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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COMM 1120DSOC 1120

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  9468ASRC 1120  LEC 001

  • This is a Learning Where You Live course.

ASRC 1121

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • 17846ASRC 1121  SEM 101

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6103ASRC 1201  SEM 101

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6032ASRC 1201  SEM 102

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6033ASRC 1201  SEM 103

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6034ASRC 1201  SEM 104

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 1201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8394ASRC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 1203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6036ASRC 1203  SEM 102

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 1203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8610ASRC 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 1500GOVT 1503

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7840ASRC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 1595HIST 1595

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8929ASRC 1595  LEC 001

ASRC 1650

This course offers an introduction to the philosophy of race. It canvasses key debates in the field concerning the metaphysical status of race, the relationship between the concept of race and racism (and ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 1650

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18813ASRC 1650  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18207ASRC 1816  SEM 101

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

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

  • 18208ASRC 1825  SEM 101

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

ASRC 1832

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18773ASRC 1832  SEM 101

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

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9182ASRC 2003  LEC 001

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 2235ENGL 2935

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9409ASRC 2235  SEM 101

ASRC 2543

World War II was one of the most transformative periods in the history of the 20th century. As a result, scholars, writers and filmmakers continue to re-examine the war from multiple angles. Nonetheless, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2543

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16625ASRC 2543  LEC 001

ASRC 3022

Using Iceberg Slim's "Pimp," Sigmund Freud's writing on humor, Richard Pryor's "Pryor Convictions" (inter alia), as well as Chappelle's own work (from his standup routines to clips from the "Chappelle ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16124ASRC 3022  SEM 101

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3032HIST 3031LATA 3031

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16773ASRC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 3201

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6037ASRC 3100  SEM 101

ASRC 3206

This course studies the life experiences and political struggles of black women who have attained political leadership. It will study their rise to political power through an examination of the autobiographies ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3606FGSS 3206

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16120ASRC 3206  SEM 101

ASRC 3310

This course explores cultural representations of Afro-Asian intimacies and coalition in novels, songs, films, paintings, and poems. What affinities, loves and thefts, and tensions are present in cultural ... view course details

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  • 16126ASRC 3310  SEM 101

ASRC 3550

This course explores written and visual biographies of African American and African women in the fashion industry as a launching point for thinking about beauty, race, gender and class. Some of the questions ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3560FGSS 3540

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16144ASRC 3550  SEM 101

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 3612PMA 3212

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  9602ASRC 3612  STU 501

ASRC 3742

When an African and an African American meet, solidarity is presumed, but often friction is the result. In this course, we will consider how Africans and African Americans see each other through literature. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3732ENGL 3742

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16376ASRC 3742  SEM 101

ASRC 4509

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison received her M.A. in English at Cornell University in 1955.  To study her, in a way, is to gain a deeper understanding of how she journeyed on from her days as a student here ... view course details

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  • 16139ASRC 4509  SEM 101

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  • 18961ASRC 4509  SEM 102

    • R
    • Richardson, R

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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  •  8832ASRC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5363ASRC 4900  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6188ASRC 4900  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6594ASRC 4900  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6189ASRC 4900  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6190ASRC 4900  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6191ASRC 4900  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6595ASRC 4900  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7100ASRC 4900  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7465ASRC 4900  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7466ASRC 4900  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7564ASRC 4900  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8411ASRC 4900  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Taiwo, O

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8429ASRC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7565ASRC 4902  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5365ASRC 4902  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6215ASRC 4902  IND 604

    • TBA
    • LaBennett, O

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6596ASRC 4902  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6216ASRC 4902  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6217ASRC 4902  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6218ASRC 4902  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6219ASRC 4902  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7082ASRC 4902  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Staff

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7209ASRC 4902  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Ademoyo, A

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7469ASRC 4902  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7470ASRC 4902  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7566ASRC 4902  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Bulugu, H

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7567ASRC 4902  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Staff

ASRC 6131

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 6131LATA 6131

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17955ASRC 6131  SEM 101

  • Enrollment limited to: Graduate Students.

ASRC 6513

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison received her M.A. in English at Cornell University in 1955.  To study her, in a way, is to gain a deeper understanding of how she journeyed on from her days as a student here ... view course details

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  • 17666ASRC 6513  SEM 101

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  • 18970ASRC 6513  SEM 102

    • R
    • Richardson, R

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6029ASRC 6900  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6197ASRC 6900  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Ademoyo, A

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6198ASRC 6900  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6597ASRC 6900  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6199ASRC 6900  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6200ASRC 6900  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6201ASRC 6900  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6598ASRC 6900  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7081ASRC 6900  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7386ASRC 6900  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7467ASRC 6900  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7468ASRC 6900  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7718ASRC 6900  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Bulugu, H

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7976ASRC 6900  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Staff

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: History, Political and Social Analysis

  •  7839ASRC 6902  SEM 101