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Africana Studies course catalog
ASHLEY BURGE, Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., University of Montevallo; Ph.D., University of Alabama
LAUREN HAMMOND, Assistant Professor (History)
B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
JOHN HILDRETH, Professor (Music)
B.A., Concordia (Fort Wayne); B.Mus., M.M., Roosevelt; Ph.D., Northwestern
LAURYN LEHMAN, Research and Instruction Librarian
B.A. Anthropology, University of South Carolina, M.A. African Studies, University of Illinois M.A. Library and Information Science.
HARWOOD MCCLERKING, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., Mississippi State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan
JOHN PFAUTZ, Professor (Music)
B.S., Eastern Nazarene; M.M., Missouri; D.M.A., West Virginia
JOHN TAWIAH-BOATENG, Associate Professor (English)
B.A., University of Ghana; M.A., Dalhousie; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
MICHELLE WOLFF, Assistant Professor (Religion)
B.A., Westmont College; M.T.S. Duke Divinity School; Ph.D. Duke University
MAJOR IN AFRICANA STUDIES. 32 credits, including AFSP-201 and AFSP-441/442. No more than 12 credits taken within the same departmental course code other than AFSP.
Two tracks: students will choose an emphasis
• African Diaspora
At least 4 courses in track of emphasis is required, and at least 1 course in other track.
One additional requirement is one course taken that provides some methodology on how to study these communities. The selection of this course should be made in consultation with the faculty advisor.
MINOR IN AFRICANA STUDIES. 20 credits, including 4 credits at the 200-level or higher. No more than 8 credits taken within the same departmental course code other than AFSP.
Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.
ANTH-100 (PS, G) Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH-352 (PS, G) Peoples and Cultures of Africa
ANTH-380 (G) Global Connections: Nations, Communities, Cultures
ART-342 (PA, G) Studio Art of Africa
ARHI-374 (PP, G) African Art
COMM-210 (PS, D) Communication and Social Relationships
COMM-330 (PH, G) Intercultural Communication
ECON-406 (PH, G) Economic Development
ENGL-237 (PH, D) Introduction to African-American Literature
ENGL-333 (PL, G) Topics in Anglophone Literature
ENGL-361 (PH, D) Contemporary African-American Literature
FREN-310 (PP) Immigration and Minority Communities in France since 1945 (when focus is on African diaspora)
HIST-177 (PP, G) World History (when taught by particular faculty)
HIST-348 (PP, G) Colonialism and Imperialism
HIST-373 (PP, D) African-American History
MUSC-316 (PA, D) African-American Music
MUSC-342 (PH, G) The Music and Culture of West Africa
MUSC-343 (PA, D) Soundscapes (LC with ENGL 315 Literature for Learning Communities)
POLS-362 (PP, D) Constitutional Law II: Issues of Equality
POLS-385 (PS, D) Race, Wealth and Inequality in American Politics
RELG-313 (PS, D) Race, Ethnicity and Religion
SOC-321 (D) American Race and Ethnic Relations
WGST-320 (PL, D) Life Writing
WLIT-310 (PL, G) Contemporary African Literature
WLIT-326 (PL) Topics in French Literature (when focus is on Africa)