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Undergraduate Courses


African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies

AAAD 052
First-Year Seminar: Kings, Presidents, and Generals: Africa's Bumpy Road to Democracy
Instructor: Selassie, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
An introduction to Africa's modern history and politics with a special focus on types of leadership involved in governmental institutions.

AAAD 089
First Year Seminar
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Special topics course: content will vary each semester.

AAAD 101
Introduction to Africa
Instructor: B. Anderson, M. Lambert, M. Lee, Nzongola, Pier, Sahle, Seck, Selassie, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Introduction to the study of the African continent, its peoples, history, and contemporary problems of development in a globalized world, including a survey of the African past, society and culture, and contemporary political, economic, and social issues.

AAAD 130
Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies
Instructor: B. Anderson
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
The course tracks the contours of life, societies, cultures, and history in the Atlantic African Diaspora from origins in Atlantic Africa to the present. Emphasis on forces that have created African American and African Diaspora peoples in North America, South America, and the Caribbean.

AAAD 200
Gender and Sexuality in Africa
Instructor: Boyd, Fhunsu, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
(WMST 200) Introduction to the study of gender and sexuality in African societies. Theoretical questions relating to the cross-cultural study of gender will be a primary focus. Topics include historical perspectives on the study of kinship and family in Africa and the impact of colonialism and other forms of social change.

AAAD 201
The Literature of Africa
Instructor: Fhunsu, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
An introduction to African literature. In addition to substantive themes, we will identify major stylistic characteristics of modern African literature with particular attention to the ways in which African language, literature, and traditional values have affected modern writing.

AAAD 210
African Belief Systems: Religion and Philosophy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Instructor: Boyd, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. The relationship between religion and society in sub-Saharan Africa is explored through ethnographic and historical readings. The Nilotic, Bantu, and West African religious traditions are examined in detail.

AAAD 211
African Art and Culture
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Introduction to the plastic arts of sub-Saharan Africa through study of their relationship to the human values, institutions, and modes of aesthetic expression of select traditional and modern African societies.

AAAD 212
Africa in the Global System
Instructor: M. Lee, Nzongola, Sahle, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. A seminar that critically examines the historical and theoretical basis of the state’s centrality in economic development in African countries. Relevant case studies drawn from sub-Saharan Africa.

AAAD 214
Ethnography of Africa
Instructor: M. Lambert, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
By examining ethnographic texts, students will learn about topics in African studies such as systems of thought, aesthetics, the economy, politics, social organization, identity, and the politics of representation.

AAAD 286
The African Diaspora in the Colonial Americas, 1450-1800
Instructor: B. Anderson
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Explores the experiences of Africans in European colonies in locations such as colonial Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean, and mainland North America. Lecture and discussion format. The major themes of inquiry include labor, law, gender, culture, and resistance, exploring differing experiences based on gender, location, and religion.

AAAD 290
Topics in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Instructor: M. Lee, Nzongola, Pier, B. Anderson, Seck
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Subject matter will vary by instructor. Course description available from department office.

AAAD 300
Cultures of Health and Healing in Africa
Instructor: Boyd, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course explores contemporary economic, political, and social factors influencing the health and welfare of African peoples. Emphasis is placed on understanding the cultural perspectives that shape non-Western experiences of health, disease, and notions of spiritual and physical well-being. Readings draw from the fields of anthropology, history, and public health.

AAAD 301
Contemporary China-Africa Relations
Instructor: M. Lee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
The course examines the contemporary relationship between China and Africa. This includes China and Africa’s history; China’s economic, trade, strategic, and foreign policy towards Africa; as well as the relationship between China and the Africans who live and work there.

AAAD 307
21st Century Scramble for Africa
Instructor: M. Lee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. Examines the 21st-century global competition for African resources and compares it to the 19th-century “scramble for Africa.” Major actors include the European Union, the United States, and China.

AAAD 315
Political Protest and Conflict in Africa
Instructor: M. Lambert, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. This course surveys contemporary forms of political conflict and protest in Africa. The nature, causes, and consequences of these conflicts will be examined.

AAAD 316
Policy Problems in Africa
Instructor: Selassie, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. A course on policy making in African states concerning development and/or other issues.

AAAD 318
Politics of Cultural Production in Africa
Instructor: Pier, Sahle, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Explores the role that the cultural realm plays in legitimizing, reproducing, resisting, and uncovering dominant structures of power in Africa.

AAAD 320
Music of Africa
Instructor: Pier, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
An introduction to African music new and old, focusing on the continent’s distinctive techniques and concepts, and on its musical interactions with the rest of the world. The politics of music making in various historical settings will be explored. Prior musical experience is helpful, but not required.

AAAD 386
Comparative Studies in Culture, Gender and Global Forces
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
(WMST 386) Prerequisites, AAAD 101 and 130. Examines participatory development theory and practice in Africa and the United States in the context of other intervention strategies and with special attention to culture and gender.

AAAD 387
HIV/AIDS in Africa and the Diaspora
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
This course explores the history and contemporary politics of HIV/AIDS in African communities and across the Diaspora. The differing trajectories of the epidemic on the continent, in the West, and in the Caribbean and Latin America will be explored.

AAAD 396
Independent Study
Instructor: Nzongola, Staff
Credit Hours: 1-6    100% Africa Content
Permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Independent study projects defined by student and faculty advisor. Majors only.

AAAD 400
The Challenges of Democratic Governance in Africa
Instructor: Nzongola, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. An in-depth examination of trends and theories on democratic governance since the end of the Cold War, together with the implications of these trends and theories for Africa.

AAAD 401
Ghanaian Society and Culture
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course examines the societies, cultures, and history of Ghana. Emphasis on the many forces converging to shape the lives of West African peoples, with a focus on Ghana. This course also offers opportunities to assess issues arising from Ghana’s role in the slave trade to its postcolonial condition.

AAAD 402
African Media and Film: History and Practice
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course explores forms of filmic and photographic representation of and by Africans. An introduction to key concepts in social theory and their application to the field of media studies and ethnography is a primary focus.

AAAD 412
Regional Seminar in African Studies
Instructor: M. Lambert, Nzongola, Selassie, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. Seminar focuses on history, politics, and economic development challenges of a single region or major country of the African continent, with emphasis on contemporary issues. Region, country, and topics vary by semester and instructor.

AAAD 414
Senegalese Society and Culture
Instructor: Seck, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course provides an overview of Senegalese culture through movies, literary works, and scholarly books and articles. The course examines the geography, population, ethnic composition, thoughts and religious beliefs, arts and music, polygamy, status of women, and the impact of the tariqas or Sufi orders on people's daily lives.

AAAD 419
African Studies Colloquium
Instructor: Nzongola, Sahle, Selassie, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. This course will equip students to analyze critically cutting-edge issues concerning Africa today through readings, lectures, and research. For junior/senior majors and students with interest in Africa.

AAAD 421
Introduction to the Languages of Africa
Instructor: Fhunsu, Seck, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course is an introduction to the languages of Africa. No linguistics background is required. Topics include classification, characteristic linguistic features of Africans languages, and their role in their respective societies.

AAAD 485
Black Atlantic Crosscurrents
Instructor: Selassie, Fhunsu, Sahle, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
This course explores theoretical issues concerning historical, cultural, sociopolitical, and intellectual formations, connections, and movements between Africa and its Atlantic diaspora.

AAAD 487
Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies
Instructor: M. Lambert, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
Prerequisite AAAD 101 and 130. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. In this seminar students will examine primary documents of engaged scholarship written by Africans and peoples of African descent in the Americas, Europe and elsewhere in the African Diaspora.

AAAD 498
Human Rights, Constitutions, and Public Policy
Instructor: Sahle, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, AAAD 101. Focusing on major debates in the disciplines of philosophy, political science, and law, this course explores the role of human rights and constitutional frameworks in public policy formation and struggles for equality in selected countries in Africa and the African Diaspora.

AAAD 691H
Honors Research I
Instructor: Sahle, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Permission of the department. Beginning of mentored research on an honors thesis. Required of all candidates for graduation with honors in African, African American, and Diaspora studies.

AAAD 692H
Honors Research II
Instructor: Sahle, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Permission of the department. Completion of an honors thesis under the direction of a member of the faculty. Required of all candidates for graduation with honors in African, African American, and Diaspora studies.


Anthropology

ANTH 102
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Instructor: V. Lambert, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    35% Africa Content
An introduction to non-Western cultures studied by anthropologists. Includes an in-depth focus on the cultural and social systems of several groups.

ANTH 123
Habitat and Humanity
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Cross-cultural survey of building and landscape architecture, including prehistoric dwellings, and sacred structures such as shrines and temples. Emphasis on architecture as symbolic form and cultural meaning.

ANTH 142
Local Cultures, Global Forces
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Globalization as a cultural and economic phenomenon, emphasizing the historical development of the current world situation and the impact of increasing global interconnection on local cultural traditions.

ANTH 145
Introduction to World Prehistory
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Introduction to world prehistory and archaeological methods. Examines the development of human society from the emergency of modern human beings 100,000 years ago through the formation of ancient civilizations.

ANTH 146
The Nature of Moral Consciousness: A Course in General Anthropology
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Introduction to world prehistory and archaeological methods. Examines the development of human society from the emergency of modern human beings 100,000 years ago through the formation of ancient civilizations.

ANTH 147
Comparative Healing Systems
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
In this course we compare a variety of healing beliefs and practices so that students may gain a better understanding of their own society, culture and medical system.

ANTH 151
Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Anthropological perspectives on foodways. This course examines the biological basis of human diets as well as the historical and cultural contexts of food production, preparation, presentation, and consumption.

ANTH 226
The Peoples of Africa
Instructor: Daniels, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Introductory ethnographic survey emphasizing (a) diversity of kinship systems, economies, polities, religious beliefs, etc., (b) transformations during colonial era (c) political and economic challenges of independent nations. Lectures, films, recitation.

ANTH 238
Human Ecology of Africa
Instructor: West, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Survey of livelihood systems of Africa from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH 280
Anthropology of War and Peace
Instructor: Redfield, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(PWAD 280/080) Cross-cultural perspectives on war in its relation to society, including Western and non-Western examples. Surveys political, economic, and cultural approaches to warfare and peacemaking.

ANTH 306
Water and Inequality
Instructor: V. Lambert
Credit Hours: 3    35% Africa Content
The primary goal of this course is to foster an appreciation of the tremendous role of water in shaping human experience, including the ways water shapes where people live, constrains what they do (especially what they produce), and plays a major role in the institutionalization of social, political, and economic inequalities. We will read and evaluate ethnographic works for the extent to which they provide insights into the rules, institutions and practices that govern water use, shape water politics, produce the unequal distribution of water locally and regionally, and create or reinforce new and existing social inequalities.

ANTH 319
Global Health
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This class explores some of the historical, biological, economic, medical, and social issues surrounding globalization and health consequences.

ANTH 320
Anthropology of Development
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Critical exploration of current debates in the anthropology of Third World development, the production of global inequality, and the construction of parts of the world as underdeveloped through discourses and practices of development.

ANTH 334
Art, Myth, and Nature: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(FOLK 334/134) Cross-cultural study of form, image, and meaning in painting, drawing, and sculpture. Emphasis on the interrelationship of religion and art in selected prehistoric and contemporary sociocultural traditions.

ANTH 422
Anthropology and Human Rights
Instructor: Redfield, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
An examination of human rights issues from an anthropological perspective, addressing the historical formation of rights, their cross-cultural contest and the emergence of humanitarian and human rights organizations on a global scale.

ANTH 440
Gender and Culture
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(WMST 440/140) Cross-cultural comparison of gender roles through the life of a person, comparison to student's own experiences. Discussion of changing sex and gender roles through history in different cultures.

ANTH 441
The Anthropology of Gender, Health, and Illness
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(WMST 441/141) The course explores cultural beliefs, practices and social conditions that influence health and sickness of women and men from a cross-cultural perspective.

ANTH 454
The Archaeology of African Diasporas
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Consult Instructor for% Africa Content
Considers how archaeological evidence is used to understand the movement of Africans and their descendants across the globe, with an emphasis on the transformation of societies on the African continent and in the Americas.

ANTH 626
African Cultural Dynamics
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
In-depth reading of several books and articles that consider the interaction between indigenous African traditions and intrusive colonial and post-colonial forces. Emphasis on class discussion. Short papers and individual projects.


Arabic

ARAB 150
Introduction to Arab Culture
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Introduction to the culture of the Arab world and of the Arabs in diasporas: art, literature, film, music, dance, food, history, religion, folklore, etc.

ARAB 433
Medieval Arabic Literature in Translation
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Contact Instructor for % Africa Content
Introduction to the main literary themes and genres from the pre-Islamic era to the early 16th century; course will include discussion of Andalusian literature.

ARAB 434
Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
Instructor: Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Course treats a variety of themes and genres of Arabic literature from the mid-20th century to the present.

ARAB 453
Film, Nation, and Identity in the Arab World
Instructor: Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    60% Africa Content
Introduction to history of Arab cinema from 1920s to present. Covers film industries in various regions of the Arab world and transnational Arab film. All materials and discussion in English.


Art

ARTH 154
Introduction to Art and Architecture of Islamic Lands
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
(ASIA 154) This course introduces the arts of the Islamic lands from the seventh-century rise of the Umayyad dynasty of Syria to the 16th-century expansion of the ottoman empire.

ARTH 155
African Art Survey
Instructor: Magee, Rovine, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
A selective survey of sub-Saharan African art (sculpture, painting, architecture, performance, personal decoration) in myriad social contexts (ceremony, politics, royalty, domestic arenas, cross-cultural exchanges, colonialism, post-colonialism, the international art world).

ARTH 255
African Art and Culture
Instructor: Magee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course explores the art and culture of sub-Saharan Africa on the levels of both production and consumption both locally and globally.

ARTH 290
Topics in Art History
Instructor: G. Anderson
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Prerequisite, intermediate level art history or permission of the instructor. Anderson's section is titled: Islamic Art in the Age of the Caliphs.

ARTH 353
African Masquerade and Ritual
Instructor: Magee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
(AAAD 319, ANTH 343) Prerequisites AFRI 101, ANTH 102 or 120, and ART 155. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Explores ideas of and contexts for select sub-Saharan African rituals/masquerades. Examines how people use objects in establishing and mediating relationships with one another, ancestors, and the spiritual world.

ARTH 450
The City as Monument: Cities and Society in the Medieval Islamic lands
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This course explores the development, urban forms, and social structures of some of the major cities of the medieval Islamic lands. We will consider the transformation of antique cities such as Jerusalem, Damascus, and Cordoba and the foundation of new cities of the "classical" Islamic period such as Baghdad, Samarra, and Fez.

ARTH 453
Africa in the American Imagination
Instructor: Magee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
Prerequisite, art history or permission of the instructor. Examines the ways African art appears in United States popular culture (advertisements, magazines, toys, films, art) to generate meanings about Africa. Addresses intersecting issues of nationalism, multiculturalism, imperialism, nostalgia, race.

ARTH 458
Islamic Palaces, Gardens and Court Culture
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Contact Instructor for % Africa Content
Prerequisite, ART 154 or permission of instructor. This course focuses on palaces, gardens and court cultures beginning with the eighth-century Umayyad period and ending with the 16th-century reigns of the Mughal, Safavid and Ottoman dynasties.

ARTH 488
Contemporary African Art
Instructor: Magee, Rovine, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
(AAAD 405) Prerequisite, ART 152 or 155 or permission of the instructor. Examines modern and contemporary African art (1940s to the present) for Africans on the continent and abroad. Examines tradition, cultural heritage, colonialism, postcolonialism, local versus global, nationalism, gender, identity, diaspora

ARTH 561
Art of Medieval Islamic Spain and North Africa
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(ASIA 561) Prerequisite, ART 154 or permission of the instructor. This course introduces the art and architecture of medieval Islamic Spain and North Africa between the eighth and 16th centuries.


Asian Studies

ASIA 435
The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
This course explores the social, cultural, political, and economic contexts in which films are made and exhibited and focuses on shared intra-regional cinematic trends pertaining to discourse, aesthetics, and production.

ASIA 451
Orientalist Fantasies and Discourses on the Other
Instructor: Amer, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(FREN 451) This interdisciplinary course (literature, film, painting, music) examines the Eastern and Western encounters with and discourses on the other from the 18th century to the present.


Biology

BIOL 062
First Year Seminar: Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Biology of Infectious Disease in the Developing World
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
We will explore the challenges of treating infectious disease in the developing world, and examine how Partners in Health and other entrepreneurial non-profit groups are meeting this challenge. Restricted to first-year students. In this course we will examine the challenges of treating infectious disease in the developing world, and explore the root causes of global health care inequities.

BIOL 402
Infectious Disease in the Developing World
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Prerequisites: Biol 202; Biol 205, We will explore the challenges of infectious disease in the developing world, focusing on tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria. We will also examine the economics of different approaches to health care.


Business

BUSI 206
Business in Africa
Instructor: Christensen, Staff
Credit Hours: Variable    100% Africa Content
Summer Study Abroad in Kenya.

BUSI 513
Innovationand Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies
Instructor: Christensen
Credit Hours: 1.5    50% Africa Content
Covers innovative private sector approaches to alleviating poverty around the world.

BUSI 515
Social Entrepreneurship through Microfinance
Instructor: Christensen
Credit Hours: 1.5    50% Africa Content
Analyzes the role of microcredit/microfinance in global sustainable development. Students will be creating, organizing, and facilitating a sustainable microfinance initiative of their own design.

BUSI 611
International Development
Instructor:
Credit Hours: 1.5    Contact Instructor for % Africa Content
Examines global poverty from the proposition that nations are poor because their markets do not work. Issues include doing business in an emerging economy and policies to reduce global poverty.


City and Regional Planning

PLAN 685
Water and Sanitation Planning and Policy in Lesser Developed Countries
Instructor: Whittington, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(ENVR 685/286) Permission of the instructor. Seminar on policy and planning approaches for providing improved community water and sanitation services in developing countries. Topics include the choice of appropriate technology and level of service, pricing, metering, and connection charges; cost recovery and targeting subsidies to the poor; water venting; community participation in the management and operation of water systems; and rent-seeking behavior in the provision of water supplies.


Communication Studies

COMM 625
Communication and Nonprofits in the Global Context
Instructor: Dempsey
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Introduces students to the opportunities, challenges, and rewards of participation within the nonprofit/NGO sector. The course also equips students with the skills needed to design and conduct engaged scholarship.


Dramatic Art

DRAM 298
African Women in Theater
Instructor: Perkins, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course will examine the lives and the theatrical contributions of African women through published and unpublished materials, production recordings, and interviews. Through understanding the diverse cultures of the continent, theatre is seen as entertainment and as a tool for effecting social change and healing.

DRAM 475
Costume History: Africa, Asia, and Arabia
Instructor: Owen, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
A survey of the traditional costume forms on the African Continent, in Asia (China, Japan, India), and on the Arabian Peninsula.


Ecology

ECOL 567
Ecological Analysis and Application
Instructor: West, Persha
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(ENST 567) Explores the ways in which human-environmental systems interact, and the policy implications of managing ecosystems. (Available to undergraduates as ENST 567)


Economics

ECON 360
Survey of International and Development Economics
Instructor: Conway, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
An introduction to basic economic concepts critical to understanding issues of economic development and international economics, particularly as they relate to contemporary policy issues facing both developing and industrialized countries.

ECON 460
International Economics
Instructor: Conway, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(EURO 460, PWAD 460) Prerequisite, ECON 310 or 410. An introduction to international trade, the balance of payments, and related issues of foreign economic policy.

ECON 560
Advanced International Economics
Instructor: Conway, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Prerequisite, ECON 460. Analysis and interpretation of selected problems and policy issues. Content varies, but attention is given to such topics as trade barriers, trade patterns, floating exchange rates, and international monetary policy.


Education

EDUC 505
Leadership in Educational/Nonprofit Settings
Instructor: Veitch
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Introduces students to a research-based, highly practical understanding of leadership frames/styles prominent in educational/nonprofit organizations. Emphasizes continued student engagement with various leadership models and principles.

EDUC 526
Ethics and Education: From Global Problems to Classroom Dilemmas
Instructor: Gulledge
Credit Hours: 3    25%% Africa Content
Among the topics examined are ethical implications of democratic schooling for a democratic society, educators as moral agents, and education as an institution with incumbent responsibilities. Students explore the explicit and implied ethics of education and schooling as they relate to policy makers, educators, and citizens concerned about social justice.


Environmental Sciences

ENVR 471
Global Water Sanitation and Hygiene
Instructor: Bartram
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Required preparation, coursework in chemistry, biology, epidemiology and statistics including infectious and toxic hazards, disease causation and environmental transmission. Graduate and advanced undergraduates. Interventions and health impacts of water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH), including those on different populations and applications in different settings. Three lecture and recitation hours per week.


Environmental Studies

ENST 204
Environmental Seminar
Instructor: Cooke
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Cooke's sections: 1) Community Based Conservation and 2) Environmental Film Seminar.

ENST 225
Water Resource Management and Human Rights
Instructor: Gangi, Cooke
Credit Hours: 3-4    25% Africa Content
Explores logistical, political, social, and economic challenges in supplying every human with adequate access to clean water, the most basic human right.

ENST 266
Contemporary Africa: Issues in Health, Population, and the Environment
Instructor: Cooke, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
A seminar that introduces students to non-Western perspectives and comparative study of ecological, social, and economic factors that influence the welfare of contemporary African communities. Examination of famine, population growth, and health issues within the context of African cultural and social systems.

ENST 370
Agriculture and the Environment
Instructor: Cooke
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Introduction to the ecology of agricultural practices and the impact of food production on the environment. Particular attention will be paid to the constraints on agriculture which must be overcome to feed the planet’s growing population.

ENST 490
Special Topics in Environmental Science and Studies
Instructor: Cooke, Jagger, Gangi
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Cooke's current section is titled - Community Based Natural Resource Management. Cooke's previous section - The Conservation and Ecology of African Savannas. Jagger section is crosslisted with PLCY 475 Political Economy of Food. Gangi section.


Epidemiololgy

EPID 690
Problems in Epidemiology
Instructor: Weir
Credit Hours: 1-6    30% Africa Content
A course for students who wish to make an intensive study of some special problems in epidemiology. Weir -Section Title: HIV in Developing Countries.


French

FREN 260
Introduction to French Literature
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Prerequisite, FREN 204, 212, or 402. Skills for further literary studies through French poetry, theater, and prose from Renaissance to the present. Lectures, discussions, and written assignments.

FREN 375
Francophone Studies
Instructor: Antle, Fisher, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    45% Africa Content
Prerequisites, FREN 260 and 300. Readings in francophone literatures from literary and cultural perspectives. Areas of study may vary (African, Canadian, European, etc.).

FREN 380
French & Francophone Drama
Instructor: Antle, Fisher, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    45% Africa Content
Prerequisites, FREN 300 and 370, 371, or 372. French-language theater. Specific topics to be announced in advance by the instructor.

FREN 381
French & Francophone Poetry
Instructor: Antle, Fisher, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    45% Africa Content
Prerequisites, FREN 300 and 370, 371, or 372. Specific topics to be announced in advance by the instructor.

FREN 382
French & Francophone Prose
Instructor: Antle, Fisher, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    45% Africa Content
Prerequisites, FREN 300 and 370, 371, or 372. Specific selections announced in advance by the instructor.

FREN 505
African Francophone Cinema
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, FREN 300. Study of the production of films from francophone sub-Saharan and North African communities.

FREN 615
Readings in Francophone Literature
Instructor: Fisher, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    65% Africa Content
Evolution of francophone literature from a literary and cultural perspective (Maghreb, Africa, Caribbean Islands, and Canada).


Geography

GEOG 056
First-Year Seminar: Local Places in a Globalizing World
Instructor: Cravey, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
An examination of the relationship between globalization and localization in order to think about how we, as individuals and groups, can make a difference in the world.

GEOG 130
Geographical Issues in the Developing World
Instructor: Cravey, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
Population and ecological aspects of problems in the urban, industrial, and agricultural development of developing nations from a geographical perspective.

GEOG 268
Geography of Africa
Instructor: Persha, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    90% Africa Content
Primary emphasis on the dynamic spatial organization of Africa south of the Sahara. Individual countries will be studied in view of their geographic characteristics and problems.

GEOG 434
Cultural Ecology of Agriculture, Urbanization, and Disease
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Examines the role of the interactions of cultures, environments, and human diseases in the quest for sustainable agriculture by examining the cultural ecology of agriculture systems and their human diseases.

GEOG 445
Medical Geography
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    40% Africa Content
The human ecology of health is studied by analyzing the cultural/environmental interactions that lie behind world patterns of disease distribution, diffusion, and treatment, and the ways these are being altered by development.

GEOG 452
Mobile Geographies: The Political Economy of Migration
Instructor: Cravey
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
This course explores the contemporary experience of migrants. Various theoretical approaches are introduced, with the emphasis on a political economic approach.


Germanic Languages

GERM 252
South Africa in Literary Perspective
Instructor: Roberge, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Course aims at an understanding of the South African experience as represented by that country’s important writers. Readings include works by Gordimer, Coetzee, Mphahlele, Breytenbach, Fugard, Ndebele, Paton, la Guma. All materials in English.


Global Studies

GLBL 405
Comparative Political Economics of Development
Instructor: Sahle
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Political, economic dynamics of selected countries in Asia, Latin America, Caribbean, and Africa.


Health Policy and Management

HPM 496
Readings in Health Policy and Management
Instructor: Bennett
Credit Hours: 1-6    30% Africa Content
Section: Critical Global Health Issues

HPM 660
International and Comparative Health Systems
Instructor: Harris, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Methods of comparing health systems, examinations of related national health systems, and analysis of related high prevalence health issues.


History

HIST 062
First Year Seminar: Nations, Borders, and Identities
Instructor: Shields
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This seminar will explore the ways people have identified themselves in relation to specific places, nation-states, and foreign 'others.' Examples may include the Kurdish nationalists, Islamist political parties, the Eritrean independence movement, and the Basque separatists.

HIST 067
First-Year Seminar: Life Histories from 20th-Century South Africa
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This seminar introduces students to the history of 20th-century South Africa, including the rise and fall of apartheid, from the perspective of individual life histories.

HIST 083
First Year Seminar: African History through Popular Music
Instructor: Lindsay
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Examines popular music as a way of understanding African history from the 1930s to the present. We will read background materials on African historical developments and musical styles, do a lot of listening, and try to learn what African musicians tell us about their societies.

HIST 130
Africa in the Twentieth Century: Transformations in Culture and Power
Instructor: Lindsay, Owre (online section), Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Using fiction, film, primary sources, and scholarly work, this course provides an overview of the major issues in twentieth-century African history. Topics include colonialism and neo-colonialism, social change, gender, and ethnicity.

HIST 138
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Instructor: Shields, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(ASIA 138/036) A broad, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary introduction to the traditional civilization of the Muslim world.

HIST 139
Later Islamic Civilization and the Modern Muslim World
Instructor: Shields, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
(ASIA 139/037) A broad interdisciplinary survey of the later Islamic empires since the 15th century and their successor societies in the modern Muslim world.

HIST 174H
Honors Seminar in African, Asian, and Middle Eastern History
Instructor: Lindsay
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Examines selected themes in the history of Africa, Asia, and/or the Middle East. Theme(s) chosen by the instructor. Possible subjects: colonialism, resistance movements, religion, gender, economic transformations.

HIST 202
Borders and Crossings
Instructor: Shields, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This course will examine how collective identities have been created, codified, and enforced; and will explore possibilities for building bridges between groups in order to resolve conflicts.

HIST 276
Modern Middle East
Instructor: Shields, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(ASIA 276) This course introduces students to the recent history of the Middle East, including a comparison of the Middle East to the United States.

HIST 278
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Instructor: Lindsay, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
Slavery in select African communities, economic and political foundations of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and its impact on African and New World societies.

HIST 279
Modern South Africa
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course covers the modern history of South Africa, from the mineral revolution of the late nineteenth century to the fall of apartheid in 1994.

HIST 292
Special Topics in History
Instructor: Owre
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Owre's Section is titled: France and Sub-Saharan Africa.

HIST 292H
Honors Special Topics in History
Instructor: Lindsay
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Lindsay's section: The U.S. and Africa.

HIST 379
Race, Segregation, and Political Protest in South Africa and the U.S.
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
This course explores the origins, consolidation, and unmaking of segregationist social orders in the American South and South Africa from the colonial era up to the 20th century.

HIST 393
Undergraduate Seminar in History (Third World/Non-Western)
Instructor: Lindsay
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, permission to register from the undergraduate secretary in HM 556; the course is in general limited to fifteen students. The subject matter will vary with the instructor. Each course will concern itself with a study in depth of some problem in Third World/non-Western history. Lindsay's section is titled: Africa Since 1940.

HIST 490
Special Topics in History
Instructor: Owre
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Owre's section: France and Algeria, 1830-1962.

HIST 534
The African Diaspora
Instructor: Lindsay, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
A comparative examination of the movements, experiences, and contributions of Africans and people of African decent from the period of the Atlantic slave trade to the present.

HIST 535
Women and Gender in African History
Instructor: Burrill, Lindsay, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Analysis of historical transformations in Africa and their effects on women's lives and gender relations. Particular themes include precolonial societies, colonialism, religious change, urban labor, nationalism, and sexuality.


Honors

HNRS VAR
Honors Study Abroad - Cape Town
Instructor: M. Lee, Gulledge
Credit Hours: 12    100% Africa Content
Honors Study Abroad - Cape Town - Fall semesters, ongoing. Students can take regular or School of Ed. track. All students receive credit for: After Reconciliation: Human Rights in Post-Conflict South Africa; and Contemp. Southern Africa; Ed. students also receive credit for Intro to Teaching, Planning for Teaching, and Internship in Teaching; Other students receive addl credits for Practicum/Indep Study in African Studies.

HNRS VAR
Burch Field Research Seminar in Rwanda
Instructor: Lefebvre
Credit Hours: 6    100% Africa Content
Burch Field Research Seminar in Rwanda- Students receive credit for: Culture, History, and Challenges of Rwanda; and Rwanda- Human Rights and International Law.


Information and Library Science

INLS 490
Selected Topics
Instructor: Missen
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
Missen’s section (204): The Last Mile: Information Access for Underserved Populations. Investigates the special challenges of providing information services to marginalized populations in an increasingly digital world. Examination of the economic, political, and infrastructural barriers as well as innovative efforts to deliver digital information to the bulk of the world’s people who cannot afford conventional technologies.


Law

LAW 457
African Law and Development
Instructor: Kelley
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course will critically examine the so-called Law and Development Movement, particularly as it has played out across the African Continent. The course will assess law and development in Africa from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on legal texts such as state constitutions and statutes, and upon readings in History, Anthropology, and Political Science. The inquiry will include several case studies of recent law reform efforts in specific African countries.


Linguistics

LING 542
Pidgins and Creoles
Instructor: Roberge
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(ANTH 542/192) LING 101 recommended for undergraduates. Examination of the linguistic features of pidgin and creole languages, the sociohistorical context of their development, and their import for current theoretical issues (acquisition, universals, language change).


Maternal and Child Health

MHCH 680
Global Sexual and Reproductive Health
Instructor: Bennett, Staff
Credit Hours: 1    25% Africa Content
Featuring international experts from UNC-Chapel Hill and Triangle-based nongovernmental organizations, this course will offer a series of lectures, panel discussions, and debates to inform students' critical thinking on key public health issues in global sexual and reproductive health.


Music

MUSC 089
FYS: Making and Marketing Music in the Digital Age
Instructor: Ndaliko
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Explores critical issues of audio and visual representation in Africa through collaborative projects with local artists and with the Yole!Africa cultural center in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. During the course of the term, students will learn about the history of audio visual representation in the colonial context in order to tease out the implications of the current digital ‘boom.’ In addition to theoretical issues, students will also participate in conceptualizing, creating, and launching a U.S. based 501©3 that functions cooperatively with Yole!Africa Congo and Yole!Africa Uganda. This project will teach students to navigate legal aspects of non-profit arts organizations, generate creative web design and content, produce press and media materials, and create audio and visual promotional materials.

MUSC 146
Introduction to World Musics
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
The study of music in and as culture. Topics may include the performance cultures of Native America, south Asia, Australia, Africa, east Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas. May count as elective credit beyond the core for music majors.


Political Science

POLI 067
First Year Seminar: Designing Democracy in Africa
Instructor: Reynolds
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Introducing the study of using political institutions as levers of conflict management in ethnically plural, postconflict national states.

POLI 131
Political Change and Modernization
Instructor: Reynolds, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
An overview of politics and government in the Third World, emphasizing characteristics, problems, and solutions (successful and otherwise) common to nations making the attempt to modernize.

POLI 431
African Politics and Society
Instructor: Reynolds, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, POLI 131 or 241, or AFRI 101. Comparative analysis of state-society relations in selected postcolonial African countries.

POLI 449
Human Rights and International Criminal Law
Instructor: Lefebvre, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    70% Africa Content
(HNRS 354) This course examines international efforts to punish genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The evolution of international criminal law, jurisdiction, remedies, problems, alternatives, and recent case studies is included. Cross listing refers to credit received when taking the course as part of the Burch Field Research Seminar: Rwanda and The Hague.

POLI 452
Africa and International Conflict
Instructor: Bapat
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
(PWAD 490) A detailed examination of Africa, international conflict and security issues. These include the initial European colonial intervention, the wars of independence, the Cold War and the use of proxies, the insurgencies of the 1990s and 2000s, the African World War, the Sudanese War, and the war on terrorism in numerous states.


Portuguese

PORT 385
Lusophone Africa in Literature: Discovery to the Present
Instructor: Vernon, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
The literature of colonial, revolutionary, and post-colonial Luso-Africa (Guinea Bissau, Angola, São Tomé e Principe, and Mozambique). The course begins with literature from the period of the Portuguese discovery of the lands of their African colonies and quickly moves into the 20th century when Luso-African literature became a representation of repression, a call to revolution, a reflection of the horrors of war, and finally an expression of a very complex identity.

PORT 388
Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identities in Film
Instructor: Rector
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Study of the literary and cultural film production of the Portuguese-speaking world on three continents. Films in Portuguese with English subtitles.


Public Health

PUBH 420
AIDS: Principles and Policy
Instructor: Strauss, Staff
Credit Hours: 1    25% Africa Content
Elective course jointly given by the Schools of Dentistry, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine, designed to provide a multifaceted understanding of social, clinical, and biological aspects of the AIDS epidemic.

PUBH 500
Global Health Discussion Series
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: .5    40% Africa Content
Provides opportunities for students to get to know each other through an exchange and discussion. Exchange points of view with globally-experienced faculty at UNC.

PUBH 510
Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health
Instructor: Bentley, Van Vliet, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    40% Africa Content
This course explores contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in global health through an interdisciplinary perspective. It examines the tapestry of social, economic, political, and environmental factors that affect global health, and will cover the major determinants of, and responses to, poverty and health in developing countries.


Public Policy

PLCY 475
The Political Economy of Food
Instructor: Jagger
Credit Hours: 3    35% Africa Content
(ENST 490, Jagger section) This course examines the political and economic dimensions of the food we eat, how it’s produced, who eats what, and the related social and environmental issues, both domestic and international, affecting the production, pricing, trade, distribution, and consumption of food.

PLCY 520
Environment and Development
Instructor: Jagger, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    40% Africa Content
(ENST 520) Reviews environmental problems in developing countries. Analyzes proposed solutions, such as legal remedies, market instruments, corporate voluntary approaches, international agreements, and development policies. Discusses the link between trade and environment, environmental cases from the WTO, and sustainable development.

PLCY 565
Global Health Policy
Instructor: Meier
Credit Hours: 3    35% Africa Content
Coursework will focus on public policy approaches to global health, employing interdisciplinary methodologies to understand selected public health policies, programs, and interventions. For students who have a basic understanding of public health.

PLCY 570
Health and Human Rights
Instructor: Meier
Credit Hours: 3    35% Africa Content
Course focuses on rights-based approaches to health, applying a human rights perspective to selected public health policies, programs, and interventions. Students will apply a formalistic human rights framework to critical public health issues, exploring human rights as both a safeguard against harm and a catalyst for health promotion.


Religious Studies

RELI 180
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Instructor: Ernst
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(ASIA 180) A broad, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary introduction to the traditional civilization of the Muslim world.

RELI 181
Later Islamic Civilization and Modern Muslim Cultures
Instructor: Safi
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
(ASIA 181) A broad interdisciplinary survey of the later Islamic empires since the 15th century and their successor societies in the modern Muslim world.


Romance Languages

ROML 054
First Year Seminar: Issues in Francophone Literature
Instructor: Fisher, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    40% Africa Content
Studies such issues as national identities and national memory; the impact of colonization, postcolonialism, and globalization; conflicts between tradition and modernity; and the place of women in history.


Social Work

SOWO 404
Social Work Study Abroad: Africa
Instructor:
Credit Hours: 1-6    100% Africa Content
Course examines social issues, development strategies, health/mental health programs. Explores how country's fledgling democracy and people are redesigning organizations and interventions to respond to the needs of South Africans.

SOWO 570
Social Work Practice (Zambia project)
Instructor: Chowa
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Participants explore frameworks, values, and skills to meet individual and family needs through interventions with work groups, organizations, and communities.


Sociology

SOCI 419
Sociology of the Islamic World
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Investigates issues such as tradition and social change, religious authority and contestation, and state building and opposition in Muslim societies in the Middle East and around the world.


Women's Studies

WMST 237
African Gender History
Instructor: Burrill, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Prerequisite, WMST 101, or any African History course with a grade of C or higher, This course seeks to familiarize students with scholarly debates on the importance of gender as a category of analysis, while gaining a greater sense of the African past.

WMST 289
Women and the Law in Africa and the Middle East
Instructor: Burrill, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
Prerequisite, WMST 101 or any African History or Middle Eastern History course with a grade of C or higher, Class focuses on the history of women in African and Middle Eastern colonial and post-colonial legal systems. It examines 'native'customary law, Islamic law, and human and women's rights.

WMST 293
Gender and Imperialism
Instructor: Booth, Burrill, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    65% Africa Content
Prerequisite, one course in gender or non-Western societies or permission of instructor. Focuses on feminist perspectives on imperialism; the effects of imperialism on colonized and European women; women's participation in anti-imperialist movements; and the legacies of imperialism for feminism today.

WMST 388
The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health
Instructor: Booth, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
Prerequisite, WMST 101. Permission of the instructor. Takes a feminist political-economy perspective on debates over current health issues of international concern, including abortion, population control, and sexually transmitted infections. Focuses on the United States, Mexico, and Kenya, as well as on international organizations and social movements.

WMST 396
Seminar on Human Rights, Feminism, and Sexuality
Instructor: Booth
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This course is a graduate course (WMST 890), part of the Human Rights Cluster, and is offered to undergraduate students under this course number.  We will discuss the history, discourse, and applications of 'human rights' by examining the perspectives and experiences of feminist or women’s rights activists. Focusing in particular on campaigns around sex work, HIV/AIDS, and sexual orientation and gender identity, we will study how feminist and sexual/gender rights activists have critiqued and used human rights discourse to get national governments and the international community to see women and sexual/gender minorities as humans.