Africana Studies & Research Center (ASRC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

ASRC 1201

This two-course sequence assumes no previous knowledge of Arabic and provides a thorough grounding in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It starts with the alphabet ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6625ASRC 1201  SEM 101

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6552ASRC 1201  SEM 102

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6553ASRC 1201  SEM 103

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6554ASRC 1201  SEM 104

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 10188ASRC 1201  SEM 105

ASRC 1203

In this two-course sequence learners continue to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing and grammar foundation through the extensive use of graded materials on a ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 1203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6556ASRC 1203  SEM 102

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 1203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17501ASRC 1203  SEM 103

ASRC 1500

This course offers an introduction to the study of Africa, the U.S., the Caribbean and other diasporas.  This course will examine, through a range of disciplines, among them literature, history, politics, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 1500GOVT 1503

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8657ASRC 1500  LEC 001

  • This course will not fulfill the introductory course requirement for Government.

ASRC 1816

An examination of selected works by Zora Neale Hurston which allows the students to study this writer and simultaneously address issues of self-invention, creativity, the imagination and the writing of ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

ASRC 1825

This course deals with educational innovations geared to promoting equal opportunity based on gender, race and class, in Africa and the African Diaspora.  After an introduction of the concepts and theories ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

ASRC 1846

The lead crisis in Flint, Michigan and the protests at Standing Rock are among the recent moments of social unrest concerning development. Communities around the globe are facing rising inequalities, and ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

ASRC 1847

In the context of this course, we will "remap" the cartographical boundaries of the circum-Caribbean to include the U.S. Gulf South. Historically speaking, the Caribbean and the American South have been ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

ASRC 1996

This seminar and its accompanying immersion offer undergraduates the unique opportunity to explore the abolition movement of upstate New York. This course provides an introductory examination of antebellum ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17149ASRC 1996  SEM 101

    • WAfricana Ctr 111
    • Oct 9 - Dec 1, 2017
    • Aching, G

      Miller, A

ASRC 2105

This course is designed for students who can speak and understand a spoken Arabic dialect (Egyptian, Lebanese, Syrian, Iraqi, etc.) but have little or no knowledge of written Arabic, known as Classical ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 2201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17371ASRC 2105  SEM 101

ASRC 2160

Prepare to be challenged in this course exploring the historic and contemporary dynamics of the African American family in U.S. society. From the African Diaspora to the Cosby Show, we will focus on the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 2165HD 2710

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8985ASRC 2160  LEC 001

ASRC 2212

This introductory course to the study of the Caribbean will begin with examinations of what constitutes the Caribbean and an understanding of Caribbean space.  We will then study its peoples, contact between ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 2512LSP 2212

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17150ASRC 2212  SEM 101

ASRC 2350

This course explores the history and significance of musical performance in the African Diaspora. What specific cultural practices survived the Middle Passage, and how were they transformed in the New ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 2350

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17424ASRC 2350  LEC 001

ASRC 2674

This course examines major trends in the evolution of the Middle East in the modern era. Focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries and ending with the  "Arab Spring," we will consider Middle East history ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 2747HIST 2674NES 2674

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8506ASRC 2674  LEC 001

  •  8535ASRC 2674  DIS 201

  •  8536ASRC 2674  DIS 202

  •  8537ASRC 2674  DIS 203

  •  8538ASRC 2674  DIS 204

  •  8771ASRC 2674  DIS 205

  •  8818ASRC 2674  DIS 206

  • 18269ASRC 2674  DIS 207

  • 18622ASRC 2674  DIS 208

ASRC 2770

This team-taught course uses literature and popular culture, alongside literary, social, and cultural theory to consider how people from different cultures encounter and experience each other. The course ... view course details

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  • 16846ASRC 2770  LEC 001

ASRC 3031

This course will examine the "age of democratic revolutions" in the Americas from the perspective of the Black Atlantic. During this momentous era, when European monarchies were successfully challenged ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16659ASRC 3031  LEC 001

ASRC 3100

In this two-semester sequence, learners will be introduced to authentic, unedited Arabic language materials ranging from short stories, and poems, to newspaper articles dealing with social,  political,  ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 3201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6557ASRC 3100  SEM 101

ASRC 3340

Ideas change the world. Sometimes the same ideas can do tremendous good and also cause great suffering. In this course we will consider violence and revolutionary changes through the prism of British 17th ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 3340

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16398ASRC 3340  SEM 101

ASRC 3350

Beyoncé's trajectory from Houston, Texas as a member of the group Destiny's Child to international fame and superstardom and a successful career as a solo singer, actress, clothing designer and entrepreneur ... view course details

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  • 17200ASRC 3350  SEM 101

ASRC 3470

To what extent is New York City part of the Caribbean? This course explores the ways in which writers from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic write New York, whether as tourists, residents, ... view course details

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  • 16978ASRC 3470  SEM 101

ASRC 3501

This course is a survey of the visual artistic traditions of Africa. It investigates the different forms of visual art in relation to their historical and socio-cultural context. The symbolism and complexity ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3510

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17209ASRC 3501  LEC 001

ASRC 3511

In this debate-format exploration of the most polarizing topics in hip hop, we'll examine the intersection of urban culture and American values. Does hip hop glorify violence, or simply reflect the reality ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3511

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8989ASRC 3511  SEM 101

ASRC 3652

What impact did Africa's involvement in the slave trade and its colonization by Europe have on its long-term economic health? What role have post-independence political decisions made within Africa and ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: HIST 3652

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8924ASRC 3652  LEC 001

ASRC 3975

Are you an Afropolitan? Are you a Cosmopolitan? Perhaps yes, perhaps no? How is afropolitanism different from cosmopolitanism, diaspora, or pan-africanism? How about finding it out while exploring the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: COML 3975ENGL 3975

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17273ASRC 3975  SEM 101

ASRC 3999

This course explores the rich and diverse history of African American filmmaking.  Focusing on films written and/or directed by African Americans, this seminar traces the history of filmmaking from the ... view course details

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ASRC 4212

Black women first began to shape the genre of autobiography during the antebellum era slavery.  They were prolific in developing the genre of autobiography throughout the twentieth century, to the point ... view course details

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  • 17205ASRC 4212  SEM 101

  • In Fall 2017 this course will run as The Rabinor Seminar in American Studies.

ASRC 4514

This course examines the intersection of Africana/Black Studies and Postcolonial Studies.  Although the two fields are often perceived as being distinct from one another, in reality they overlap in significant ... view course details

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  • 17211ASRC 4514  SEM 101

ASRC 4547

In this seminar we will explore the Ottoman Empire's presence in the continent, and the continent's influence on the rest of the Ottoman Empire.  In addition to the focus on the history of Ottoman North ... view course details

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  • 17223ASRC 4547  SEM 101

ASRC 4606

The family, as a social institution, is structured according to historical, socio-economic, political, and cultural factors. Course topics include the concepts of the nuclear and extended family, the roles, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 6066SOC 4780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17215ASRC 4606  SEM 101

ASRC 4733

How should decent, anti-racist people respond to the new racialized white identities that have emerged recently in Europe and the United States? What alternative conceptions of whiteness are available? ... view course details

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  • 18624ASRC 4733  SEM 101

ASRC 4900

For senior Africana Studies majors working on honors theses, with selected reading, research projects, etc., under the supervision of a member of the Africana Studies and Research Center faculty. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5857ASRC 4900  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6724ASRC 4900  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Harris, R

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7166ASRC 4900  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6725ASRC 4900  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6726ASRC 4900  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6727ASRC 4900  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7167ASRC 4900  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7728ASRC 4900  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8148ASRC 4900  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8149ASRC 4900  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8294ASRC 4900  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 10230ASRC 4900  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Taiwo, O

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 10283ASRC 4900  IND 623

    • TBA
    • Grovogui, S

ASRC 4902

For students working on special topics, with selected reading, research projects, etc., under the supervision of a member of the Africana Studies and Research Center faculty. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8295ASRC 4902  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5859ASRC 4902  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6751ASRC 4902  IND 604

    • TBA
    • LaBennett, O

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7168ASRC 4902  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6752ASRC 4902  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6753ASRC 4902  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6754ASRC 4902  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6755ASRC 4902  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7710ASRC 4902  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7844ASRC 4902  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Ademoyo, A

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8152ASRC 4902  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8153ASRC 4902  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8296ASRC 4902  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Bulugu, H

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8297ASRC 4902  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Staff

ASRC 6010

This graduate seminar will examine direct and indirect claims by W.E.B. DuBois, Franz Fanon, Sylvia Wynter, and Hortense Spillers for sociogeny as both a critique of and supplement to psychoanalytical ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17231ASRC 6010  SEM 101

ASRC 6011

We will consider a selection of recent scholarship on some of the main issues of African American and Africana Studies.  The African American Intellectual tradition is so vast, that our readings ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6011

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17232ASRC 6011  SEM 001

ASRC 6066

The family, as a social institution, is structured according to historical, socio-economic, political, and cultural factors. Course topics include the concepts of the nuclear and extended family, the roles, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 4606SOC 4780

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17230ASRC 6066  LEC 001

ASRC 6514

This course examines the intersection of Africana/Black Studies and Postcolonial Studies.  Although the two fields are often perceived as being distinct from one another, in reality they overlap in significant ... view course details

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  • 17213ASRC 6514  SEM 101

ASRC 6547

In this seminar we will explore the Ottoman Empire's presence in the continent, and the continent's influence on the rest of the Ottoman Empire.  In addition to the focus on the history of Ottoman North ... view course details

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  • 17224ASRC 6547  SEM 101

ASRC 6900

Independent study course in topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses. Students select a topic in consultation with the faculty member who has agreed to supervise the course work. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6549ASRC 6900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6733ASRC 6900  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ademoyo, A

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6734ASRC 6900  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Gaines, K

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7169ASRC 6900  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6735ASRC 6900  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6736ASRC 6900  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6737ASRC 6900  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7170ASRC 6900  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7709ASRC 6900  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8037ASRC 6900  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8150ASRC 6900  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8151ASRC 6900  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8481ASRC 6900  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Bulugu, H

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8826ASRC 6900  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Terrazas Williams, D

ASRC 6902

This class is the first in a two-part course sequence offered in the fall and spring semesters annually. In this hybrid theory and methods course, students will read historiographic, ethnographic, and ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: History, Political and Social Analysis

  •  8656ASRC 6902  SEM 101