19th Ave New York, NY 95822, USA

Undergraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 052 First-Year Seminar: Kings, Presidents, and Generals: Africa's Bumpy Road to Democracy Credit Hours: 3 An introduction to Africa's modern history and politics with a special focus on types of leadership involved in governmental institutions. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
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: M. Lambert, Staff
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: B. Anderson, Boyd, Camara, M. Lambert, Nzongola, Pier, Sahle, Staff
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: B. Anderson, Clegg, 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, Fhunsu, Staff
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: Camara, Fhunsu, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 202 West Africa through Visual Art, Literature, and Film 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: 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, 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, Sahle, Staff
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: M. Lambert, Staff
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. 25% 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: B. Anderson
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: B. Anderson, Megel, Nzongola, Pier.
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, Staff
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, Staff
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: M. Lambert, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 318 Politics of Cultural Production in Africa Credit Hours: 3 Explores the role that the cultural realm plays in legitimizing, reproducing, resisting, and uncovering dominant structures of power in Africa. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Pier, Sahle, Sy, Staff
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, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 340 Diaspora Art and Cultural Politics Credit Hours: 3 Examines the socio-political dimensions of African diaspora art and culture with a focus on African Americans in the 20th century. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Jordan
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, Staff
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 The Challenges of Democratic Governance in Africa Credit Hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Nzongola, Staff
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, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 412 Regional Seminar in African Studies Credit Hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: M. Lambert, Nzongola, Sahle, Staff
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, Staff
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: Fhunsu, Mwamzandi, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 485 Black Atlantic Crosscurrents Credit Hours: 3 This course explores theoretical issues concerning historical, cultural, sociopolitical, and intellectual formations, connections, and movements between Africa and its Atlantic diaspora. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Sahle, 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, M. Lambert, Nzongola, Pier, Staff
African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies AAAD 489 African Diaspora Theory and History Credit Hours: 3 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. 35% Africa-related content. Instructors: Clegg
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: Nzongola, Sahle, 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: Nzongola, Sahle, 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: V. Lambert, 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: Redfield, 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 222 Prehistoric Art Credit Hours: 3 (WGST 222) A survey of prehistoric art in Africa, the Americas, Australia, and Europe. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: Tomaskova
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: Redfield, 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: V. Lambert
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: Redfield, 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: 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 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
Art ARTH 154 Introduction to Art and Architecture of Islamic Lands (Eighth-16th Centuries CE) Credit Hours: 3 (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. 30% Africa-related content. Instructors: G. Anderson, Staff
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, Rovine, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
Art History ARTH 353 Africa and Masks 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 450 The City as Monument: Cities and Society in the Medieval Islamic lands Credit Hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: G. Anderson, 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, Staff
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 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, Staff
Art History ARTH 561 Arts of the Islamic Mediterranean Credit Hours: 3 (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) 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: G. Anderson, Staff
Asian Studies ASIA 064 First-Year Seminar: Arab World Photography Credit Hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Yaqub
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
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: Owen, 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 and Ecology 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 and Ecology 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, Staff
Environment and Ecology 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: Gangi, Cooke
Environment and Ecology 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 and Ecology 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, Gray, Jagger
Environment and Ecology 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: West, Staff
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
Environmental Sciences ENVR 682 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Bartram
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 382 Visual Francophone Studies Credit Hours: 3 Specific selections announced in advance by the instructor. Consult instructor for % Africa-related content. Instructors: Staff
Geography GEOG 056 First-Year Seminar: Local Places in a Globalizing World Credit Hours: 3 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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Cravey, Staff
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: Cravey, Staff
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: Staff
Geography GEOG 445 Medical Geography Credit Hours: 3 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. 40% Africa-related content. Instructors: Emch, Staff
Geography GEOG 452 Mobile Geographies: The Political Economy of Migration Credit Hours: 3 This course explores the contemporary experience of migrants. Various theoretical approaches are introduced, with the emphasis on a political economic approach. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Cravey
Germanic Languages GERM 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
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 (online section), Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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, Staff
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: Burrill, Lindsay, Staff
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, Staff
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 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, Staff
Music MUSC 089 First Year Seminar: Special Topics Credit Hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Ndaliko
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. 25% 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. 50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Ndaliko
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. Note: Ndaliko's section has Africa focus. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Ndaliko
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: Ndaliko
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: Ndaliko, 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 067 First Year Seminar: Designing Democracy Credit Hours: 3 Introducing the study of using political institutions as levers of conflict management in ethnically plural, postconflict national states. 25-50% Africa-related content. Instructors: Reynolds
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: Reynolds, 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: R. Anderson, Gomez, Taylor, 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. 80% Africa-related content. Instructors: R. Anderson, 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
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: Bentley, Staff
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 089 First-Year Seminar: Special Topics Credit Hours: 3 Jagger's Section is titled: Energy Poverty. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Jagger
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
Public Policy PLCY 520 Environment and Development Credit Hours: 3 (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. 25% Africa-related content. Instructors: Jagger, Staff
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
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: 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
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
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: Burrill, Staff
Women's and Gender Studies WGST 337 African Gender History Credit Hours: 3 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. 100% Africa-related content. Instructors: Burrill, 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, Burrill, 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