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Course ID:AMHA(AFST) 1001. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary Amharic I
Course
Description:
Introduction to Amharic language and culture. Emphasis on the sound system, pronunciation, grammar, reading, and conversation in Amharic. Students will also be exposed to computer enhanced materials that will speed up their understanding of the writing system in the oral proficiency.
Athena Title:ELEM AMHARIC I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AMHA(AFST) 1002. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary Amharic II
Course
Description:
Continuation of Elementary Amharic I. Introduction to more aspects of Amharic language and culture. Emphasis on reinforcing the mastery of the sound system, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. There will also be emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Athena Title:ELEM AMHARIC II
Prerequisite:AMHA(AFST) 1001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFST) 1200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Study of African Religion
Course
Description:
Introduction to meaning, origin, and characteristics of African religion, focusing on the approaches and challenges in studying African religion.
Athena Title:Intro to Study of African Reli
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 1200E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(RELI) 1201. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nature and Structure of African Religions
Course
Description:
Study of terminologies and basic beliefs of African religions, dwelling on African concepts of Supreme Being, divinities, spirits, ancestors, and magic and medicine.
Athena Title:NATUR & STRUC AFREL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI(AFST) 1200
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AMHA(AFST) 2001. 4 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate Amharic I
Course
Description:
Introduction to more sophisticated structures of the language, including grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structures. Emphasis on developing upper-level oral skills that would enable the student to sustain conversation with a native speaker with minimum difficultyand to develop comprehension and composition skills.
Athena Title:INTERMED AMHARIC I
Prerequisite:AMHA(AFST) 1002
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AMHA(AFST) 2002. 4 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate Amharic II
Course
Description:
Continuation of the language, including grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structures. Emphasis on the ability to engage in reasonable fluent discourse in Amharic and a comprehensive knowledge of formal grammar, and the ability to read Amharic with a high level of complex grammatical structures and cultural knowledge.
Athena Title:INTERMED AMHARIC II
Prerequisite:AMHA(AFST) 2001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFST) 2052. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multiculturalism in Modern America
Course
Description:
United States history since 1865 from a multicultural and multiethnic perspective. The course will emphasize social, cultural, and political dimensions of the American experience, paying particular attention to issues of race and ethnicity. Highlights the contributions of the many different peoples who make up America.
Athena Title:MULTICULTUR MOD AM
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MUSI(AFST)(AFAM) 2080. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Music
Course
Description:
A survey of musical styles created and/or developed by African Americans in North America from c. 17th century to the 21st century. Includes socio-cultural approach drawing from the African heritage to other continental appropriations. Key personalities in the development of the African American music culture and their contributions will also be examined.
Athena Title:African American Music
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in MUSI 2080E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(ANTH)(CMLT)(GEOG)(SOCI)(RELI) 2100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Africa
Course
Description:
The history, physical environment (landforms, vegetation, and climate), and sociocultural environment (artistic, political, and social development) of Africa.
Athena Title:Introduction to Africa
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in AFST 2100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST 2100E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Africa
Course
Description:
The history, physical environment (landforms, vegetation, and climate), and sociocultural environment (artistic, political, and social development) of Africa.
Athena Title:Introduction to Africa
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in AFST 2100, ANTH 2100, CMLT 2100, GEOG 2100, HIST 2100, SOCI 2100, RELI 2100
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFST) 2501. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to African History to 1800
Course
Description:
History of Africa to 1800. Origins of agriculture, rise and growth of complex societies and states, spread and importance of Islam, trans-Saharan and Indian Ocean trade, rise of the Atlantic slave trade, and diaspora issues.
Athena Title:AFRICA TO 1800
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFST) 2502. 3 hours.
Course Title:Survey of African History Since 1800
Course
Description:
History of Africa from 1800. The European conquest and colonization of Africa and the development of colonial economies, African collaboration and resistance, development of ethnic and African political identities, anti-colonial wars, independence, and post-colonial politics.
Athena Title:AFRICA SINCE 1800
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:MUSI(AFST) 2860. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Course Title:African Music Ensemble
Course
Description:
An ensemble performing choral, dance, and instrumental music from Africa including sacred, secular, and popular music.
Athena Title:AFR MUS ENSEMBLE
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(SWAH)(AFST)(ANTH) 3001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Culture and Identity Linkages of the Swahili with the Outside World I
Course
Description:
Exploration of the multi-textured identity of the Swahili people and how they came to occupy a prominent position in the world from a historical, geographical, anthropological, political, scientific, linguistic, religious, as well as cultural point of view. Their relationship to African Americans and other cultures is emphasized.
Athena Title:The Swahili and the World I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in CMLT 3001E, SWAH 3001E, AFST 3001E, ANTH 3001E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(SWAH)(AFST)(ANTH) 3001E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Culture and Identity Linkages of the Swahili with the Outside World I
Course
Description:
Exploration of the multi-textured identity of the Swahili people and how they came to occupy a prominent position in the world from a historical, geographical, anthropological, political, scientific, linguistic, religious, as well as cultural point of view. Their relationship to African Americans and other cultures is emphasized.
Athena Title:The Swahili and the World I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in CMLT 3001, SWAH 3001, AFST 3001, ANTH 3001
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:YORB(AFST) 3002. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Yoruba II
Course
Description:
Advanced readings, novels, thematic texts, and rhetoric. Focus on developing comprehension of textual materials. Introduction to scientific and other specialized materials.
Athena Title:ADV YORUBA II
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in YORB(AFAM) 3020
Prerequisite:YORB 3010
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(RELI) 3003. 3 hours.
Course Title:Christianity, Mission, and International Development in Africa
Course
Description:
Examines how the different actors engaged with Christianity, mission, and international development in Africa have understood Christianity in different ways, leading to a range of intended and unintended effects from the colonial period until today.
Athena Title:Christianity Mission Intl Dev
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFST) 3004. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Christianity
Course
Description:
An exploration of different expressions of Christianity around the world.
Athena Title:Global Christianity
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(SWAH)(AFST)(ANTH) 3020E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Culture and Identity Linkages of the Swahili with the Outside World II
Course
Description:
Development of the Swahili culture. Topics on religion, politics, literacy, language, clothing, food, and music as well as outside influences from Arab nations, Asia, Europe, and America on the indigenous Swahili culture will be explored. Attention will be given to African American political, religious, and other social issues.
Athena Title:The Swahili and the World II
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in CMLT 3020, SWAH 3020, AFST 3020, ANTH 3020
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(SWAH)(AFST)(ANTH) 3020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Culture and Identity Linkages of the Swahili with the Outside World II
Course
Description:
Development of the Swahili culture. Topics on religion, politics, literacy, language, clothing, food, and music as well as outside influences from Arab nations, Asia, Europe, and America on the indigenous Swahili culture will be explored. Attention will be given to African American political, religious, and other social issues.
Athena Title:The Swahili and the World II
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in CMLT 3020E, SWAH 3020E, AFST 3020E, ANTH 3020E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFST)(ANTH) 3030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to African Languages and Cultures
Course
Description:
Overview of African languages and cultures, their diversity and similarities. Critical approach to discourses on Africa.
Athena Title:AFR LANG AND CULT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SWAH(YORB)(AFAM) 3030
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFST) 3150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Modern African Literature
Course
Description:
The literature of twentieth-century Africa in translation, with emphasis on African fiction and its relevance to contemporary society around the world.
Athena Title:Intro to Modern African Lit
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFST) 3202. 3 hours.
Course Title:African Concept of God and Humanity
Course
Description:
African concepts of God in names, attributes, status, monotheism, human origin, function of soul, human destiny, rites of passage, and predestination.
Athena Title:AFR CNCPT GOD & HUM
Prerequisite:RELI(AFST) 1200 or AFST(RELI) 1201
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(RELI) 3203. 3 hours.
Course Title:African Mythology
Course
Description:
Examination and analysis of African myths, legends, fables, etc. The significance and functionalism of these and comparison to those in other world religions.
Athena Title:AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI(AFST) 3202
Prerequisite:RELI(AFST) 1200 or AFST(RELI) 1201
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(AFST) 3460. 3 hours.
Course Title:Africa: Peoples and Institutions
Course
Description:
Peoples and institutions of Africa, south of the Sahara, starting with earliest evidence of indigenous peoples, with special emphasis on current changes.
Athena Title:AFRICA PEOPLES/INST
Prerequisite:ANTH 1102 or ANTH 2120H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFST) 3500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seventeenth Through Nineteenth-Century Southern Africa
Course
Description:
Social, political, and economic changes in southern African societies (South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique) as they assimilated non-African peoples, their ideas, and material culture. Independent, viable and adaptable, Africans engaged Portuguese, British, Boers, and Germans as they competed for land, cattle, and trade.
Athena Title:SO AFRICA 1600-1902
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFST) 3520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Decolonization in Africa
Course
Description:
Examines decolonization in Africa, particularly the dissolution of the European Empires. Beginning with the post-WWII movement, it explores multiple factors, such as nationalism, the role of the U.N. and the U.S., and postcolonial states, to understand the transition from a world of empire to one of nation-states.
Athena Title:DECOLONIZATION
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFST) 3530. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women in Sub-Saharan Africa
Course
Description:
Women's social, economic, spiritual, and political contributions to African history from precolonial to contemporary times. Emphasizing African women, it also addresses European and Asian women immigration. Women's interpretations of their identities, social worlds, and experiences, recognizing their essential role in African societies.
Athena Title:WOM IN SUB-SAH AFRI
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFST) 3540. 3 hours.
Course Title:Africa in the World Wars
Course
Description:
The history and historiography of the African participation in the first and second World Wars. Africans participated in the European, Asian, and African theaters of the wars. Examination of themes such as European imperialism, racism, and African anti-colonial resistance.
Athena Title:AFR IN WORLD WARS
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG(AFST) 3650. 3 hours.
Course Title:Africa in the Global Economy
Course
Description:
Africa's colonialism and its legacy; post-colonial politics; trading relationships; issues of migrant labor; debates over population growth and economic change; environmental degradation; urban development; and agriculture and food security.
Athena Title:AFRICA GLOBAL ECON
Nontraditional Format:The course will be taught as part of the Maymester program in Tanzania, involving lectures and field trips.
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ALDR(AFST)(LACS) 3820E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Reflections on Fighting Hunger
Course
Description:
Exploration of world hunger using an interdisciplinary approach. Analysis of natural resource-related, political, and cultural causes of hunger; its health and socioeconomic effects; and current proposed solutions, with an emphasis on education.
Athena Title:Reflections on Fighting Hunger
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ALDR 3820, AFST 3820, LACS 3820, ALDR 3820H
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ALDR(AFST)(LACS) 3820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Reflections on Fighting Hunger
Course
Description:
Exploration of world hunger using an interdisciplinary approach. Analysis of natural resource-related, political, and cultural causes of hunger; its health and socioeconomic effects; and current proposed solutions, with an emphasis on education. Group discussions will be emphasized in this course.
Athena Title:Reflections on Fighting Hunger
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ALDR 3820E, AFST 3820E, LACS 3820E, ALDR 3820H
Prerequisite:Second-year student standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST 3900. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Introduction to Service Learning in Africa
Course
Description:
Preparation for service learning in Africa, including an introduction to African cultures and history. A culturally relative approach will prepare students to encounter new cultures, and to see problems and opportunities in the community in which they will work. Introduction to the opportunities they will have to serve local community needs.
Athena Title:INTRO SRV LRN AFR
Nontraditional Format:Students will be required to do extensive outside readings and research on selected topics.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:AFST 3950. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in African Studies
Course
Description:
Provides students with the study of a special topic in African Studies, with the topic determined by the individual instructor; and develops students' understanding of some of the current issues affecting the continent.
Athena Title:Special Topics African Studies
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST 3990E. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in African Studies
Course
Description:
Readings and discussions of current developments in African Studies carried out as a contract between an individual student and an appropriate instructor
Athena Title:Directed Study African Studies
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in AFST 3990
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST 3990. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in African Studies
Course
Description:
Readings and discussions of current developments in African studies carried out as a contract between an individual student and an appropriate instructor.
Athena Title:Directed Study African Studies
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in AFST 3990E
Nontraditional Format:Professor and student will meet as needed.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:YORB(AFST)(CMLT) 4001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Yoruba Culture and Civilization
Course
Description:
Introduction to the language, life, and culture of Yoruba- speaking people in West Africa and other parts of the world, with special emphasis on the relevance of the cultural products under study to the contemporary global scene.
Athena Title:Yoruba Culture Civilization
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST 4200/6200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Critical Issues in Contemporary Africa
Course
Description:
The course builds on the foundation from "Introduction to Africa" and provides in-depth and critical analysis of selected contemporary issues affecting Africa. Solidarity, conflict, and their relationships to social hierarchy, the conceptions of history, and African identity then, now plus challenges for Pan-Africanism will dominate the course focus.
Athena Title:Critical Issues Contemp Africa
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFAM)(AFST)(GEOG)(LACS) 4260/6260. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Black and Green Atlantic: Crosscurrents of the African and Irish Diasporas
Course
Description:
An exploration of the comparative dimensions of Black and Irish experiences in the Atlantic world through the study of cultural production from the United States, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Ireland. Special emphasis will be placed on the relevance of the texts under discussion to contemporary society around the world.
Athena Title:The Black and Green Atlantic
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL(AFST) 4280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
Course
Description:
The emergence of nationalist politics, its consequences for sovereignty, and its effect on maintaining peace.
Athena Title:Nationalism Ethnic Conflict
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in INTL 4280, AFST 4280
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3200E or INTL 3300
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA(AFST) 4460/6460. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Dramatic Art: Special Topics
Course
Description:
The history of dramatic art in the context of studies abroad programs. Must be registered in the Studies Abroad Program and participate on-site. Offered only in conjunction with Studies Abroad.
Athena Title:History of Dramatic Art
Nontraditional Format:Must be registered in the Studies Abroad program and participate on-site.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:THEA(AFST) 4470/6470. 3 hours.
Course Title:African Theatre: An Historical Overview
Course
Description:
The course will survey some of the major areas of theatre activity, as well as provide a general history of African theatre and performance. Playwrights well known in the West, such as Wole Soyinka, Ngugi wa thiong'o, Femi Osofisan, and others will be discussed, primarily within the context of their contributions to African theatre on the continent itself.
Athena Title:African Theatre Hist Overview
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFST) 4500/6500. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Studies in African History
Course
Description:
Topics in modern and ancient African history. Non-traditional methodologies and sources are combined to introduce students to emerging issues in African history.
Athena Title:STUDIES AFRICAN HIS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:YORB(AFST) 4501. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Yoruba
Course
Description:
Seminar focusing on specific topics in Yoruba language, culture, literature, or society.
Athena Title:SPECIAL TOPICS YORB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in YORB 4510
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFST) 4540/6540. 3 hours.
Course Title:Conflict in Twentieth-Century Southern Africa
Course
Description:
South Africa's economic, political and military might has shaped other southern African societies (Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique) in the twentieth century. Reform and revolution which Africans and Europeans employed to regain and maintain African independence in the region.
Athena Title:AFR CONFLICT 20TH C
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(AFST) 4550/6550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Christianity and Colonialism in Africa
Course
Description:
Christianity was both ally and adversary to colonialism, threatening African "tradition" and aiding a vocal westernized elite which shaped independent African nations. African initiatives in Christian conversion, colonial Christianity, Africans in mission communities, mission education and westernized elites, independent African religious movements, and Christianity and African nationalism.
Athena Title:CHRISTIA/COL IN AFR
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(RELI)(LACS) 4620/6620. 3 hours.
Course Title:African Religion in Diaspora
Course
Description:
Diasporic movement, sustainability, modifications, syncretic tendencies of African Derived Religions in the Americas, especially Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, and North America.
Athena Title:AFRCN RELI DIASPORA
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL(AFST) 4680. 3 hours.
Course Title:Peace Studies
Course
Description:
Examines the premise that peace is more than the absence of conflict. The threats to peace, conflict resolution, and peacemaking.
Athena Title:PEACE STUDIES
Pre or Corequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST 4700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Model African Union
Course
Description:
Teaches students about the organs and operations of the African Union and prepares students to participate in the academic simulation of the activities of the continental organization. Students will prepare a report on the simulation, with particular attention to their assigned committee's agenda topics.
Athena Title:Model African Union
Nontraditional Format:Students will be required to meet weekly to review African Union documents and research for the development of resolutions.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ALDR(AFST)(LACS) 4710E/6710E. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Agricultural Development
Course
Description:
Analysis of international development programs, stressing the developing world's perspective. Study of issues affecting international cooperation, agricultural development and sustainability, technology transfer, and extension education.
Athena Title:International Ag Development
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ALDR 4710, AFST 4710, LACS 4710 or ALDR 6710, AFST 6710, LACS 6710
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ALDR(AFST)(LACS) 4710/6710. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Agricultural Development
Course
Description:
Analysis of international development programs, stressing the developing world's perspective. Study of issues affecting international cooperation, agricultural development and sustainability, technology transfer, and extension education.
Athena Title:International Ag Development
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ALDR 4710E, AFST 4710E, LACS 4710E or ALDR 6710E, AFST 6710E, LACS 6710E
Nontraditional Format:Course dynamics emphasize case studies, discussions, and group projects. Students in AFST and LACS will focus their term assignments in their region of interest.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AAEC(AFST)(ENVM) 4720. 3 hours.
Course Title:Applied International Development Economics
Course
Description:
Most of the world's population is poor, lives in developing countries, and depends on agriculture and/or natural resources for its livelihood. In this course, students will apply economic theory and techniques to better understand global poverty, constraints to exiting poverty, and policies and programs intended to accelerate economic development.
Athena Title:Applied Intl Develop Econ
Prerequisite:AAEC 2580 or AAEC 2580E or ECON 2106 or ECON 2106E or ECON 2106H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:KINS(AFST) 4800/6800. 3 hours.
Course Title:Education and Sport in Africa
Course
Description:
Indigenous and introduced educational and sporting system. European-derived models in education, physical education, and sport in Africa. Examination of education, physical education, and sport in varying cultural, social, and geographical environments, including entrepreneurial sport business activities and sport participation patterns. Postcolonial and globalization theoretical perspectives will be included.
Athena Title:EDUC SPORT AFRICA
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFST) 4880/6880. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Origins of African Literature
Course
Description:
An exploration of major currents in African literature from its ancient oral traditions to the European colonial period, with special emphasis on the relevance of the material under discussion to the contemporary world.
Athena Title:Origins of African Literature
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFST) 4890/6890. 3 hours.
Course Title:Postcolonial African Literature
Course
Description:
An exploration of major currents in African literature since the independence of the African people from European colonial rule, with special emphasis on the relevance of the material under discussion to the contemporary world.
Athena Title:Postcolonial African Lit
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST 4900S. 3-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Service Learning in Africa
Course
Description:
Students will participate with local agencies to provide a service to the community, designed with those agencies and UGA faculty, to meet the needs of that community and to enhance the academic curriculum of the student. There will be structured time to study and reflect on the basic issues involved.
Athena Title:Service Learning in Africa
Nontraditional Format:Student will be working in the community and studying with UGA faculty and local agency officials to both understand the issues relating to the need for their service and to provide that service in an effective way. The work hours will be determined by the local agencies involved. Supplemental readings and discussions with both local service providers and UGA faculty will enhance the student's experience and understanding of the issues.
Pre or Corequisite:AFST 3900
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:AFST 4950/6950. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Africa Seminar
Course
Description:
Review and discussion of current topics in African research.
Athena Title:AFRICA SEMINAR
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:AFST 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST 6700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Model African Union
Course
Description:
Teaches students about the organs and operations of the African Union and prepares students to participate in the academic simulation of the activities of the continental organization. Students will prepare a report on the simulation, with particular attention to their assigned committee's agenda topics.
Athena Title:Model African Union
Nontraditional Format:Students will be required to meet weekly to review African Union documents and research the development of resolutions. Graduate students will prepare a research paper on one of the simulation agenda topics.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST 7010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Graduate Introduction to African Studies
Course
Description:
Introduction to the field of African Studies for graduate students with limited or no background in the field. The course will focus on diverse topics of study, including early African history, Africa's contact with East and West, Arab expansion, colonialism, Africa's physical environment, language and development, and the socio-cultural environment (artistic, political, and social development) of Africa.
Athena Title:Grad Intro to African Studies
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST 7950. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Research in African Studies
Course
Description:
Readings and independent research closely supervised by an Africanist faculty member on a specified interdisciplinary topic in African studies.
Athena Title:Directed Rsch African Studies
Nontraditional Format:Students will meet with faculty members on a regular basis.
Prerequisite:AFST 4200/6200 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFST) 8020. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Literary Periods
Course
Description:
Specific literary period from an international perspective, with emphasis on theoretical problems in periodization and the relationship of literature to other cultural institutions.
Athena Title:LITERARY PERIODS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFST) 8030. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Literary Genres
Course
Description:
Major genre, the epic in the literatures of Europe and America, with particular attention to recent developments in genre theory.
Athena Title:LITERARY GENRES
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST 8960. 3-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Reading in African American Studies
Course
Description:
Independent, directed reading course for graduate students whose programs of study require courses not available in the regular AFST schedule. The course ensures access to the interdisciplinary study of African cultures and theories of African Studies by students who require grounding their inquiry in a broader context.
Athena Title:Direct Read Afr Amer Studies
Nontraditional Format:The course will require a 20-25 page paper of publishable quality. The reading list will be approximately four full-length books and 4-6 journal articles and chapters.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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