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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: 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: Special Topics
Instructor: M. Lambert, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Special topics course: content will vary each semester.

AAAD 101
Introduction to Africa
Instructor: B. Anderson, Boyd, Camara, M. Lambert, Nzongola, Pier, Sahle, 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, Clegg, Williams, Staff
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
(WGST 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: Camara, 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 202
West Africa through Visual Art, Literature, and Film
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course introduces students to the rich, complex, and diverse pictorial, oral, and written productions by West African artists, novelists, poets, and singers, through readings, music, and films. It stimulates students' critical thinking skills as they reflect on aspects of West African societies and cultures.

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: 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 284
Contemporary Perspectives on the African Diaspora in the Americas
Instructor: Jordan
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
An interdisciplinary survey of African-descendant communities and the development and expression of African/black identities in the context of competing definitions of diaspora.

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: B. Anderson, Megel, Nzongola, Pier.
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: 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: Nzongola, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
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
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: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
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, Sy, 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 340
Diaspora Art and Cultural Politics
Instructor: Jordan
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Examines the socio-political dimensions of African diaspora art and culture with a focus on African Americans in the 20th century.

AAAD 386
Comparative Studies in Culture, Gender and Global Forces
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
(WGST 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: Boyd, 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
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 403
Human Rights: Theories and Practices in Africa
Instructor: Sahle, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course explores major conceptual debates in the field of human rights. Further, it examines human rights practices and struggles in selected countries in Africa.

AAAD 412
Regional Seminar in African Studies
Instructor: M. Lambert, Nzongola, Sahle, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
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: Camara, 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 421
Introduction to the Languages of Africa
Instructor: Fhunsu, Mwamzandi, 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: 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: Clegg, M. Lambert, Nzongola, Pier, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
In this seminar students will examine primary documents of engaged scholarship written by Africans and people of African descent in the Americas, Europe, and elsewhere in the African Diaspora.

AAAD 489
African Diaspora Theory and History
Instructor: Clegg
Credit Hours: 3    35% Africa Content
This course examines the cultural and political formation of the African Diaspora in the Americas and Europe from the 15th century to the present. Course materials focus on the development of communities in Western Europe, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

AAAD 691H
Honors Research I
Instructor: Nzongola, 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: Nzongola, 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. Honors version available.

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
An introductory course in general anthropology focusing on the development of moral consciousness. Western and non-Western patterns of thought and culture are compared and contrasted. The course has a strongly philosophical orientation.

ANTH 147
Comparative Healing Systems
Instructor: Redfield, 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 222
Prehistoric Art
Instructor: Tomaskova
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
(WGST 222) A survey of prehistoric art in Africa, the Americas, Australia, and Europe.

ANTH 226
The Peoples of Africa
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Introductory ethnographic survey emphasizing 1) diversity of kinship systems, economies, polities, religious beliefs, etc.; 2) transformations during the colonial era; and 3) 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
(ENEC 238) Course examines human adaptations to environments across Africa. Focuses on livelihood systems such as farming, herding and hunting/gathering.

ANTH 277
Gender and Culture
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(WGST 277) Examines what it means to be male, female, and other gendered categories in different societies. Focus on institutions, groups, and individuals that both shape and challenge how gender is understood, organized, and enacted.

ANTH 280
Anthropology of War and Peace
Instructor: Redfield, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(PWAD 280) 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
This course aims 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, and plays a major role in the institutionalization of social, political, and economic 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) 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 419
Anthropological Application of GIS
Instructor: West
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
Permission of the instructor. GIS experience required. This course explores applying GIS science technologies to anthropological problems. Students will learn GIS skills and apply them using spatial data.

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 441
The Anthropology of Gender, Health, and Illness
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(WGST 441) 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
How is archaeological evidence used to understand the movement of Africans and their descendants across the globe? This course focuses on what archaeologists have learned about the transformation of societies on the African continent and in the Americas from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present.

ANTH 459
Ecological Anthropology
Instructor: West
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
(ENEC 459) Examines how human-environmental adaptations shape the economic, social, and cultural lives of hunter-gatherers, pastoralists and agriculturalists. Approaches include optimal foraging theory, political ecology and subsistence risk.

ANTH 461
Colonialism and Postcolonialism: History and Anthropology
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Consult Instructor for % Africa Content
This course examines colonialism and postcolonialism through the lenses of history and anthropology respectively. Through history, it asks, What were the dynamics of colonialism then? Through anthropology, it questions, What are the conditions, quandaries, and possibilities of postcolonialism now? Regional focus varies by instructor and year.

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: Yaqub, 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 151
Arabic Literature through the Ages
Instructor: Yaqub, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Introduces the rich literary heritage of the Arabic language from pre-Islamic to modern times and covers major genres. Emphasis on critical thinking, literary analysis, and academic writing.

ARAB 337
Borders and Walls in the Arab World
Instructor: Yaqub
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Can art, film, and literature undo cultural, social, and political divisions created by borders and walls in the Arab world? Students may not receive credit for both ARAB 337 and ARAB 338.

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 (Eighth-16th Centuries CE)
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 200
Art and Fashion from Rome to Timbuktu
Instructor: Rovine, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(CLAR 200)

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 280
Picture That: History of Photography from Tintypes to Instagram
Instructor: Magee
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This course presents a select history of photography from its invention to its most recent manifestations. Global in its orientation, this course is designed thematically rather than chronologically to develop dialogues between places and ideas.

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 291
Art, Culture, and Power in Africa
Instructor: Rovine
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course explores how power operates through objects in Africa, including royal regalia, objects used in healing and other ritual contexts, and African art as commodity in international markets.

ARTH 294
Arts of Southern Africa
Instructor: Rovine
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course focuses on a wide range of regions, time periods, and genres in the visual arts in southern Africa, including archaeological materials, arts associated with longstanding indigenous cultures, art that reflects the often violent encounter with European cultures, and contemporary arts that are produced in the region today.

ARTH 297
Clothing and Textiles in Africa
Instructor: Rovine, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This class explores how dress reveals information about African aesthetics, culture, and history, including its roles in political systems, religious worship, fashion trends, and other aspects of social life.

ARTH 299
Arts of West Africa
Instructor: Rovine, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course addresses the roles of art in the lives of West Africans who make and use it, spanning centuries of African creativity from archaeological sites to 21st-century artists.

ARTH 300
Art of African Independence
Instructor: Magee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course focuses on African art produced in the mid-twentieth century. It promotes comparative analysis around themes of modernity, nationalism, independence, identity, and the role of the artist in society.

ARTH 303
Art and Colonialism: France in Africa/Africa in France
Instructor: Rovine, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    70% Africa Content
Art elucidates French and African experiences of colonial rule, as a record of political transformations and a tool for resistance and the assertion of local cultures.

ARTH 353
Africa and Masks
Instructor: Magee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
(AAAD 319, ANTH 343) Prerequisites AFRI 101, ANTH 102 or 120, and ART 155. Examines the production, circulation, and consumption of masks in both African and non-African contexts. Expands, nuances, and sometimes undoes our notions of mask, masquerade, and masking.

ARTH 450
The City as Monument: Cities and Society in the Medieval Islamic lands
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
A city or cities will be considered as cultural artifact(s), with emphasis given to plans and planning, architecture, public monuments and to various institutions, such as religion, government, the arts, and commerce that initiate or affect these urban developments and forms. Honors version available.

ARTH 453
Africa in the American Imagination
Instructor: Magee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(AAAD 486) Restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 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. Honors version available.

ARTH 458
Islamic Architecture and the Environment
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Contact Instructor for % Africa Content
(ASIA 458) Explores the ways in which architecture and environment interact in Islamicate societies from the medieval period to the present, including topics such as gardens, palaces, and villas, urban design, and the role of water.

ARTH 488
Contemporary African Art
Instructor: Magee, Rovine, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
(AAAD 405) 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 555
Urban Africa and Global Mobility
Instructor: Magee, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
The contemporary arts of Africa are framed by urbanization and global mobility. This course examines how artists examine, reflect on, and express visually experiences of these conditions.

ARTH 561
Arts of the Islamic Mediterranean
Instructor: G. Anderson, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(ASIA 561) Offers an overview of the arts, architecture, and visual culture of the Islamic Mediterranean (its eastern and western shores, Sicily, and North Africa)


Asian Studies

ASIA 064
First-Year Seminar: Arab World Photography
Instructor: Yaqub
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Introduces students to photography in the Arab world, including colonial and Orientalist photography, indigenous studio and portrait photography, the ethics of photographing disasters, art photography, and photography and revolutions.

ASIA 435
The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
(PWAD 435) 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.


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
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: Bond, Staff
Credit Hours: Variable    100% Africa Content
Summer Study Abroad in Kenya.

BUSI 611
International Development
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    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.

BUSI 623
Global Entrepreneurship I
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 1.5    Consult instructor for  % Africa Content
The course ranges from developing the creative mindset, ideation, development/manufacturing, marketing, selling, and managing. The course places heavy emphasis on doing and collaborating rather than listening passively: 1) dream: design process, 2) think: feasibility, 3) create: product development and manufacturing, and 4) tell: marketing. Restricted to GLOBE students.

BUSI 624
GLOBE Entrepreneurship Immersion
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 1.5    Consult instructor for  % Africa Content
The immersion exposes students to the process of founding and funding new entrepreneurial ventures through direct experience with leaders in the field. It is divided between leaders who support the development of early stage entrepreneurial firms and those who capitalize these ventures in seed, venture capital, and private equity. We will be supplementing these visits with a number of events derived from Chicago Ideas Week.


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) Permission of the instructor. Seminar on policy and planning approaches for providing improved community water and sanitation services in developed 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 117
Perspectives in World Drama
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
A survey of non-Western drama and theatre with emphasis on the historical and aesthetic development of those regions. Honors version available.

DRAM 298
African Women in Theater
Instructor: 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 489
Carnivals and Festivals of the African Diaspora
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
This course will examine the role of Carnival in the African Diaspora, exploring its history, its many theatrical forms, and its fusion with European and indigenous American cultures. Through examining published and unpublished texts the development of the Carnival will be understood as an expression of freedom and cultural survival.

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. Honors version available.


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
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: Staff
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.


Environment and Ecology

ENEC 204
Environmental Seminar
Instructor: Cooke
Credit Hours: 1-3    30% Africa Content
This course will provide an intellectual focus on the interface between environment and society by examining the relationship among science, policy, and actual management practices on a chosen topic.

ENEC 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.

ENEC 325
Water Resource Management and Human Rights
Instructor: Gangi, Cooke
Credit Hours: 3-4    25% Africa Content
This course explores logistical, political, social, and economic challenges in supplying every human with adequate access to clean water, the most basic human right. Honors version available.

ENEC 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. Honors version available.

ENEC 490
Special Topics in Environmental Science and Studies
Instructor: Cooke, Gangi, Gray, Jagger
Credit Hours: 1-3    Consult instructor for % Africa Content
Advanced topics from diverse areas of environmental science and/or environmental studies are explored. Honors version available.

ENEC 567
Ecological Analyses and Application
Instructor: West, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This course provides an overview of natural and social science approaches to addressing biodiversity conservation and resource management. Concepts and methods from population biology, evolutionary ecology, community ecology, and conservation biology will be complemented with approaches from common property theory, indigenous resource management, and human evolutionary ecology.


Environmental Sciences

ENVR 610
Global Perspectives on Environmental Health Inequalities
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Students will learn about how social, economic, and political factors impact environmental health outcomes and will be introduced to theories and methods for incorporating social determinants frameworks into environmental health research, as well as the role of environmental justice movements.

ENVR 682
Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Global Health
Instructor: Bartram
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Builds on an understanding of infectious and toxic hazards, disease causation, and environmental transmission. Deals with hazard and disease classification; safety, risk, and vulnerability; interventions and their health impact; approaches in different settings; distal factors (e.g., water scarcity, climate change); and approaches to studying unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene.


French

FREN 260
Literature and the French-Speaking World
Instructor: Melehy, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Consult instructor for % Africa Content
Skills for further literary studies through French poetry, theater, and prose from Renaissance to the present. Lectures, discussions, and written assignments. Honors version available.

FREN 382
Visual Francophone Studies
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    Consult instructor for % Africa Content
Specific selections announced in advance by the instructor.


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    25% Africa Content
An introduction to historical and contemporary ideas about practices and meanings of development. Students will explore "development" in a global landscape of poverty, power, and struggles over inequality. Honors version available.

GEOG 268
Geography of Africa
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    90% Africa Content
Focuses on dynamic sociocultural, political, economic, and environmental issues shaping contemporary sub-Saharan Africa to develop an understanding of major drivers of stark physical, environmental, and socioeconomic contrasts across the continent and trajectories for the future. Themes include land use and environmental change, historical legacies, urbanization, economic growth, and trade.

GEOG 445
Medical Geography
Instructor: Emch, 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 088
First-Year Seminar: Beg, Borrow, and Steal: The Political Economy of Aid, FDI, and Corruption
Instructor: Seim
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
This seminar examines how politics and economics condition different countries' path towards and experience with foreign aid, foreign investment, and corruption. In doing so, the course will examine the effect of political conditions on economic outcomes and the effect of economic conditions on political outcomes.

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 660
International and Comparative Health Systems
Instructor: 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 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
Modern African History
Instructor: Jarvis, Lindsay, Owre (online section), Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
An overview of major developments in sub-Saharan African history since the late 19th century, focusing on colonialism, nationalism and decolonization, social change, and current issues, and drawing upon fiction, film, and primary sources.

HIST 138
History of Muslim Societies to 1500
Instructor: Shields, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(ASIA 138) A broad, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary introduction to the traditional civilization of the Muslim world. Students may not receive credit for both HIST 138/ASIA 138 and ASIA 180/RELI 180.

HIST 139
History of Muslim Societies since 1500
Instructor: Shields, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
(ASIA 139) A broad interdisciplinary survey of the later Islamic empires since the 15th century and their successor societies in the modern Muslim world. Students may not receive credit for both ASIA 139/HIST 139 and ASIA 181/RELI 181

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 243
The United States and Africa
Instructor: Lindsay, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
This course traces changing relationships between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa from the 17th century to the present. Topics include the trans-Atlantic slave trade, back-to-Africa movements and the colonization of Liberia by African Americans, United States policies toward decolonizing and postcolonial African countries, and contemporary links between Africa and America. Honors version available.

HIST 276
The 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. Honors version available.

HIST 279
Modern South Africa
Instructor: Jarvis, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Beginning with the discovery of gold and diamonds in the mid-19th century and reaching to the present, this course considers colonialism, industrialization, social change, and political protest in South Africa, with particular attention to the rise, fall, and legacies of apartheid.

HIST 312
History of France and Algeria
Instructor: Owre, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
This course covers France's conquest, rule, and loss of Algeria, and the relationship between French and Algerian people in Algeria and France from 1830 to the present. Topics such as modern French and North African history, colonialism, Islam, immigration, terror/torture, and cross-cultural exchange are all featured in this transnational course.

HIST 340
Ethics and Business in Africa
Instructor: Jarvis, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Explores sub-Saharan Africa both as a historical site of exploitative, extractive labor practices and initiatives to make business more ethical. Starting in the precolonial period, it considers topics such as ending the slave trades, the foundations of colonial economies, development projects postindependence, and the use of conflict minerals. Previously offered as HIST 540. Honors version available.

HIST 390
Special Topics in History
Instructor: Owre, Lindsay
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Subject matter will vary with instructor but will focus on some particular topic or historical approach. Course description available from departmental office. Closed to graduate students. Repeatable for credit. Honors version available.

HIST 534
The African Diaspora
Instructor: Jarvis, 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
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.

HNRS VAR
Honors Study Abroad - Cape Town
Instructor: 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.


Information and Library Science

INLS 539
Going the Last Mile: Information Access for Underserved Populations
Instructor: Missen, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
In this course we investigate the special challenges of providing information services to marginalized populations in an increasingly digital world.


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) Examination of the social contexts of language contact and their linguistic outcomes, with particular emphasis on the formation of pidgins and creoles. The course investigates the structural properties of these new contact languages and evaluates the conflicting theories that explain their genesis.


Maternal and Child Health

MHCH 680
Global Sexual and Reproductive Health
Instructor: Curtis, 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
First Year Seminar: Special Topics
Instructor: Ndaliko
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Ndaliko's section: Making and Marketing Music in the Digital Age. 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. Honors version available.

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.

MUSC 148
Introduction to Black Music
Instructor: Ndaliko
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
An introduction to black musical cultures with a focus on understanding how music is made within social, geographical, and political contexts. The course includes experiential learning, live concert attendance, and conversations with practicing musicians in various musical traditions.

MUSC 286
Music as Culture
Instructor: Ndaliko
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
May be repeated for credit if on a different topic. May not count for music or general elective credit for music majors. Music in the framework of its social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Honors version available. Note: Ndaliko's section has Africa focus.

MUSC 291
Music and Politics
Instructor: Ndaliko
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
The relationship between music and politics studied through a global range of historical and geographical contexts. The course covers specific musical and political manifestations as well as theoretical approaches to the issue.

MUSC 292
Media and Social Change in Africa
Instructor: Ndaliko, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
The historical and ongoing tradition of protest by African artists with particular focus on the aesthetics, politics, and geography of innovative grassroots movements on the African continent that effect social change through music and film.


Peace, War, and Defense

PWAD 364
Post-Conflict and Peacebuilding
Instructor: Hazen
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
This course considers theories of peacebuilding and state-building, investigates the various challenges facing post-conflict states, and assesses the role that international actors play in this process. Case study based.

PWAD 673
Post-Conflict Security Challenges
Instructor: Hazen
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
A research seminar exploring the post-conflict challenges associated with force demobilization, state building, and military and security sector reforms. This course considers theories of post-conflict security and investigates the assorted challenges faced by post-conflict states. Students will conduct a significant independent research project.


Political Science

POLI 067
First Year Seminar: Designing Democracy
Instructor: Reynolds
Credit Hours: 3    25-50% 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 Societies
Instructor: Reynolds, L. Martin, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
The problems of race, class, and ideology are explored in the countries south of the Zambezi River, along with the political and economic ties that bind these countries.

POLI 444
Seminar on Terrorism
Instructor: Bapat
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
(PWAD 444) This course explores the causes of terrorist behavior. The course also examines the government's response to terrorism, the internal implications of terrorists' campaigns, and prospects for conflict resolution.

POLI 452
Africa and International Conflict
Instructor: Bapat, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
The purpose of this course is to examine Africa's conflicts using an historical examination and advances in international relations theory. We will examine European colonial intervention, the wars of independence, the Cold War, and the use of proxies, insurgencies, the African World War, the Sudanese War, and the "war of terrorism."


Portuguese

PORT 203
Intermediate Portuguese I
Instructor: R. Anderson, Gomez, Taylor, Vernon, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
Further development of language with emphasis on speaking, writing, and a review of grammar. Includes advanced Portuguese structures, cultural and literary texts. Students may not receive credit for both PORT 203 and PORT 212 or 402. Prerequisite, PORT 102, 111, or 401. Note: This semester of Portuguese language study has a regional focus on Lusophone Africa.

PORT 323
Cultures of Brazil, Portugal, and Portuguese Africa
Instructor: Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Emphasizes the learning of Portuguese through cultural context. Language, society, and miscegenation will be approached through texts and films. Focus on important aspects of religion, festivities, and popular music from the Portuguese-speaking countries of three continents.

PORT 375
Portuguese and Brazilian Fiction in Translation
Instructor: Vernon, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
The study of selected literary works by major writers from Portugal, Brazil, and the former Portuguese colonies in Africa.

PORT 385
Lusophone Africa in Literature: Discovery to the Present
Instructor: R. Anderson, Vernon, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    80% Africa Content
History of Luso-African literature with special attention to writers such as Mia Couto, Guilherme de Melo, Paula de Chiziane, and José Eduardo. Taught in English, available for credit for major/minor in Portuguese if readings and written work are done in Portuguese.

PORT 388
Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identities in Film
Instructor: Taylor, Staff
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
This course offers participants a multidisciplinary perspective on HIV/AIDS -- its etiology, immunology, epidemiology, and impact on individuals and society. How HIV/AIDS is framed by a society determines not only how affected persons are treated but also the degree to which the rights of the individual are upheld.

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, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    40% Africa Content
Explores issues, problems, and controversies in global health through an interdisciplinary perspective; examines the complex tapestry of social, economic, political, and environmental factors that affect global health; analyzes global health disparities through a social justice and human rights lens; and exposes students to opportunities in global health work and research.


Public Policy

PLCY 076
First Year Seminar: Global Health Policy
Instructor: Meier
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
This course provides students with a variety of opportunities to understand the epidemiologic trends in world health, the institutions of global health governance, and the effects of globalization on global and national health policy.

PLCY 089
First-Year Seminar: Special Topics
Instructor: Jagger
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Jagger's Section is titled: Energy Poverty.

PLCY 110
Global Policy Issues
Instructor: Seim
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Global issues are challenges whose sources, impacts, and solutions extend beyond the borders of any one country. This course introduces students to some of the most pressing issues facing populations around the globe and to possible policy responses. Honors version available.

PLCY 475
The Political Economy of Food
Instructor: Jagger
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
(ENEC 475) 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    25% Africa Content
(ENEC 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
(HPM 565) 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
(HPM 571) 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.

PLCY 581
Research Design for Public Policy
Instructor: Seim
Credit Hours: 3    30% Africa Content
Students will explore the scientific method as applied to policy research. They will formulate testable policy research questions, become familiar with methods for conducting policy research, and learn to think critically about causal inference.


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
Modern Muslim Societies
Instructor: Staff
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: 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: Staff
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.


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 and Gender Studies

WGST 313
Women and the Law in Africa and the Middle East
Instructor: Burrill, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    75% Africa Content
(HIST 313) Explores women's and men's engagement with colonial and post-colonial legal systems with a focus on the 19th through 21st centuries. Topics include customary law, Islamic law, women's rights as human rights, disputation and conflict resolution. We will ask the question: "how does gender influence how women and men navigate legal systems?"

WGST 337
African Gender History
Instructor: Burrill, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    100% Africa Content
Required preparation, at least one AAAD or WGST course. 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.

WGST 388
The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health
Instructor: Booth, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    50% Africa Content
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.

WGST 583
Gender and Imperialism
Instructor: Booth, Burrill, Staff
Credit Hours: 3    65% Africa Content
Required preparation, one course in gender or non-Western societies. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the preparation. 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.

WGST 610
Feminism, Sexuality, and Human Rights
Instructor: Booth
Credit Hours: 3    25% Africa Content
Required preparation for undergraduates, WGST 101, one other WGST course beyond the introductory level, and junior/senior standing. Permission of the instructor required for both undergraduates and graduate students. Examines how transnational struggles over reproductive rights, HIV/AIDS, sex work, and "LGBT" rights have used, challenged, and transformed human rights discourses.