Africana Studies & Research Center (ASRC)Arts and Sciences

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ASRC 1120

This course brings together students, faculty, and invited guests to discuss the art of leadership and the opportunities and challenges women in leadership roles have encountered in their careers and how ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: DSOC 1120MUSIC 1520

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • 17310ASRC 1120  LEC 001

  • This is a Learning Where You Live course.

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

  •  6329ASRC 1201  SEM 101

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6256ASRC 1201  SEM 102

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6257ASRC 1201  SEM 103

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6258ASRC 1201  SEM 104

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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8825ASRC 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

  •  6260ASRC 1203  SEM 102

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 1203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9642ASRC 1203  SEM 103

ASRC 1330

This course is an introduction to the music of Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to exploring the diversity of indigenous musics throughout the continent, students will learn how migration, colonialism, ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: MUSIC 1330

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16780ASRC 1330  LEC 001

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

  •  8139ASRC 1500  LEC 001

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

ASRC 1595

Focusing on political and social history, this course surveys African-American history from Emancipation to the present. The class examines the post-Reconstruction "Nadir" of black life; the mass black ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 1595HIST 1595

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16246ASRC 1595  LEC 001

ASRC 1822

The short story is an ideal genre through which one might gain a basic introduction to African American literature and its major themes.  The foundational contributions to the development of the antebellum ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17921ASRC 1822  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

ASRC 1832

We have a range of expressions that deal with thinking. For example: She is very good at "thinking on her feet" or he "thinks fast" both denote speed of thought – or, the ability to command the response ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17924ASRC 1832  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

ASRC 1841

How did Blackness become an object of curiosity, desire and fascination? How did it become exotic? In this course, we will see that this is not the result of a recent development in the representation ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

ASRC 1845

This course explores the many ways that Black families are depicted on stage, with an emphasis on the work of 20th and 21st century African-American playwrights. Students will read plays by Lorraine Hansberry, ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17916ASRC 1845  SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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 - First. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16967ASRC 1996  SEM 102

ASRC 2003

An introductory interdisciplinary course focusing on Africa's geographical, ecological, social and demographic characteristics; indigenous institutions and values; multiple cultural heritage of Africanity, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16661ASRC 2003  LEC 001

ASRC 2020

The central questions of philosophy are perennial and universal, but the answers that are given to them are always historical and idiomatic.  This course will introduce its enrollees to how these questions ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 2525

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16727ASRC 2020  LEC 001

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

  •  9579ASRC 2105  SEM 101

ASRC 2235

This undergraduate course introduces the formal and topical innovations that African cinema has experienced since its inception in the 1960s. Sections will explore, among others, Nollywood, sci-fi, and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 2235ENGL 2935

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17144ASRC 2235  SEM 101

ASRC 2260

In this class, we will examine how musicians working in such genres as rock, jazz, folk, classical, soul, and experimental music responded and contributed to the major themes of the 1960s in the US: the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 2260MUSIC 2260

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16451ASRC 2260  LEC 001

ASRC 2354

This seminar examines some of the political and cultural visions of Africa and Africans held by African-American intellectuals and activists in the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis is placed ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 2354HIST 2354

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16367ASRC 2354  SEM 101

ASRC 2511

This course explores the social, cultural and communal lives of black women in North America, beginning with the transatlantic slave trade, and ending in 1900. Topics include Northern and Southern enslavement, ... view course details

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  • 16317ASRC 2511  LEC 001

ASRC 2770

Designed for the general student population, this course specifically appeals to students traveling abroad, or who in the future will work with diverse communities (for example, students with interests ... view course details

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  •  9383ASRC 2770  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

  •  6261ASRC 3100  SEM 101

ASRC 3330

Put into questions, the aims of this course are as follow: Should anyone worry about China's presence in Africa? Is China's presence part of the recolonizing of the Continent? Alternatively, is China's ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 3333

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16711ASRC 3330  SEM 101

ASRC 3470

This course explores Caribbean literary, sonic, and visual cultures in New York City from the late 19th century to the present, and examines the ways in which Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican diasporic ... view course details

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  •  9413ASRC 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

  • 17610ASRC 3501  LEC 001

ASRC 3505

Blaxploitation films of the 1970s are remembered for their gigantic Afros, enormous guns, slammin' soundtracks, sex, drugs, nudity, and violence. Never before or since have so many African American performers ... view course details

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  • 16843ASRC 3505  LEC 001

ASRC 3612

Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble is an introductory performance course where students learn performance traditions from across West Africa. No prior experience is necessary. Students may choose to focus ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 3612PMA 3212

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 17764ASRC 3612  STU 501

ASRC 3630

From "Defending our Name" efforts in the late nineteenth century to #SayHerName and #Me, Too in the new millennium, black women have been visible in this nation's public sphere standing at the vanguard ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16983ASRC 3630  LEC 001

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

  •  8366ASRC 3652  LEC 001

ASRC 4151

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  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: COML 4364ROMS 4151

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 18972ASRC 4151  SEM 101

    • MUris Hall 204
    • Oct 15 - Dec 4, 2018
    • Staff

ASRC 4304

It is almost a truism that the United States is the world's most litigious society. As a polity founded on an almost sacralized constitutional foundation, it is no surprise that law and the legal system ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 4104ASRC 6340

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16732ASRC 4304  SEM 101

ASRC 4390

This course focuses on the American South in the nineteenth century as it made the transition from Reconstruction to new forms of social organization and patterns of race relations. Reconstruction will ... view course details

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  • 16360ASRC 4390  SEM 101

ASRC 4402

Hip hop has been dependent on women's contributions, yet female artists have had to work hard to contest their marginalization and objectification in the music and culture. Some of the most heated debates ... view course details

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  • 16721ASRC 4402  SEM 101

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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  •  9505ASRC 4514  SEM 101

ASRC 4601

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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  •   Combined with: EDUC 4590

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16662ASRC 4601  SEM 101

ASRC 4650

This seminar examines the dynamics of modern collective identities which dominated the Egyptian public sphere in the long twentieth century. We will explore the underpinnings and formation of territorial ... view course details

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  • 16537ASRC 4650  SEM 101

ASRC 4733

How should 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? How can ... view course details

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  •  9934ASRC 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

  •  5581ASRC 4900  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6414ASRC 4900  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Harris, R

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6828ASRC 4900  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6415ASRC 4900  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6416ASRC 4900  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6417ASRC 4900  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6829ASRC 4900  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7338ASRC 4900  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7726ASRC 4900  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7727ASRC 4900  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7825ASRC 4900  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8845ASRC 4900  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Taiwo, O

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8870ASRC 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

  •  7826ASRC 4902  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5583ASRC 4902  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6441ASRC 4902  IND 604

    • TBA
    • LaBennett, O

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6830ASRC 4902  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6442ASRC 4902  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6443ASRC 4902  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6444ASRC 4902  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6445ASRC 4902  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7320ASRC 4902  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7454ASRC 4902  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Ademoyo, A

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7730ASRC 4902  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7731ASRC 4902  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7827ASRC 4902  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Bulugu, H

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7828ASRC 4902  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Staff

ASRC 4947

In this course, you will explore nakedness as a form of protest by various social movements and in compelling fictional texts. As you analyze nakedness from ancient Greece to 21th century Africa, Asia, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 4947FGSS 4947

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17603ASRC 4947  SEM 101

ASRC 6022

This course examines racial and ethnic politics in the United States, highlighting its fundamental and constitutive role in shaping American politics more broadly. We will explore the political origins ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 6022

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16765ASRC 6022  SEM 101

ASRC 6132

This graduate seminar seeks to familiarize students with some of the most recent takes on transnational history that have emphasized the experiences of individuals and groups whose lives were affected ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6132

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17326ASRC 6132  SEM 101

ASRC 6330

African-American views of the questions of race in the decolonization in Africa, the question of freedom, and US foreign policy, including but not limited to W.E.B Dubois's internationalism, Richard Wright's ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17322ASRC 6330  SEM 101

ASRC 6340

It is almost a truism that the United States is the world's most litigious society.   As a polity founded on an almost sacralized constitutional foundation, it is no surprise that law and the legal system ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 4104ASRC 4304

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16805ASRC 6340  SEM 101

ASRC 6391

This course focuses on the American South in the nineteenth century as it made the transition from Reconstruction to new forms of social organization and patterns of race relations. Reconstruction will ... view course details

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  • 16362ASRC 6391  SEM 101

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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  •  9507ASRC 6514  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

  •  6253ASRC 6900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6423ASRC 6900  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ademoyo, A

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6424ASRC 6900  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Gaines, K

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6831ASRC 6900  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6425ASRC 6900  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6426ASRC 6900  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6427ASRC 6900  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6832ASRC 6900  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7319ASRC 6900  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7635ASRC 6900  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7728ASRC 6900  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7729ASRC 6900  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7987ASRC 6900  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Bulugu, H

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8286ASRC 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

  •  8138ASRC 6902  SEM 101