AFST- AFRICANA STUDIES PROGRAM

AFST - 1100 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICANA STUDIES
[3 hours] Introductory survey of basic theoretical concepts to analyze the Black experience, with special focus on the general historical process common to the African Diaspora (Africa Caribbean, and the Americas - South, Central, and North, especially the USA.)

AFST - 1110   AFRICAN CIVILIZATION
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as HIST 1110. General cultural and historical survey of Africa south of the Sahara from earliest times to the 20th century.  Includes topics on art, literature, philosophy, religion and society.

AFST - 1200 INTRODUCTION TO THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE
[3 hours] Introduction to the African experience through case studies of critical historical experiences: origin of humanity, origin of civilization,empire and traditional society.

AFST - 2100 FOUNDATIONS OF BLACK INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
[3 hours] An examination of slavery and colonialism in the intellectual history of the African Diaspora, especially in the work of W.E.B. Dubois, C.L.R. James and Kwame Nkrumah. Prerequisite: AFST 1100 or 1200

AFST - 2200 FOUNDATION OF CULTURE IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
[3 hours] Examination of Culture in the African Diaspora by focusing on continuities and discontinuities in music and dance, material culture, language and folklore and the cultural practices of everyday life. Prerequisite: AFST 1100 or 1200

AFST - 2220   HISTORY OF JAZZ
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as MUS 2220. A study of the development of jazz styles including listening skills and historical perspectives. Because the major innovations and stylistic interpretations of jazz are a result of African Americans, the course includes a study of how their culture influenced the development of jazz.  Students may take P/NC.

AFST - 2300  BLACK COMMUNITY RESEARCH METHODS
[3 hours] Survey of basic social research methods and studies focusing on the Black community. Class conducts research on Black community of Toledo. Offered as companion to AFST 2400. Topics change each year. Course can be taken twice. Prerequisite: AFST 1100 or 6 hours of any social science.

AFST - 2400 SOCIAL POLICY AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY
[3 hours] Examination of social policy and the Black community of Toledo with a special focus on one major topic. Offered as companion to AFST 2300. Topics change each year. The course can be taken twice. Prerequisite: AFST 1100 or 6 hours of any social science.

AFST - 2660   POLITICS IN AFRICA
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as PSC 2660. The character and development of African political institutions and processes with a special emphasis on patterns in the post-independence period and prospects for the future.

AFST - 3220   GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as GEPL 3220. Course begins with a general overview of Africa�s physical environment, its colonial history and its people and cultures. It then examines a variety of themes associated with development, population, urban and political geography.

AFST - 3240   AFRICAN-AMERICAN POLITICS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as PSC 3240. A study of the many ways blacks have involved themselves in American politics; examines African-Americans� participation in the political and governmental process.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

AFST - 3250   AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as HIST 3250. An examination of the historical experiences of African-Americans in the United States from 1619 to 1865.

AFST - 3260   AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY FROM 1865
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as HIST 3260. An examination of the historical experiences of African-Americans in the United States since 1865.

AFST - 3300   AFRICAN ART
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ARTH 3300. African Art is the study of the diversity of African art. The format of the course will be developed with emphasis upon region and style with emphasis upon the collections of African Art found in the Toledo Museum of Art.

AFST - 3450   JAZZ HISTORY AND LITERATURE FOR MUSIC MAJORS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as MUS 3450. A study of jazz styles, trends, performers and composers.  Prerequisite: MUS 2410, 2420, 3410

AFST - 3490   ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ECON 3490. Development of the economic status, problems and role of the African American community from colonial times to the present. Special emphasis on economic writings of African American scholars.  Prerequisite: ECON 1150 or 1200 or 1880 or consent of instructor

AFST - 4140   LANGUAGE IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ENGL 4140 and LING 4140.  focuses on the distinctive elements of African Vernacular English, its historical origins, its sociocultural development, and its implications for pedagogy and language policy.

AFST - 4420   SELECTED TOPICS IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as HIST 4420. Subject varies.  Among those treated are slavery, racism, Black reconstruction, modes of protest, Black nationalism, key leaders, and Black migration.

AFST - 4430   SLAVERY IN AMERICA
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as HIST 4430. Stresses the African continuum among slaves within the context of variations in goals and policies of slaveowners, slave trade, slave economics, demographics, slave labor and formation of slave culture.

AFST - 4530   CIVIL RIGHTS
[3 hours]  Course cross-listed as LST 4530 and PSC 4530. A study of judicial policy-making and administrative implementation of decisions affecting racial issues, freedom of expression, national security and criminal procedures.  Prerequisite: PSC 1200

AFST - 4570   AFRICA TO 1800
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as HIST 4570. Africa south of the Sahara from antiquity to 1800. Topics include the peopling of the continent, growth of centralized political institutions, stateless societies, Islamic penetration, African slave trade.

AFST - 4580   AFRICA SINCE 1800
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as HIST 4580. Africa south of the Sahara from 1800 to the present. Subjects include 19th century, colonial and independent Africa. Specific topics: the rise of South Africa, imperialism, African resistance and nationalism and independent African political, cultural and economic systems.

AFST - 4590   CULTURE AND HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF EASTERN AFRICA
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as HIST 4590. Study of the culture, history and society of the people of Eastern Africa. Each term different peoples will be considered. Areas include present day Ethiopia, Kenya and the East Africa coast.

AFST - 4650   AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS BEFORE THE 20TH CENTURY
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ENGL 4650. A survey of African-American prose, poetry, drama and fiction from 1760 to 1915.  Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.

AFST - 4660   AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as ENGL 4660. Study of the literary achievement of major African-American writers beginning with DuBois and ending with Gwendolyn Brooks and Ed Bullins.  Recommended: ENGL 2700, 2800, or 3790.

AFST - 4670   AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as SOC 4670. Sociological study of African Americans in the United States, focusing on issues of ethnic identity, educational and economic achievement, continuing sources of discrimination, and current movements for change. Prerequisite: 6 hrs of sociology or;  9 hrs of social science

AFST - 4680   GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS OF AFRICA
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as PSC 4660. An examination of political behavior in selected African states using a case method to examine alternative courses of action available to decision makers. Prerequisite: Prior social science or history course on Africa

AFST - 4700   INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS - AFRICA
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as PSC 4700. An examination of factors affecting foreign policy processes in Africa, emphasizing the relations between Africa, the Big Powers and the United Nations. Prerequisite: two courses in political science

AFST - 4800   DEVELOPMENT IN THIRD WORLD NATIONS
[3 hours]  Course is crosslisted as SOC 4800. The new emerging ideological, political, social and economic patterns which repeat themselves in and determine the Third World transition from a traditional to a new society.  Prerequisite: 6 hrs of sociology or;  9 hrs of social science

AFST - 4900 SENIOR SEMINAR
[3 hours] General theoretical synthesis of the field focusing on a close reading of a recent biographical work of intellectual history, a recent work of cultural criticism and a recent work of social analysis. Prerequisite: 15 hours in Africana Studies or consent of Director of Africana Studies.

AFST - 4910 DIRECTED RESEARCH
[1 - 6 hours] Student selected research topic under the supervision of faculty member and the Director of Africana Studies. Permission to enroll is contingent on a written proposal by the student being accepted by the two sponsoring faculty. Prerequisite: Student proposal approved by two
faculty.

AFST - 4920 DIRECTED READINGS
[1 - 6 hours] For advanced students wishing to read a specialized literature in the field. Requires a written proposal approved by faculty and Director of the Program. Prerequisite: AFST 1100 or 1200 and total of 6 additional hours in Africana Studies

AFST - 4960 HONORS THESIS
[1 - 6 hours] Research and writing of original project in tutiorial format. Maximum of 6 hour s may be counted toward degree. Prerequisite: Senior standing and approval of Africana Studies honors committee. Admitted by petition.

AFST - 4980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN AFRICANA STUDIES
[3 hours] Discussion of a substantial issue in scholarly research or public discourse relative to the African Diaspora. May be repeated for different issues. Maximum number of hours for AFST 4980 should not exceed 9 semester hours. Prerequisite: AFST 1100 or 1200 or permission of instructor.

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