African - American Studies

Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title.  The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number Course Name Semester Credit Hours Course Description Cross Listed Course Prerequisite
AAS 303 African - American Art History 3 A course designed to reveal contributions and accomplishments of African - American artists and the influence of traditional early African art on art of the world. ART 303 Not Applicable
AAS 409 Literature of African - Americans 3 A study of representative literary works written by African - Americans from Phillis Wheatley to the present. ENG 409 ENG 211
AAS 314 African - Americans in the United States 3 The history of African-Americans in the United States, their role in the development of this country, and their struggle for rights, privileges, and protections of citizenship. HIS 314 HIS 201, HIS 202, or consent of instructor
AAS 365 African History to 1870 3 A survey tracing the earliest beginnings of man in Africa and the development of sub- and trans-Saharan civilizations. HIS 365 HIS 101 and HIS 102
AAS 366 African History from 1870 3 The creation and development of European colonial empires in Africa and the subsequent rise of independent African states. HIS 366 HIS 101 and HIS 102
AAS 411 African-Americans in the Twentieth Century 3 A thorough study of the contributions of African-Americans to American culture and their struggle for full citizenship in the United States. HIS 411 HIS 201 and HIS 202
AAS 323 African - American Music 3 A study of the development of African - American music, including spirituals, blues, jazz, symphonic literature, and miscellaneous songs. MUS 323 Open to non-Music majors
AAS 325 Jazz History and Literature 3 A survey of jazz, including its origins, major performers, and composers. All idioms and styles are studied using selected readings and recordings. MUS 325 Open to non-Music majors