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Africana Studies course catalog

2022-23 Academic Catalog Page

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 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
• Africa
• 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

Courses (AFSP)

Additional courses
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)

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At Augustana, that's a plus, not a problem, as these students will agree.

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Around the country, about 25% of college students double major. At Augustana, it’s much higher — 53.4% of the Class of 2020 had double or triple majors. What are the advantages?

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For Avery Pearl ’18, the study of political science and Africana studies means learning how to represent the underrepresented.

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Scoring a career goal

Patrick Conniff '17 coached a third division professional soccer club in the African nation of Ghana while using his Augie Choice grant ($2,000 given to every student to support study abroad, research or an internship).