Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

AFST - African Studies

AFST 2010 Intro to African Studies

A survey of the important issues in the African experience. Topics could include the justification for African studies, history, economic development, political systems, social systems, the position of women, literature, religion and world view, art, health, Africa's place in the world, and the environment. This course may be used to fulfill one of the three required global perspectives overlay requirements.

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AFST 2950 Special Topics

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Consideration of topics in which courses are not otherwise offered, but for which there is a current need at the freshman/sophomore level.

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AFST 3500 Geography of Africa

A course dealing with the physical, cultural, political, and social geography of Africa. This course is equivalent to GEOG 3500; students may not receive credit for both courses.

3

Cross Listed Courses

BLST 3500, GEOG 3500

AFST 4010 African Country Project

A detailed study of a selected African country paying attention to issues such as history, political organization, literature, art, social systems, religion, position of women, economic development and agriculture, education, health, and the environment. This will be a research course done by independent study, with the coordinator of African Studies serving as supervisor, though another faculty member with expertise in the field may be appointed. In consultation with the coordinator the student may decide to focus research on a major issue or a few major issues. A student can also fulfill the requirements of the African Country Project by preparing for and attending one South Eastern Model of the African Union.

3

Cross Listed Courses

BLST 4010

AFST 4451 African Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110 or IDST 2305, or permission of the instructor. An in-depth study of African literature, with attention to its social, political, historical, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Attention will be paid to the historical development of African literature and aesthetics, and the differences and continuities between Anglophone and Francophone literatures. This course is equivalent to ENGL 4451; students may not receive credit for both courses. This course may be used to fulfill one of the three required global perspectives overlay requirements.

3

Cross Listed Courses

ENGL 4451, BLST 4451

AFST 4452 African Women Writers

Prerequisite: ENGL 2110 or IDST 2305. This course deals with African woman writers' preoccupation with the condition of African womanhood. It will look at these writers' treatment of issues like motherhood, polygamy, marriage, changing roles, the exploitation of women, the education of women, women in politics, and women and tradition. This course is equivalent to ENGL 4452; students may not receive credit for both courses. This course may be used to fulfill one of the three required global perspectives overlay requirements.

3

Cross Listed Courses

ENGL 4452, BLST 4452

AFST 4541 Politics of Modern Africa

An examination of the diverse political systems and regions of contemporary Africa, stressing the historical, governmental, economic and cultural factors essential to an understanding of the African continent. This course is equivalent to POLS 4541; students may not receive credit for both courses.

3

Cross Listed Courses

BLST 4541, POLS 4541

AFST 4845 African Art History

An introduction to the arts and material culture of sub-Saharan Africa from ancient times to the present. Emphasis on relationship of art forms to social and cultural contexts. This course is equivalent to ARTS 4845 and BLST 4845; students may only receive credit for one of these courses.

3

Cross Listed Courses

ARTS 4845, BLST 4845

AFST 4950 Special Topics

This course meets special needs of students and/or the community. Approval of the department chairperson is required prior to registration. This course is repeatable for credit.

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Cross Listed Courses

SOCI 4950