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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

African Studies (AFR)

AFR 105 (GN;IL) (EARTH 105) Environments of Africa: Geology and Climate Change (3) Significant natural features of Africa as related to human endeavor; case studies include the Nile, climate change, natural resources.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

AFR 110 (GS;IL) Introduction to Contemporary Africa (3) Consideration of influences and forces shaping modern African society; analysis of current local and global problems and issues facing Africa.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 110U (GS;IL) Introduction to Contemporary Africa (3) Consideration of influences and forces shaping modern African society; analysis of current local and global problems and issues facing Africa.
Effective: Fall 2016 Ending: Fall 2016
 

AFR 132 (IL) (AF AM 132, SPAN 132) Afro-Hispanic Civilization (3) A general introduction to human and cultural elements of African origin in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of Latin America.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

AFR 150 (GH;IL) Africa in Cinema (3) The study of the image of Africa as seen in fiction and non-fictional feature length films, ethnographic and documentary films.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 191 (GH;IL) (HIST 191) Early African History (3) Explores important economic and cultural transformations in the making of early African empires from 1 MBC to 1750.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 192 (GH;IL) (HIST 192) Modern African History (3) Impact of the slave trade, expansion of Islam, colonial conquest, social and cultural transformations, resistance, nationalism, and independence.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 202 (GS;IL) (WMNST 202) Gender Dynamics in Africa (3) Critical analysis of multidisciplinary research on relations between men and women in Africa and critique of Western feminist theories.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 209 (GS;IL) (SOC 209) Poverty in Africa (3) The course examines the causes, consequences, and dynamics of poverty in African countries.
Effective: Fall 2013
 

AFR 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in-depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 306 (IL) Health and Illness in African and Black Diaspora: Cultural Anthropology (3) The course explores anthropological approaches to health, mental and physical illness, in African Worlds and Black Diaspora.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AFR 110   Concurrent: Poverty in Africa

AFR 310 (IL) (APLNG 310, GLIS 310) Language Rights, Policy, and Planning (3) This is a course on language rights, policy, and planning from individual, group, inter-ethnic, and national perspectives.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

AFR 335 (IL) (ART H 335) African Art (3) Introduction to the visual arts of Africa, including contemporary African art and the influence of African art outside Africa.
Effective: Fall 2013
 

AFR 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

AFR 397 Special Topics (1-9 per sememester/maximum of 9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

AFR 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 403 South Africa Today (3) A course examining the South African government's policy of apartheid: its history, why it exists, how it works, and the prospects for change.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: AAA S 110  

AFR 405 African Studies Methodologies (3) Multidisciplinary research techniques for studying in and about Africa.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 434 (IL) (PL SC 434) War and Development in Africa (3) This course will examine the relationship between war and development in sub-Saharan Africa in the post colonial era.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: PL SC 014 orPL SC 003 orAFR 110  

AFR 440 (US;IL) (PL SC 440, I B 440) Globalization and Its Implications (3) This course explores the socioeconomic implications of globalization.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: AF AM 100 orAFR 110 orPL SC 003 orPL SC 014 orPL SC 020 orPL SC 022  

AFR 443 (IL) (PL SC 443) Ethnic Conflict in Africa (3) This course explores the various causes and impacts of ethnic conflicts in the African context.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: AF AM 100, AFR 110, PL SC 001, PL SC 003, PL SC 007, PL SC 014, PL SC 017, PL SC 020 orAFRAS 301  

AFR 444 (GEOG 444) African Resources and Development (3) Ecological and cultural factors in the geography of Africa; natural resources and development.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: GEOG 010, GEOG 020, GEOG 030 orGEOG 124  

AFR 446 (IL) (ART H 446) Topics in African Art (3 per semester/maximum of 9) Topics vary from "Arts of Eastern and Southern Africa" to "Art of West Africa."
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Art History  

AFR 447 (IL) (ART H 447) Topics in the Art of the African Diaspora (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Selected topics in arts of the African Diaspora (South America, Caribbean, USA) including masquerades, textiles, architecture and other art forms.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Art History  

AFR 454 (IL) (PL SC 454) Government and Politics of Africa (3) Contemporary African Politics, institutions, and ideologies; patterns of change, social forces, and nation building in selected African states.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: 3 credits from:AFR 110, PL SC 003, PL SC 020 orPL SC 022  

AFR 459 (IL) (PL SC 459) Culture and World Politics (3) Role of culture in world politics.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: PL SC 014  

AFR 464 (IL) (PL SC 464) Extractive Industries in Africa (3) Socioeconomic and environmental impacts of extractive industries in Africa.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: AFR 110 or at least one of the following:PL SC 003 orPL SC 014 orPL SC 022  

AFR 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

AFR 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

AFR 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

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