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Courses & Curriculum


Core Courses

  • AAF 201 - Introduction to African American Studies
  • AAF 202 - Introduction to the Culture of the Diaspora

History and Politics 6-9 units

  • AAF 290/WMS351A - African American Women: Service, Community, and Self
  • AAF 380 - Civil Rights Movement
  • AAF 300G - Blacks in Providence in the 20th Century
  • AAF 300M - Social Movements in the Diaspora
  • AAF 372 - Afro-Americans and the Legal System
  • AAF 415 - Dynamics of Social Change in the Caribbean
  • AAF/HIS 150 - Introduction to African American History
  • AAF 300A/HIS393M - Contemporary African-American Political Thought
  • AAF 300B/HIS393L - Black Urban History
  • AAF 300C/HIS 393E - History of Black Women Artists
  • AAF 300D - Nonviolence: Theories & Strategies of Organization and Mobilization
  • AAF 300I/HIS393I - Black Women in the US: Colonial Times to the Present
  • AAF 300K - Comparative Political Development in Africa
  • AAF/HIS 366 - Black Political Thought, Civil Rights/Black Power Age
  • AAF 300W/HIS393Q - African-American Reconstruction to the Present
  • AAF 300Z/HIS 393Z - Black Popular Culture in the Urban Terrain
  • AAF/HIS 359 - History of Slavery in America
  • AAF/HIS 388 - History of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • AAF/PSC 408 - African Governments and Politics
  • AAF/PSC 410 - Issues in African Development
  • AAF/PSC 466 - Urban Problems

Arts and Humanities 6-9 units

  • AAF/ARH 330 - African-American Artist in Context I
  • AAF/ARH 331 - African-American Artist in Context II
  • AAF/ENG247 - Introduction to Literature of the Diaspora
  • AAF/ENG 248 - Afro-American Literature: 1900-Present
  • AAF 352 - Afro-American Images in Film
  • AAF/ENG 360 - African Folk Life
  • AAF/ENG 362 - African-American Literature Genres
  • AAF/ENG 363 - Afro-American Fiction
  • AAF/ENG 364 - Contemporary African Literature
  • AAF/ENG 474 - Literature of the African Diaspora

Social and Behavioral Science 6-9 units

  • AAF 300P- Conditions of Community Service
  • AAF/COM 310A - Race and Media
  • AAF/COM 333 - Oral Performance of African-American Literature
  • AAF/COM 350 - African-American Oral Tradition
  • AAF/COM 461 - Race, Politics, and Media
  • AAF/PSY 399 - Introduction to Multicultural Psychology
  • AAF 390 Directed Study or Research - (Permission of director by override only)
  • AAF 498 - Senior Seminar

Additional courses that may be taken but are not cross-listed include:

  • SOC 240 - Minority and Majority Relations
  • SOC 318 - Social Movements and Social Change
  • SOC 240 - Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 336 - Social Inequality
  • SOC 428 - Institutional Racism
  • PSY 479I - Contemporary Problems/Seminar in Non-Violence

Online Courses

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