Oct 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog

African and African-American Studies Major, BA


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Formally institutionalized in the American academy in the last half of the twentieth century, African and African American Studies is a vibrant and dynamic discipline that creates new knowledge about the world and human existence through the critical and comprehensive study of the peoples, cultures, and ideas of Africa and the African diaspora.  Students in this degree program explore and examine key intellectual figures, ideas, themes in the discipline, central disciplinary questions and debates, prominent theoretical and methodological frameworks used by scholars in the discipline, and forms of interdisciplinary scholarship that form and inform the production and reproduction of knowledge.  The goal of the program is to provide students at Winston-Salem State University with a broad and deep understanding of histories, cultures, and ideas of Africans and persons of African descent across space and time while advancing novel forms of interdisciplinary scholarship that contributes to the formation of new theories and methods for understanding the world and human experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate broad and deep understanding of histories, cultures, and ideas of Africans and persons of African descent across space and time
  • Demonstrate interdisciplinary scholarship that contributes to the formation of new theories and methods for understanding the world and human experience
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key intellectual figures, ideas, themes, central disciplinary questions and debates, prominent theoretical and methodological frameworks used by scholars in the discipline

Foundation Courses (3 SH)

AAS 1301   Introduction to Africana Studies

Breadth Courses (6 SH required)

AAS 2308   African World Cultures or

HIS 3341   Black American History to 1865 or

HIS 3342   Black American History from 1865 - Present or

HIS 3345   Modern African American Urban History

AAS 2310   Research Methods in Africana Studies

Depth Courses (18 SH)

Arts and Media

ART 2306   African American Art

AAS 2313   From Back State to Center Stage:  Black Female Play

MUS 3339   Afro American Music

PED 2116   African Dance

Culture and Identity

HIS 3332   Cultural Dimensions of the AFAM in Carribbean

HUM 2310  African American Culture

AAS 2311   Masculinity, Resitance Narratives…

AAS 2312   Afrocentric Wisdom and Values

AAS 2315   Black Female ID Through Time

IDS 4371   The American South in Popular Culture

REL 3316   Religion and Ethics

SPH 2345   Great African American Speeches of 20th - 21st Centuries

History and Theory

AAS 2303   African Political Thought

AAS 3306   Negritude and Afrocentricity

EDU 3343   Cultural Diversity

HIS 3352   The African Presence in Mexico

HIS 3353   The African Presence in the Americas

HIS 4355   African Experience in America

HIS 4356   Seminar in Afro-American History

POS 4356   Black Political Thought

SOC 3344   Sex, Gender and Feminist Thought

SOC 4364   Race and Culture

Literature and Language

ENG 1315   Black Speculative Literature of the 20th and 21st Centuries

ENG 3309   Post-Colonial Literature

ENG 3311   Studies in African American Literature

ENG 3344   African American Novel

ENG 3349   The Vernacular in African American Literature and Culture

ENG 3381   Black Writers in American Literature

ENG 4344   African American Cultural Texts: 1965 - Present

ENG 4328  African American Women Writers

FLS 3311   Yoruba Culture and Civilization in the Americas

POR 2305   Literature of Brazil and the Portuguese-Speaking World

POR 3311   Literature of Brazil and Portuguese Speaking Africa

POR 3312   Cultures of the Portuguese Speaking World

SPA 4338   Masterpieces of Afro-Hispanic Literature

SWA 1311   Elementary Swahili I

SWA 1312   Elementary Swahili II

Politics and Society

AAS 2302   Politics of Africa

AAS 4302   Race and Economics in the USA

EDU 2334   Education, Culture and Society

GEO 3311   Urban Georgraphy

JUS 3382   Class, Race, Gender and Justice

POS 3315   The Politics of South Africa

POS 3331   Civil Rights

POS 3371   Urban Politics

SOC 4311   Sociology of the African American

Science and Technology

BIO 1303   Scientific Ethics

BIO 1305   Human Heredity, Genetics and Society

HED 2306  Understanding Health Disparities in the U.S.

HIS 3351  History of Science

MAT 4304   History of Mathematics

PSY 2309   Cross-Cultural Psychology

PSY 3312   Introduction to Black Psychology

Capstone

AAS 4324   Senior Seminar in Africana and African American Studies

Minor in African and African American Studies - 6 courses

  • AAS 1301    An Introduction to Africana Studies
  • AAS 2310    Research Methods in African and African American Studies or
    • ENG 4355   Literary Criticism or
    • HIS 3316    Historiography or
    • IDS 4370    Research in Interdisciplinary Studies or
    • POS 3349    Methodological Behavior Foundations in Political Science or
    • PSY 3317  Research Methods in Psychology
  • 4 additional courses at the 3000 and 4000 level

 

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