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Undergraduate Courses

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 53 First-Year Seminar: Experimentalism in Global Black Music and Performance Arts
Credit Hours: 3.  This seminar focuses on artists from around the world who have taken an experimental approach to music-making and performance, inspired by black politics, culture, and history. Considers the special challenges blacks have faced in the field of "modernism." Students may opt to do creative artistic projects in lieu of a final research paper. 60% Africa-related content. Instructors: Pier.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 54 First-Year Seminar: African Migrations, Boundaries, Displacements, and Belonging
Credit Hours: 3.  This discussion-oriented seminar will use the works of African authors and filmmakers to explore how this dimension of the African experience has in part shaped the everyday lives of the peoples of the African continent. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Lambert.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 089 First Year Seminar: Special Topics
Credit Hours: 3.  Special topics course: content will vary each semester. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Boyd.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 101 Introduction to Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Birya, Boyd, Camara, M. Lambert, Nzongola, Pier, Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 102 Introduction to Media in Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  This course explores the precolonial, colonial, and the contempory media in Africa. It focuses on the different types of media, its impact on socioeconomic and political development, and the growth and development of internet in the region. It introduces students to the inventors, copyright regulations, African governments' media regulation statutes, and careers in the media industry in the continent. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Birya.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 130 Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Clegg, Monroe, Williams, Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 200 Gender and Sexuality in Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Boyd.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 201 The Literature of Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Mwamzandi.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 202 African Film and Performance
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Birya, Camara.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 210 African Belief Systems: Religion and Philosophy in Sub-Saharan Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Boyd.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 211 African Art and Culture
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 212 Africa in the Global System
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Nzongola.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 214 Ethnography of Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Lambert.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 259 Black Influences on Popular Culture
Credit Hours: 3.  This course examines the influence of African American expressive culture, particularly popular music, on American mainstream culture. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Camara.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 284 Contemporary Perspectives on the African Diaspora in the Americas
Credit Hours: 3.  An interdisciplinary survey of African-descendant communities and the development and expression of African/black identities in the context of competing definitions of diaspora. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Jordan.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 286 The African Diaspora in the Colonial Americas, 1450-1800
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Monroe, Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 288 Black Popular Cultures: Global Scopes
Credit Hours: 3.  Through profound analysis of key aspects of black popular cultures in their global diversity, this course tackles fundamental questions about the meanings of black identity, identification, and belonging. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Camara.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 290 Topics in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Credit Hours: 3.  Subject matter will vary by instructor. Course description available from department office. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Hudani, Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 300 Cultures of Health and Healing in Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Boyd.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 302 West African History, Politics, and Culture
Credit Hours: 3.  The first half of this course introduces students to the broad themes of West African history. The second half builds on this historical background by exploring case studies on a range of issues. Among the topics addressed in the case studies are Islam, gender, health, political violence, and globalization. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 303 Islamic Cultures in Contemporary Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  This course explores the cultural practices and popular artistic expressions that have shaped the identities of modern African Muslims. The course lays emphasis on the contemporary era, but, when necessary, resorts to history to shed light on present-day Muslim cultures and arts in the continent. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Camara.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 307 21st Century Scramble for Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Nzongola.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 312 Terrorism in Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  This course introduces students to the phenomenon of religious-based terrorism in Africa today, its causes, dynamics, and what the states affected, regional organizations, and the international community are doing to eradicate it. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Birya, Nzongola.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 315 Political Protest and Conflict in Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  This course surveys contemporary forms of political conflict and protest in Africa. The nature, causes, and consequences of these conflicts will be examined. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Lambert.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 318 Politics of Art in Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  This course considers a variety of modern African artists and art scenes in their political, economic, and cultural contexts. Likely topics include artists under Apartheid, the global trade in traditional wood carvings, and Africa's place in the global contemporary art circuit. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Pier.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 320 Music of Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Pier.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 329 Islamic Cultures and Societies in East Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  This course examines Islamic influences on the cultures and societies of East Africa. Topics include introduction of Islam in the region, Swahili city states, hybrid Islamic cultures, Islam in the constitution, Wahhabi and Salafist puritanical Islam, Islam and politics, and secessionist movements and terrorism in East Africa Muslim societies. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Mwamzandi.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 386 Comparative Studies in Culture, Gender and Global Forces
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 387 HIV/AIDS in Africa and the Diaspora
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Boyd.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 388 Global Black Feminisms and Women's Apocalyptic Writing
Credit Hours: 3.  This class examines black women's omission from our accounts of structural oppression and catastrophe. Reading black women's apocalyptic fiction alongside global black feminist writing, we study how both genres challenge our conceptions, responses to, and preventative measures against violence and catastrophe. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 391 Human Development and Sustainability in Africa and the African Diaspora
Credit Hours: 3.  A critical introduction to the study of development and sustainability as interlinked approaches to understanding contemporary challenges in Africa and the African diaspora. Development is a concept with multiple meanings and contextual incarnations. The course emphasizes thinking of development as a field of expertise and intervention and as a modality of change, that goes beyond economistic understandings of development as simply economic growth. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Hudani.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 392 Struggles to Shape the City
Credit Hours: 3.  Examines approaches to studying the politicization and foreclosure of urban space. Focus in particular on race and socioeconomic class as key lenses through which to interpret and understand urban spatial struggles. Examines relations of inequality in the global North and the global South and analyzes struggles to remain in the city that are central to the politics of place. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Hudani.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 396 Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1-6.  Permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Independent study projects defined by student and faculty advisor. Majors only. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Nzongola, Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 400 Contemporary African Politics
Credit Hours: 3.  This upper level seminar examines contemporary African politics with a focus on political trends in the post-1990s period. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Nzongola.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 403 Human Rights: Theories and Practices in Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Sahle.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 410 Gender, Sexuality, and Development in Contemporary Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  This upper-level seminar focuses on debates in international development studies exploring theories and policies of development, particularly those pertaining to gender, sexuality, masculinities, and women's political agency in contemporary Africa. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Sahle.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 414 Senegalese Society and Culture
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Camara.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 421 Introduction to the Languages of Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Mwamzandi.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 485 Transnational Black Feminist Thought and Practice
Credit Hours: 3.  This course uses social science approaches to explore the development of black feminist thought and activism in diverse cultural and national contexts. Students will gain knowledge of black feminist thought writing and activism in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 487 Intellectual Currents in African and African Diaspora Studies
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Clegg.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 490 Colloquium in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies
Credit Hours: 3.  This course is designed to give students a broad-ranging, interpretative perspective on-and analytical tools for studying-the migration and settlement of African peoples in various parts of the world, largely over the past several centuries. Based on selected secondary readings, students will study and compare the ways in which people of African descent have created political, cultural, and territorial communities in Africa and beyond the continent, especially in the slave and post-emancipation societies of the Americas. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 492 Urbanism in the Global South
Credit Hours: 3.  (PLAN 576) This course introduces concepts and themes on the development of urbanism in the "Global South". Students engage with current debates over urbanism in the Global South, including looking at urban inequalities in contemporary cities. Through the course, students will be able to compare and critically analyze formations of contemporary urbanism in selected cities in the Global South from a comparative perspective. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Hudani.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 691H Honors Research I
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 692H Honors Research II
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

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

Anthropology ANTH 123 Habitat and Humanity
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Anthropology ANTH 142 Local Cultures, Global Forces
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Anthropology ANTH 145 Introduction to World Prehistory
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Anthropology ANTH 147 Comparative Healing Systems
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Anthropology ANTH 151 Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Anthropology ANTH 226 The Peoples of Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Anthropology ANTH 238 Human Ecology of Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  (ENEC 238) Course examines human adaptations to environments across Africa. Focuses on livelihood systems such as farming, herding and hunting/gathering. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: West, Staff.

Anthropology ANTH 280 Anthropology of War and Peace
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Anthropology ANTH 306 Water and Inequality
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 35% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

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

Anthropology ANTH 320 Anthropology of Development
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Anthropology ANTH 419 Anthropological Application of GIS
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: West.

Anthropology ANTH 422 Anthropology and Human Rights
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Anthropology ANTH 454 The Archaeology of African Diasporas
Credit Hours: 3.  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. Consult Instructor for% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Anthropology ANTH 459 Ecological Anthropology
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 75% Africa-related content. Instructors: West.

Anthropology ANTH 461 Colonialism and Postcolonialism: History and Anthropology
Credit Hours: 3.  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. Consult Instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Arabic ARAB 150 Introduction to Arab Culture
Credit Hours: 3.  Introduction to the culture of the Arab world and of the Arabs in diasporas: art, literature, film, music, dance, food, history, religion, folklore, etc. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Vinea, Yaqub, Staff.

Arabic ARAB 151 Arabic Literature through the Ages
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Yaqub, Staff.

Arabic ARAB 308 Arabic Languages across the Curriculum Recitation (LAC)
Credit Hours: 1.  Arabic recitation offered in conjunction with selected content courses. Weekly discussion and readings in Arabic relating to attached content courses. Prerequisite, ARAB 204. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Kauffman, Robinson.

Arabic ARAB 337 Borders and Walls in the Arab World
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Yaqub.

Arabic ARAB 434 Modern Arabic Literature in Translation
Credit Hours: 3.  We will study fiction from several countries in the Arab world with a particular emphasis on recent works. This literature has arisen out of the lived experiences of people in the Arab world, but each work creates a world of its own. What strategies do writers use for this world-making? What relationships might exist between these fictional worlds and their writing contexts? Who is addressed by these works? Previously offered as ARAB 334. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Yaqub.

Arabic ARAB 453 Film, Nation, and Identity in the Arab World
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 60% Africa-related content. Instructors: Yaqub.

Art History ARTH 155 African Art Survey
Credit Hours: 3.  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). 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee, Maples, Rovine.

Art History ARTH 200 Art and Fashion from Rome to Timbuktu
Credit Hours: 3.  (CLAR 200) 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Rovine, Staff.

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

Art History ARTH 280 Picture That: History of Photography from Tintypes to Instagram
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee.

Art History ARTH 291 Art, Culture, and Power in Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Rovine.

Art History ARTH 294 Arts of Southern Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Rovine.

Art History ARTH 297 Clothing and Textiles in Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Rovine.

Art History ARTH 299 Arts of West Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Rovine.

Art History ARTH 300 Art of African Independence
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee.

Art History ARTH 303 Art and Colonialism: France in Africa/Africa in France
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 70% Africa-related content. Instructors: Rovine.

Art History ARTH 353 African Masks and Masquerade
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee, Staff.

Art History ARTH 453 Africa in the American Imagination
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee.

Art History ARTH 488 Contemporary African Art
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee, Rovine, Staff.

Art History ARTH 514 Monuments and Memory
Credit Hours: 3.  (HIST 514) Explores the role of monuments in the formation of cultural memory and identity, both nationally and globally. Topics include the construction of identities in and through public spaces, commemoration of both singular individuals and ordinary citizens, and the appearance of new types of post-traumatic monuments in the 20th century. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Sherman.

Art History ARTH 555 Urban Africa and Global Mobility
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Magee.

Asian Studies ASIA 435 The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Biology BIOL 062 First Year Seminar: Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Biology of Infectious Disease in the Developing World
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Biology BIOL 402 Infectious Disease in the Developing World
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Business BUSI 206 Business in Africa
Credit Hours: Variable.  Summer Study Abroad in Kenya. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Business BUSI 611 International Development
Credit Hours: 3.  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. Contact Instructor for% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Business BUSI 623 Global Entrepreneurship I
Credit Hours: 1.5.  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. Consult instructor for  % Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Business BUSI 624 GLOBE Entrepreneurship Immersion
Credit Hours: 1.5.  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. Consult instructor for  % Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

City and Regional Planning PLAN 685 Water and Sanitation Planning and Policy in Lesser Developed Countries
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Whittington, Staff.

Classical Archaeology CLAR 242 Archaeology of Egypt
Credit Hours: 3.  (ARTH 242) A survey of the archaeological remains of ancient Egypt, from the earliest settlements of the Neolithic period until the end of the New Kingdom. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Gates-Foster.

Classical Archaeology CLAR 480 Egypt after the Pharaohs
Credit Hours: 3.  This course explores the archaeological and historical evidence for life in Egypt between 332 BCE and 324 CE, when the traditions of Pharaonic Egypt came together with the customs and culture of Greek and Roman conquerors to create a society incorporating the traditions of native Egyptian and Mediterranean peoples. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Gates-Foster.

Communication Studies COMM 625 Communication and Nonprofits in the Global Context
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Dempsey.

Dramatic Art DRAM 117 Perspectives in World Drama
Credit Hours: 3.  A survey of non-Western drama and theatre with emphasis on the historical and aesthetic development of those regions. Honors version available. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Dramatic Art DRAM 489 Carnivals and Festivals of the African Diaspora
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Dramatic Arts DRAM 475 Costume History: Africa, Asia, and Arabia
Credit Hours: 3.  A survey of the traditional costume forms on the African Continent, in Asia (China, Japan, India), and on the Arabian Peninsula. Honors version available. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Economics ECON 460 International Economics
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Conway, Staff.

Economics ECON 560 Advanced International Economics
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Conway, Staff.

Education EDUC 505 Leadership in Educational/Nonprofit Settings
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Education EDUC 526 Ethics and Education: From Global Problems to Classroom Dilemmas
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25%% Africa-related content. Instructors: Gulledge.

Environment, Ecology, and Energy ENEC 204 Environmental Seminar
Credit Hours: 1-3.  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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Cooke, Gangi.

Environment, Ecology, and Energy ENEC 237 Food, Environment, and Sustainability
Credit Hours: 3.  (ANTH 237) Explores the nexus of agricultural, ecological, and food systems as they dynamically interact. The class examines case studies from North Carolina and other parts of the world. Themes include nutrition, food security, agroecology, and sustainable livelihoods. Students engage in readings, class projects, and hands-on activities in a laboratory setting. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: West.

Environment, Ecology, and Energy ENEC 238 Human Ecology of Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  Course examines human adaptations to environments across Africa. Focuses on livelihood systems such as farming, herding and hunting/gathering. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: West.

Environment, Ecology, and Energy ENEC 266 Contemporary Africa: Issues in Health, Population, and the Environment
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Cooke.

Environment, Ecology, and Energy ENEC 325 Water Resource Management and Human Rights
Credit Hours: 3-4.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Cooke, Gangi.

Environment, Ecology, and Energy ENEC 370 Agriculture and the Environment
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Cooke.

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

Environment, Ecology, and Energy ENEC 567 Ecological Analyses and Application
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Gray, West, Staff.

Environmental Sciences ENVR 525 Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Global Health
Credit Hours: 3.  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. Previously offered as ENVR 682. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Fisher.

Environmental Sciences ENVR 582 Sanitation for Development
Credit Hours: 3.  Over a million children die yearly from diarrhea, in part because 2.0 billion humans do not have access to a basic toilet. This course presents the problems and context of inadequate sanitation in the developing world, and, more importantly, the types of solutions and approaches available to reduce these problems. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Salzberg.

Environmental Sciences ENVR 610 Global Perspectives on Environmental Health Inequalities
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

French FREN 150 Globalization and the French-Speaking World
Credit Hours: 3.  Gives students the opportunity to better understand the different facets of French-speaking regions across the modern world (including Africa, the West Indies, and North America) by looking at their geography, their historical and political development, varied cultural aspects, and their links with the United States. In English. 45% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

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

French FREN 262 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in the French-Speaking World
Credit Hours: 3.  French is evolving, changing, and becoming a multifaceted language, adapting to modernity and cultural realities. This course focuses on today's French across the French-speaking world and explores the diversity of relationships that French-speakers have with this shared heritage. Previously offered as FREN 250. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Melehy.

French FREN 355 Visual Francophone Studies
Credit Hours: 3.  Specific selections announced in advance by the instructor. Previously offered as FREN 382. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Geography GEOG 52 First-Year Seminar: Political Ecology of Health and Disease
Credit Hours: 3.  This course examines the intersection of political, economic, social, and environmental systems that shape health and disease across spatial and temporal scales. A political ecological framework is used to examine such topics as how political forces and economic interests helped shape the HIV/AIDS and malaria pandemics in Africa and beyond. Honors version available 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Emch.

Geography GEOG 130 Geographical Issues in the Developing World
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Geography GEOG 222 Health and Medical Geography
Credit Hours: 3.  Health and disease are 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. Previously offered as GEOG 445. (GHA) 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Emch.

Geography GEOG 232 Agriculture, Food, and Society
Credit Hours: 3.  A study of environmental parameters, cultural preferences, technological developments, and spatial economic infrastructure that result in world patterns of food consumption, production, and distribution. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Ndaliko.

Geography GEOG 268 Geography of Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 90% Africa-related content. Instructors: Ndaliko.

Geography GEOG 437 Social Vulnerability to Climate Change
Credit Hours: 3.  (ENEC 437) How does climate change affect vulnerable human populations? We will attempt to answer a shared research question on this topic by reading the peer-reviewed literature and by conducting a semester-long data analysis project incorporating social and climate data from around the world. This is a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE). 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Gray.

Geography GEOG 480 Liberation Geographies: The Place, Politics, and Practice of Resistance
Credit Hours: 3.  An examination of the theory and history of resistance in the modern world, including instances of contestation from 'foot dragging' to the formation of social movements, and exploring the relationship between place and protest. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Ndaliko.

Geography GEOG 492 Radical Black Thought
Credit Hours: 3.  The premise of this course is that the possibilities articulated by radical Black intellectuals and artists in Africa and its diaspora are key to dismantling systems of oppression. It includes theories of unfreedoms derived from experiences of oppression-colonization, slavery, mass incarceration, racial inequity. It also examines radical Black responses to unfreedoms through practices of mental (de)colonization and moral courage, epistemology and pedagogy, human-earth relationships and environmental justice. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Geography GEOG 555 Cartography of the Global South
Credit Hours: 3.  This course presents cartographic techniques for better map design, with a focus on mapping the geographies of the Global South. Modern techniques and software will be used for developing and demonstrating proficiency in what are considered standard map design techniques, and we will also study examples from places and map makers outside of dominant cartographic traditions, and maps meant for actors and audiences in the Global South. Consult Instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures GSLL 252 South Africa in Literary Perspective
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Roberge, Staff.

Global Studies GLBL 088 First-Year Seminar: Beg, Borrow, and Steal: The Political Economy of Aid, FDI, and Corruption
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Seim.

Global Studies GLBL 210 Global Issues and Globalization
Credit Hours: 3.  (ANTH 210, GEOG 210, HIST 210, POLI 210) Survey of international social, political, and cultural patterns in selected societies of Africa, Asia, America, and Europe, stressing comparative analysis of conflicts and change in different historical contexts. LAC recitation sections offered in French, German, and Spanish. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

History HIST 083 First Year Seminar: African History through Popular Music
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Lindsay.

History HIST 130 Modern African History
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Jarvis, Lindsay, Owre.

History HIST 138 History of Muslim Societies to 1500
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Shields.

History HIST 139 History of Muslim Societies since 1500
Credit Hours: 3.  (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 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Shields.

History HIST 174H Honors Seminar in African, Asian, and Middle Eastern History
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Lindsay.

History HIST 202 Borders and Crossings
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Shields.

History HIST 243 The United States and Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Lindsay.

History HIST 276 The Modern Middle East
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Shields.

History HIST 278 The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 75% Africa-related content. Instructors: Lindsay, Staff.

History HIST 279 Modern South Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Jarvis.

History HIST 312 History of France and Algeria
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Owre.

History HIST 340 Ethics and Business in Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Jarvis, Staff.

History HIST 390 Special Topics in History
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Owre, Lindsay.

History HIST 534 The African Diaspora
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Jarvis, Lindsay.

History HIST 535 Women and Gender in African History
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Lindsay.

Honors HNRS VAR Honors Study Abroad - Cape Town
Credit Hours: 12.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Gulledge.

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

Information and Library Science INLS 539 Going the Last Mile: Information Access for Underserved Populations
Credit Hours: 3.  In this course we investigate the special challenges of providing information services to marginalized populations in an increasingly digital world. 75% Africa-related content. Instructors: Missen.

Interdisciplinary Studies IDST 113 The Idea of Race
Credit Hours: 3.  The idea that humans can be divided into distinct races has been used to justify the persecution, enslavement, and extermination of groups based on their presumed inferiority. Today, scientists agree that what we describe as races are in fact social constructs, not genetic realities. Students will learn why race is not a viable biological concept, how the idea of race arose and is maintained, and what alternatives exist for understanding diversity and change over time. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Pier.

Interdisciplinary Studies IDST 190 What is Art?
Credit Hours: 3.  Special Topics Course. Rovine's topic: What is Art? 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Rovine.

Law LAW 457 African Law and Development
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Kelley.

Linguistics LING 542 Pidgins and Creoles
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Roberge.

Maternal and Child Health MHCH 664 Globalization and Health
Credit Hours: 3.  (HPM 664) Globalization--its economic, environmental, political, technological, institutional, and sociocultural dimensions--historically and currently contributes to beneficial and adverse effects on population, community, and family and individual health. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Maternal and Child Health MHCH 680 Global Sexual and Reproductive Health
Credit Hours: 1.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Curtis, Speizer.

Music MUSC 146 Introduction to World Musics
Credit Hours: 3.  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. Consult Instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Music MUSC 148 Introduction to Black Music
Credit Hours: 3.  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. Consult Instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Music MUSC 286 Music as Culture
Credit Hours: 3.  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. Consult Instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Katz, Staff.

Music MUSC 291 Music and Politics
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Music MUSC 292 Media and Social Change in Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Peace, War, and Defense PWAD 364 Post-Conflict and Peacebuilding
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Hazen.

Peace, War, and Defense PWAD 673 Post-Conflict Security Challenges
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Hazen.

Political Science POLI 130 Introduction to Comparative Politics
Credit Hours: 3.  This course examines the diversity of political arrangements in societies across the globe. Honors version available. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Anderson, Staff.

Political Science POLI 431 African Politics and Societies
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: L. Martin, Staff.

Political Science POLI 444 Seminar on Terrorism
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Bapat.

Political Science POLI 452 Africa and International Conflict
Credit Hours: 3.  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." 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Bapat, Staff.

Portuguese PORT 203 Intermediate Portuguese I
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Vernon, Staff.

Portuguese PORT 323 Cultures of Brazil, Portugal, and Portuguese Africa
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Portuguese PORT 385 Lusophone Africa in Literature: Discovery to the Present
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Vernon, Staff.

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

Portuguese PORT 408 Portuguese LAC
Credit Hours: 1.  Coregistration in a LAC course required. A recitation section for selected courses that promote foreign language proficiency across the curriculum (LAC). Weekly discussion and readings in Portuguese. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Vernon, Staff.

Public Health PUBH 420 AIDS: Principles and Policy
Credit Hours: 1.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Strauss, Staff.

Public Health PUBH 500 Global Health Discussion Series
Credit Hours: .5.  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. 40% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Public Health PUBH 510 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 40% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Public Policy PLCY 60 First-Year Seminar: Understanding Poverty
Credit Hours: 3.  Despite major improvements in living standards across the globe, nearly a fifth of the world's population still lives in extreme poverty. This course will examine the key determinants of human material well-being from an interdisciplinary perspective, discuss interventions and policies that can affect poverty including an assessment of market mechanisms, and interpret quantitative data to understand the causes and consequences of human development failures. 60% Africa-related content. Instructors: Handa.

Public Policy PLCY 076 First Year Seminar: Global Health Policy
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Meier.

Public Policy PLCY 110 Global Policy Issues
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Seim, Staff.

Public Policy PLCY 475 The Political Economy of Food
Credit Hours: 3.  This course examines the political and economic dimensions of the food we eat, how it is produced, who eats what, and related social and environmental issues, both domestic and international, affecting the production, pricing, trade, distribution, and consumption of food. Honors version available. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Public Policy PLCY 485 Poverty, Health, and Human Development in Low Income Countries
Credit Hours: 3.  This course provides an understanding of how poverty is defined, the consequences of poverty, and policies to reduce poverty. It explores the determinants of human development outcomes from an interdisciplinary perspective (with a heavy economics focus). 65% Africa-related content. Instructors: Handa.

Public Policy PLCY 565 Global Health Policy
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 35% Africa-related content. Instructors: Meier.

Public Policy PLCY 570 Health and Human Rights
Credit Hours: 3.  (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. 35% Africa-related content. Instructors: Meier.

Public Policy PLCY 581 Research Design for Public Policy
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Seim, Staff.

Religious Studies RELI 64 First-Year Seminar: Reintroducing Islam
Credit Hours: 3.  An introduction to the Islamic religious tradition, focusing on major themes of Islamic religious thought, bringing out both traditional spirituality and the critical issues confronting Muslims today. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Carter.

Religious Studies RELI 180 Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Credit Hours: 3.  (ASIA 180) A broad, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary introduction to the traditional civilization of the Muslim world. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Ernst, Staff.

Religious Studies RELI 181 Modern Muslim Societies
Credit Hours: 3.  (ASIA 181) A broad interdisciplinary survey of the later Islamic empires since the 15th century and their successor societies in the modern Muslim world. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Carter.

Religious Studies RELI 232 Shrines and Pilgrimages
Credit Hours: 3.  An introduction to the study of shrines and pilgrimage in multiple cultural contexts. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Carter.

Religious Studies RELI 541 Evangelicalism from a Global Perspective
Credit Hours: 3.  The course will examine the evangelical tradition from a global perspective, exploring the tradition from its early rise in Europe to its impact on the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Honors version available. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Religious Studies RELI 581 Sufism
Credit Hours: 3.  (ASIA 581) Permission of the instructor. A survey of Islamic mysticism, its sources in the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad, and its literary, cultural, and social deployment in Arab, Persian, Indic, and Turkish regions. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Ernst.

Social Work SOWO 404 Social Work Study Abroad: Africa
Credit Hours: 1-6.  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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Social Work SOWO 570 Social Work Practice (Zambia project)
Credit Hours: VAR.  Social Work project abroad. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Sociology SOCI 419 Sociology of the Islamic World
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Swahili SWAH 408 Swahili LAC
Credit Hours: 1.  Prerequisite, SWAH 403. Swahili across the Curriculum Recitation. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Swahili recitation offered in conjunction with selected content courses. Weekly discussion and readings in Swahili relating to attached content courses. % Africa-related content. Instructors: Birya, Mwamzandi, Staff.

Women's and Gender Studies WGST 313 Women and the Law in Africa and the Middle East
Credit Hours: 3.  (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?" 75% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff.

Women's and Gender Studies WGST 388 The International Politics of Sexual and Reproductive Health
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Booth, Staff.

Women's and Gender Studies WGST 583 Gender and Imperialism
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 65% Africa-related content. Instructors: Booth, Staff.

Women's and Gender Studies WGST 610 Feminism, Sexuality, and Human Rights
Credit Hours: 3.  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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Booth.