AAS 100 INTRODUCTION TO AFRICANA STUDIES
Critical and systematic study of the historical and contemporary thought and experiences of continental and diasporic African peoples. Overview of the social, political, and economic forces that shaped and continue to affect continental and diasporic African experiences. The agency, creativity, perspectives, and experiences of African peoples. Contemporary issues affecting Africans and African Americans.
Section 01 CRN 1574 100% Online Marcus Watson
Section 02 CRN 3243 TR 10:50-12:05 Cameron Hermann
AAS 189 BLACKS IN BUFFALO
When the history, culture, predicaments, and accomplishments of African Americans are taught, the focus is often on high profile events and people at the expense of the importance of local situations. Buoyed by the inclusion of local heroes such as Mother Doyle on Freedom Wall on the corner of Michigan and E. Ferry on Buffalo’s East Side, this course fills this gap by helping students understand how Black people’s national struggles for rights and dignity has been refracted in Buffalo.
Section 01 CRN 4463 M 4:30-7:15 Marcus Watson
AAS 218 / PSC 218 AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL CULTURE
Political beliefs, attitudes, and practices that pertain to African American politics in a cultural context; causality and linkage inherent in the reciprocal relationship between African Americans and the American political system.
AAS section CRN 2551 T 6:00-8:40 Anthony Neal
PSC section CRN 1420 T 6:00-8:40 Anthony Neal
AAS 230 / DAN 230 DANCE TECHNIQUES FROM AN AFRICAN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE
The continuity of African American dance from traditional African to contemporary American through dance technique. Introduction to several dance forms: traditional, modern, and jazz; the cultural history that influenced these dance forms; and the contributions of significant choreographers. Students attend live dance performance.
AAS section CRN 4297 MW 11:00-12:50 Naila Ansari
DAN section CRN 2677 MW 11:00-12:50 Naila Ansari
AAS 234 / DAN 234 THE POLITICS OF BLACK DANCE IN AMERICA
The development of African American dance and the contributions of African American artists through lecture and film. Emphasis on the evolution of traditional African dance forms and their influence on the contemporary dance vernacular. Students will attend live dance performance.
AAS section CRN 4299 TR 9:25-10:40 Naila Ansari
DAN section CRN 4298 TR 9:25-10:40 Naila AnsarI
AAS 240 / ENG 240 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1940
African American slave narratives, poetry, fiction, essays, and drama from the eighteenth century to 1940. The influence of spirituals, gospel, the blues, jazz, sermons, and folktales on African American writing; the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s; and the development of African American revolutionary thought.
ENG Section CRN 4621 100% online Aimable Twagilimana
AAS section CRN 100% online Aimable Twagilimana
AAS306 / HIS 306 AFRICA to 1800
Prerequisite: Upper-division status or instructor permission. African history from the Paleolithic period to 1800. Development of agriculture, ancient civilizations of Africa, iron working societies, the trans-Saharan trade, the impact of Islam and Christianity, traditional African political and social arrangements, the slave trade, and the European presence in early modern Africa
AAS section CRN 4420 TR 9:25-10:40 Kenneth Orosz
HIS section CRN 4419 TR 9:25-10:40 Kenneth Orosz
AAS 321 / SOC 321 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY
The relationship of American social institutions and the African American family; familial relations within the African American family. Useful for students who will interact with a diverse population in their careers, e.g., education and service occupations
AAS section CRN 2553 MWF 11:00-11:50 Ron Stewart
SOC section CRN 1720 MWF 11:00-11:50 Ron Stewart
AAS 322 / HIS 322 AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
Heritage of black Americans; African Americans' existence under slavery; their role in influencing historical events; activity in the Civil War period; the freed men during reconstruction; migration to the north and adjustment to urban life. African American leaders, institutions, and ideas, and their impact on modern America
AAS section CRN 3263 MWF 10:00-10:50 Steve Peraza
HIS section CRN 2500 MWF 10:00-10:50 Steve Peraza
AAS 351 /SOC 351 SOCIOLOGY OF RACE AND ETHNICITY
Prerequisite: SOC 100. The study of racial and ethnic groups in American and other societies; focuses on forms, causes, and effects of prejudice and ethnic conflicts, and the changing relationships of these groups to the larger society. Possible solutions to social problems involving issues of race and ethnicity are also explored.
AAS Section 01 CRN 2554 TR 9:25-10:40 Cameron Herman
SOC Section 02 CRN 3727 TR 9:25-10:40 Cameron Herman
AAS Section 02 CRN 3763 MWF 9:00-9:50 Sarah Ford
SOC Section 01 CRN 1416 MWF 9:00-9:50 Sarah Ford
AAS 389 SAVING AFRICA
Striking a balance among ethnographic case studies, theoretical lenses, and practical implications, the course aims to help students understand what Euro-American efforts at foreign development, including contemporary globalization, look like from an African vantage. An understanding of African expectations of development and developers is especially important for students who hope to pursue practical development work in African contexts.
Section 01 CRN 3245 100% Online Marcus Watson
AAS 389 / PHI 389 RACE AND PROGRESS
African-American philosophical thought with a specific focus on the concept of progress. Both historic and contemporary responses to issues specific to the African-American experience, such as understanding the concepts of race and racism, social and political forces required to generate progress, and the limits of progress within the Black community
AAS Section CRN 3764 TR 3:05-4:20 John Torrey
PHI Section CRN 4312 TR 3:05-4:20 John Torrey
Note: course number is changing to AAS/PHI 361
AAS 421 / THA 421 BLACK DRANA IN AMERICA
Prerequisites: CWP 102 or equivalent. An exploratory and critical analysis of African American playwrights (and playwrights of African descent) and their works. Students will participate in play readings and discussions related to the plays’ social and historical context.
AAS section CRN 4388 MWF 1:00-1:50 Peter Johnson
THA section CRN 3365 MWF 1:00-1:50 Peter Johnson
AAS 425 /CRJ 425 RACE, ETHNICITY AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Prerequisites: CRJ 101 and upper-division status. The current state of race relations in society and the criminal justice system; the historical experiences of different racial and ethnic groups in the United States and their relation to law and the criminal justice system as victims, offenders, and officials in criminal justice institutions
Section 01 CRN 4146 MWF 10:00-10:50 Scott Johnson
Section 02 CRN 2001 MWF 9:00-9:50 Scott Johnson
AAS 468 / HIS 468 READINGS IN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
The major historical writings on selected periods and topics in African American history. Readings, discussions, and writing book reviews and biographical essays. Offered occasionally.
AAS section CRN 4493 MWF 11:00-11:50 Steve Peraza
HIS section CRN 4471 MWF 11:00-11:50 Steve Peraza
MUS 209 SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN MUSIC AND CULTURES
Study of the cultures of sub-Saharan Africa focused on the histories and musics from four specific regions. Two-thirds of class time is in lecture format; one-third is dedicated to learning and performing African rhythms on percussion instruments
Section 02 CRN 2545 T 6:00-8:40 Tiffany Nicely
ECO 389 BLACK POLITICAL ECONOMY
This course introduces a political economy that facilitates a solid and consistent understanding of race and class in the United States and the broader global economy and offers well thought out policy suggestions for social and economic uplift.
ECO section CRN 3322 MWF 2:00-2:50 Curtis Haynes Jr.
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