A Biopsychosocial Approach
AAAS 570S Philosophy in Motion: Corporeality, Gesture, and Movement in Modern Thought CCI, R, W, ALP
AAAS 571S Introduction to Contemporary African Philosophy CCI, FL, ALP
AAAS 581S Sylvia Wynter and the Question of Caribbean Philosophy CCI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 589S Black Visual Theory CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
AAAS 590S Special Topics
AAAS 590S-5 Topics in African Art
AAAS 591 Independent Study
AAAS 602S Blackness, Social Death, and the Volatile Sacred CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 610S Africa, Cuba, Brazil: Great Powers of the Black Atlantic CCI, CZ, SS
AAAS 611S Climate Change, Decolonization, and Global Blackness CCI, EI, R, SS
AAAS 620S AfroFuturism ALP
AAAS 621S Black Performance Theory CCI, R, ALP
AAAS 622S Black Sonic Culture—Analog to Digital
AAAS 640S African Cities CCI, SS
AAAS 642 Global Inequality Research CCI, R, SS
AAAS 642S Global Inequality Research Seminar CCI, R, SS
AAAS 643S Black Women, Black Freedom CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AAAS 646 Surviving Globalization: The Global South and the Development Imagination CCI, EI, SS
AAAS 650S Black-Queer CCI, R, ALP
AAAS 655S Black Feminist Art & Digitality ALP
AAAS 660 Health in the African Diaspora CCI, EI, STS, SS
AAAS 690 Special Topics
AAAS 690S Special Topics
AAAS 699S Gateway/Proseminar
AAAS 720S Outsiders and Insiders
AAAS 735 The History of Hip-Hop
AAAS 736S The Art & Politics of Cotton
AAAS 740S Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics
AAAS 741S Globalization
AAAS 765S Existentialism, Nihilism, and Religion
AAAS 767S How Blackness Thinks
AAAS 780S Teaching Race, Teaching Gender
AAAS 791 Independent Study
AAAS 890 Special Topics
AAAS 890S Special Topics
AAAS 891 Special Readings
AAAS 892 Independent Study
AAAS 900S African American Religion Through the Literary Imagination
SWAHILI 101 Elementary Swahili 1 FL
SWAHILI 102 Elementary Swahili 2 FL
SWAHILI 203 Intermediate Swahili 1 FL, CZ
SWAHILI 204 Intermediate Swahili 2 FL, CZ
SWAHILI 701 Introductory Swahili 1
SWAHILI 702 Elementary Swahili 2
SWAHILI 703 Intermediate Swahili
SWAHILI 704 Intermediate Swahili 2