Spring 2020

Course Number Title Course Description Instructor
AAAS 103 INTRO TO AFRICAN STUDIES A range of disciplinary perspectives on key topics in contemporary African Studies: nationalism and... Daly, Samuel Fury Childs
AAAS 133S GTWY SEM: CIV RGHTS/ASIAN AMER Study of crucial legal and political moments in the struggle for equal civil rights of minorities,... Mazumdar, Sucheta
AAAS 146 MOTOWN AND AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC During the 1960 s, in Detroit, Michigan, a landmark in music was established: The Motown Sound.... Kelley, Anthony
AAAS 190S SPECIAL TOPICS Seminar version of African & African American Studies 190. Instructor: Staff Fischer, Julien
AAAS 224 AFRICAN DIASPORA LITERATURE Continuation of English 164A. The late nineteenth century to contemporary writers. Not open to... Jaji, Tsitsi
AAAS 225S DOCUMENTING BLACK EXPERIENCES Interpretations of the black diaspora in documentary film from slavery to the present.... Tyson, Timothy
AAAS 226 CRIME AND THE CITY Compares representation of crime and the city in two key "texts": Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist"... Thorne, Susan
AAAS 228S FICTIONS THAT MARK THE MOMENT Course is an engagement with novels from spectacular moments of history, an imagination of the... Jaji, Tsitsi
AAAS 232 RACE, POWER, AND IDENTITY Exploration of historic and contemporary psycho-social and socio-cultural aspects of the African... Smith, Martin
AAAS 246 SOCIOLOGY OF RACISM IN AMERICA Examines social history of major racial groups in the US and relationships to contemporary standing... Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo
AAAS 249 MARTIN LUTHER KING Situates Martin Luther King as a preacher in the black Christian tradition with a liberationist... Safi, Omid
AAAS 251 ANTHROPOLOGY OF RACE Human variation and the historical development of concepts of race; science and scientific racism;... Baker, Lee
AAAS 252S GIANTS OF JAZZ In the Giants of Jazz Seminar, students will delve deeply into the music and lives of the biggest... Brown, John
AAAS 257 RACIAL/ETH MINORITIES AMER POL The politics of four of the United States principal racial minority groups blacks, Latinos, Asians... Staff, Departmental
AAAS 264 LATIN AM WARS OF INDEPENDENCE This course covers the conspiracies, uprisings, and wars that led to the independence of Haiti and... French, John
AAAS 274S ISLAM IN THE AMERICAS Explores how Muslim communities live and practice Islam in the American context. Examines diverse... Hassan, Mona
AAAS 283S DEATH, BURIAL & JUSTICE This interdisciplinary course explores the phenomenon of necroviolence: attacks on the dignity,... Rosenblatt, Adam
AAAS 290S SPECIAL TOPICS Seminar version of African & African American Studies 290. Instructor: Staff Daniels, Kisha N
AAAS 320 BLACK DANCE Exploration of composition and performance structures commonly described as black dance. Working... DeFrantz, Thomas
AAAS 331 BLACK POPULAR CULTURE The production and circulation of African American popular cultural forms including, but not... Douthit, Patrick
AAAS 335 HISTORY OF HIP-HOP What began as a localized activity designed to provide a safe haven for Black and Latino youth in... Douthit, Patrick
AAAS 348 AFRICAN ART: COURT/MARKETPLACE Explores traditional, modern, and contemporary African art from the ever-shifting perspectives of... Powell, Richard
AAAS 390 SPECIAL TOPICS Topics vary from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff French, John
AAAS 390 SPECIAL TOPICS Topics vary from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Lubiano, Wahneema
AAAS 390S SPECIAL TOPICS Seminar version of African... Chafe, William
AAAS 406S SOUTH AFRICAN LIFE HISTORIES Explores the last century of South African history through the lens of biography and autobiography... Shapiro, Karin
AAAS 420S ROLE RACE/CULTURE ON DEVL Critical examination of racial, cultural, and social influences on development of African American... Wilbourn, Makeba
AAAS 490S SPECIAL TOPICS Topics vary from semester to semester Aidoo, Lamonte
AAAS 499S SENIOR SEMINAR Open to seniors majoring in African... Neal, Mark
AAAS 512S THE FETISH This course explores the social relationships produced by debates over the value and agency of... Matory, J.
AAAS 544S RACE AND AMERICAN POLITICS A broad overview of the salience of race in the American political fabric and how it structures... Jardina, Ashley
AAAS 621S BLACK PERFORMANCE THEORY Exploration of methods and research approaches relevant to the construction of black performance... DeFrantz, Thomas
AAAS 642S GLOBAL INEQUALITY RESEARCH Engagement of vertically integrated research teams in projects exploring racial and ethnic... Hollowell, Adam
AAAS 642S GLOBAL INEQUALITY RESEARCH Engagement of vertically integrated research teams in projects exploring racial and ethnic... Darity, William
AAAS 660 HEALTH IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA Exposes and explores the individual and joint contributions of biological and non-biological... Royal, Charmaine
AAAS 699S GATEWAY/PROSEMINAR The proseminar is the required gateway course in the AAAS Certificate Program. It is designed to... Daly, Samuel Fury Childs
AAAS 780S TEACHING RACE, TEACHING GENDER Interdisciplinary analyses of the problematics of teaching about social hierarchies, especially... Lubiano, Wahneema
AAAS 890S SPECIAL TOPICS Topics will vary from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Dubois, Laurent
AAAS 890S SPECIAL TOPICS Topics will vary from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff DeFrantz, Thomas
AAAS 89S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Shapiro, Karin
AAAS 89S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Lentz-Smith, Adriane