Africana Studies & Research Center (ASRC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

ASRC 1100

Provides an introduction to the Swahili language and culture. In this course, students engage in short conversations and communicative tasks in interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes on ... view course details

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ASRC 1108

A two-semester beginner's course in Yoruba Language and Culture. Organized to offer Yoruba language skills and proficiency in speaking, reading, listening, writing, and translation. Focus is placed on ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6718ASRC 1108  SEM 101

    • MTWRF
    • Ademoyo, A

  • This course is part of the Shared Course Initiative and will be taught from Yale University and Columbia using videoconferencing technology.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

ASRC 1113

IsiZulu is the most widely spoken language in the Southern African region and it is an official language of South Africa. This two-semester beginners' course emphasizes speaking and listening, and trains ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8460ASRC 1113  LEC 001

    • MTWRF
    • Feldman, D

  • This class is taught distance learning streaming from Yale University.

ASRC 1117

Wolof is an African language. It is widely spoken in West Africa in countries such as Senegal, The Gambia and Mauritania. Wolof is the most widely spoken language in Senegal.  There are strong historical ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8772ASRC 1117  LEC 001

    • MTWR
    • Feldman, D

  • This class is taught distance learning streaming from Columbia University.

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: NES 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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    Combined with: NES 1201

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    Combined with: NES 1201

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    Combined with: NES 1201

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    Combined with: NES 1201

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    Combined with: NES 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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: NES 1203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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    Combined with: NES 1203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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    • Taiwo, O

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

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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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17149ASRC 1996  SEM 101

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    • Oct 9 - Dec 1, 2017
    • Aching, G

ASRC 2101

Intermediate Swahili levels I and II in general impart speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills beyond Swahili elementary level to participate with ease and confidence in familiar topics and exchange ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

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: NES 2203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASRC 2110

The intermediate course extends the development of the main language skills-reading, writing, listening, and conversation. The course deepens the development of correct native pronunciation, the accuracy ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

ASRC 2116

The course is structured around IsiZulu Sanamuhla, a set of web-based learning materials that features Zulu-speaking students and families in South Africa. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8822ASRC 2116  SEM 101

    • MTWRF
    • Feldman, D

  • This class is taught distance learning streaming from Yale University.

ASRC 2118

Wolof is an African language. It is widely spoken in West Africa in countries such as Senegal, The Gambia, and Mauritania. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9165ASRC 2118  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Staff

  • This class is taught distance learning, streaming from Columbia University.

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: HD 2710

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASRC 2212

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    Combined with: ENGL 2512LSP 2212

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASRC 2308

This course examines the development of the Caribbean since the Haitian Revolution.  It  will focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and our readings pay particular attention to the ways in which ... view course details

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    Combined with: HIST 2541LATA 2308

  • 4 Credits Graded

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

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

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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    Combined with: AMST 2770ENGL 2770LSP 2770

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Combined with: AMST 3032HIST 3031LATA 3031

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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: NES 3201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASRC 3110

This course will help students expand their understanding of the Yoruba language through the communicative approach. We will focus on the four skills, speaking, listening, learning, and writing. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

ASRC 3113

The course is structured around IsiZulu Sanamuhla, a set of web-based learning materials that features Zulu-speaking students and families in South Africa. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8462ASRC 3113  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Staff

  • This class is taught distance learning streaming from Yale University.

ASRC 3340

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    Combined with: ENGL 3340

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASRC 3350

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ASRC 3470

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ASRC 3501

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    Combined with: ARTH 3510

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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    Combined with: HIST 3652

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASRC 3975

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    Combined with: COML 3975ENGL 3975

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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ASRC 4393

In 1850 American politicians banded together cross-regionally, passed a Fugitive Slave Law and breathed a sigh of relief, thinking they had once again dodged the slavery issue that threatened disunion. ... view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 4393HIST 4393HIST 6393

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASRC 4514

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    Combined with: ARTH 4514ARTH 6514ASRC 6514

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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ASRC 4606

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    Combined with: ASRC 6066SOC 4780

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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  •  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

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    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6726ASRC 4900  IND 609

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    • Hassan, S

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6727ASRC 4900  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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  •  7167ASRC 4900  IND 612

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    • Richardson, R

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  •  7728ASRC 4900  IND 615

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    • Gosa, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8148ASRC 4900  IND 616

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    • Aching, G

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  •  8149ASRC 4900  IND 617

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    • Rooks, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8294ASRC 4900  IND 618

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    • Byfield, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

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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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6753ASRC 4902  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6754ASRC 4902  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6755ASRC 4902  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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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

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    • Bulugu, H

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8297ASRC 4902  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Staff

ASRC 6010

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASRC 6011

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    Combined with: HIST 6011

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ASRC 6066

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    Combined with: ASRC 4606SOC 4780

  • 4 Credits Graded

ASRC 6514

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    Combined with: ARTH 4514ARTH 6514ASRC 4514

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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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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

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ASRC 6902

This course is the first in a two-part course sequence offered in the fall and spring semesters annually. (PALABER: HAVE A SEAT; HEAR ME OUT) view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: History, Political and Social Analysis

  •  8656ASRC 6902  SEM 101

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    • Rooks, N