Africana Studies & Research Center (ASRC)Arts and Sciences

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ASRC 1121

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  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • 18220ASRC 1121  LEC 001

  • This is a Learning Where You Live course.

ASRC 1202

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 1202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5352ASRC 1202  SEM 102

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 1202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5353ASRC 1202  SEM 103

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 1202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5354ASRC 1202  SEM 104

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 1202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8133ASRC 1202  SEM 105

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

  • 16981ASRC 1500  LEC 001

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

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

  • 17701ASRC 1841  SEM 101

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

ASRC 1848

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18216ASRC 1848  SEM 101

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

ASRC 1900

The digital revolution has made an enormous amount of information available to research scholars, but discovering resources and using them effectively can be challenging. This course introduces students ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: LSP 1101

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 14605ASRC 1900  LEC 001

ASRC 2112

This course examines Black spirituality, religion, and protest from an historical perspective, beginning with African traditions and Christianity during enslavement, which created resistance ideology and ... view course details

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  •  9297ASRC 2112  SEM 101

ASRC 2200

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 2202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8131ASRC 2200  SEM 101

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 2202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5374ASRC 2200  SEM 102

ASRC 2204

This course is designed for students who are interested in reading the language of the Qur'an with accuracy and understanding. The first week (4 classes) will be devoted to an introduction of the history ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARAB 2204RELST 2204

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7314ASRC 2204  SEM 101

  • Taught in English. Does not count towards Arts and Sciences language requirement.

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

  • 17058ASRC 2212  SEM 101

ASRC 2360

What does Islam "say" about music? This course will trace circulations of this question in scholarly, popular, media, and religious discourses. Why and how does it matter what sound is called music and ... view course details

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  • 18141ASRC 2360  LEC 001

ASRC 2505

There is a sentence that is 65 pages long in Don DeLillo's novel "Underworld." Nothing but an unending series of elliptical thoughts, phrases, incomplete thoughts, fragments. Only a novel about the "shot ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 2751

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16946ASRC 2505  LEC 001

ASRC 2512

This course focuses on African American women in the 20th century. The experiences of black women will be examined from a social, practical, communal, and gendered perspective. Topics include the Club ... view course details

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  •  9163ASRC 2512  LEC 001

ASRC 2631

This course surveys modern U.S. history, from Reconstruction to the contemporary period.  It will examine how race has been the terrain on which competing ideas of the American nation have been contested.  ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AAS 2641AMST 2645HIST 2641

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16449ASRC 2631  LEC 001

  • 16450ASRC 2631  DIS 201

  • 16451ASRC 2631  DIS 202

  • 16452ASRC 2631  DIS 203

  • 16453ASRC 2631  DIS 204

  • 16454ASRC 2631  DIS 205

ASRC 2670

This lecture class will explore the socio-cultural history of modern Egypt from the late 18th century to the 21st century "Arab Spring." We will explore Egyptian history under the Ottomans and the Mamluks, ... view course details

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ASRC 2870

This course examines some major justice movements of the modern era, introducing students to a submerged history that should neither be idealized nor forgotten. One goal will be to connect the ongoing ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: ENGL 2870

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16271ASRC 2870  SEM 101

ASRC 2955

"Why no socialism in America?" Scholars and activists have long pondered the relative dearth (compared to other industrialized societies) of sustained, popular, anticapitalist activity in the United States. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 2955HIST 2955

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16457ASRC 2955  LEC 001

ASRC 3020

Hip Hop/Hipster/Immigrant/Brownstone Brooklyn. This course borrows from hip hop's notion of "representing" to explore popular and cultural understandings of race and place in Brooklyn as depicted in print, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3020ANTHR 3020

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16963ASRC 3020  SEM 101

ASRC 3101

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 3202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7056ASRC 3101  SEM 101

ASRC 3333

The course looks at the connection between ethics and society.  It does so by focusing on the issues raised by the phenomenon of aid, giving or receiving it, and how we understand and react to it.  We ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 2941

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16971ASRC 3333  SEM 101

ASRC 3480

Few areas of cultural expression can rise to the importance of music in Brazilian life. This seminar-style course employs discussion, critical reading and listening – and hands-on music-making – to investigate ... view course details

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  • 16961ASRC 3480  LEC 001

ASRC 3506

This interdisciplinary undergraduate lecture examines the visual culture of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade from the 16th century to the present. Lectures present artifacts, prints, paintings, ... view course details

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  • 16725ASRC 3506  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

  •  9545ASRC 3612  STU 501

ASRC 4115

This course focuses on the complex history related to this famous incident from 1969 and draws on a range of materials, including some of the archival resources available in the John Henrik Clarke Library. The ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 6115

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18203ASRC 4115  SEM 101

ASRC 4368

This seminar will focus on the writings of the polymorphous Martinican poet and thinker, Édouard Glissant (1928-2011).  We will attend to the historical context of French colonialism, particularly in the ... view course details

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  • 17500ASRC 4368  SEM 001

ASRC 4602

There are two contrasting views of the status and role of women in Africa. One view portrays African women as controlled by men in all social institutions. Another view projects women as having a relatively ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 6602

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7414ASRC 4602  SEM 101

ASRC 4637

This seminar explores the narratives of Black girlhood in contemporary media and popular culture. This exploration will also deal with the dearth of existing narratives around Black girlhood ... view course details

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  • 16534ASRC 4637  SEM 101

ASRC 4721

This course focuses on issues of conflict, peace, and reconciliation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories as well as Sub-Saharan Africa. Both regions exemplify how issues ranging from nationalism ... view course details

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  • 18041ASRC 4721  SEM 101

  • Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

ASRC 4901

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 Graded

  •  6226ASRC 4901  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6227ASRC 4901  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6228ASRC 4901  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6229ASRC 4901  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6230ASRC 4901  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6593ASRC 4901  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6231ASRC 4901  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6232ASRC 4901  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6791ASRC 4901  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7205ASRC 4901  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7206ASRC 4901  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7437ASRC 4901  IND 617

    • TBA
    • LaBennett, O

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7438ASRC 4901  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Taiwo, O

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7460ASRC 4901  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Grovogui, S

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8398ASRC 4901  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Gaines, K

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8399ASRC 4901  IND 621

    • TBA
    • Snorton, C

ASRC 4903

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

  •  6204ASRC 4903  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6205ASRC 4903  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6206ASRC 4903  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6207ASRC 4903  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6208ASRC 4903  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6209ASRC 4903  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6210ASRC 4903  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6797ASRC 4903  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Grovogui, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6874ASRC 4903  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6875ASRC 4903  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Ademoyo, A

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7207ASRC 4903  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7208ASRC 4903  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7341ASRC 4903  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Bulugu, H

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7439ASRC 4903  IND 623

    • TBA
    • LaBennett, O

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7440ASRC 4903  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Taiwo, O

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9537ASRC 4903  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Sheppard, S

ASRC 6115

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 4115

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18204ASRC 6115  SEM 101

ASRC 6207

This course examines black feminist theories as they are articulated in the cross-cultural experiences of women across the African Diaspora. We will explore a variety of theories, texts and creative encounters ... view course details

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  • 16936ASRC 6207  SEM 101

ASRC 6212

This course will explore the ways in which Michel Foucault's oeuvre transitions from a concern with sovereignty to a preoccupation with biopolitics. Foucault's early work (one understands that there is ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 6912GOVT 6215

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8954ASRC 6212  SEM 101

ASRC 6321

This seminar explores the international and transnational dimensions of the Black Power Movement, broadly defined. Beginning with an examination of transnationalism in the early 20th century, it examines ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 6321HIST 6321

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16925ASRC 6321  SEM 101

ASRC 6368

This seminar will focus on the writings of the polymorphous Martinican poet and thinker, Édouard Glissant (1928-2011).  We will attend to the historical context of French colonialism, particularly in the ... view course details

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  • 17507ASRC 6368  SEM 001

ASRC 6600

In the 1950s and 1960s, the human capital theory that emphasizes the importance of formal education for achievement of full productive potential of individuals and economic growth and development of countries ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: EDUC 5020

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7413ASRC 6600  SEM 101

ASRC 6602

There are two contrasting views of the status and role of women in Africa. One view portrays African women as controlled by men in all social institutions. Another view projects women as having a relatively ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 4602

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7700ASRC 6602  SEM 101

ASRC 6637

This seminar explores the narratives of Black girlhood in contemporary media and popular culture. This exploration will also deal with the dearth of existing narratives around Black girlhood ... view course details

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  • 16537ASRC 6637  SEM 101

ASRC 6901

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

  •  6211ASRC 6901  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6594ASRC 6901  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Harris, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6212ASRC 6901  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6213ASRC 6901  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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Syllabi: none
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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6214ASRC 6901  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6215ASRC 6901  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6595ASRC 6901  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6216ASRC 6901  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6217ASRC 6901  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6798ASRC 6901  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7209ASRC 6901  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7210ASRC 6901  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7441ASRC 6901  IND 617

    • TBA
    • LaBennett, O

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7442ASRC 6901  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Taiwo, O

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9561ASRC 6901  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Sheppard, S

ASRC 6903

The seminar is coordinated and supervised by one professor but team taught by three or four faculty members per semester. Each participating faculty member is responsible for a topical segment of the course ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Cultural, Literary, Visual Analysis

  •  7698ASRC 6903  SEM 101

ASRC 8901

No description available. view course details

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6218ASRC 8901  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6219ASRC 8901  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Harris, R

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6220ASRC 8901  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6221ASRC 8901  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6222ASRC 8901  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6223ASRC 8901  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6224ASRC 8901  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Makki, F

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6225ASRC 8901  RSC 712

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6799ASRC 8901  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6800ASRC 8901  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  7091ASRC 8901  RSC 715

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  7211ASRC 8901  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  7212ASRC 8901  RSC 717

    • TBA
    • Woubshet, D

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  • 6 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  7213ASRC 8901  RSC 718

    • TBA
    • Crawford, M