Africana Studies & Research Center (ASRC)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 1202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5281ASRC 1202  SEM 102

    • MTWRF
    • Al-Omar, B

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 1202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5282ASRC 1202  SEM 103

    • MTWRF
    • Shahda, A

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 1202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5283ASRC 1202  SEM 104

    • MTWRF
    • Al-Omar, B

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 1202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7921ASRC 1202  SEM 105

    • MTWRF
    • Shahda, A

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 1500GOVT 1503

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9215ASRC 1500  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Boyce Davies, C

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

ASRC 1844

At the conclusion of World War II, the US ushered in a new international order based on the principles of the Atlantic Charter, which became the basis for the United Nations Charter: including but not ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17417ASRC 1844  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Grovogui, S

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

ASRC 1849

The dearth of trans-Saharan slave narratives should not deter us from undertaking the task of recovering the voices of the enslaved. The absence of an African body of narratives written by slaves that ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17418ASRC 1849  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Ltifi, A

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

ASRC 1850

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17419ASRC 1850  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Willoughby, O

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second.  Combined with: LSP 1101

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • 14669ASRC 1900  LEC 001

ASRC 2006

This course is a seminar focused on a service-learning approach to understanding the history of neoliberal transformations of the global economy through the lens of an island (Jamaica) and a community ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one field studies. Combined with: AMST 2016HIST 2006

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16859ASRC 2006  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Baptist, E

  • 17870ASRC 2006  FLD 801

    • TBA
    • Mar 29 - Apr 3, 2020
    • Staff

  • Trip to Jamaica will take place over spring break. Depart Ithaca and arrive in Jamaica on March 28, 2020. Department Jamaica and return to Ithaca on April 4, 2020.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 2202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7919ASRC 2200  SEM 101

    • MTWR
    • Weatherspoon, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 2202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5303ASRC 2200  SEM 102

    • MTWR
    • Weatherspoon, M

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 2204RELST 2204

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16468ASRC 2204  SEM 101

    • MTWR
    • Younes, M

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2541LATA 2308

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16880ASRC 2308  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Byfield, J

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AAS 2641AMST 2645HIST 2641

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8926ASRC 2631  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Chang, D

  •  8927ASRC 2631  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  •  8928ASRC 2631  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

  •  8929ASRC 2631  DIS 203

    • F
    • Staff

  •  8930ASRC 2631  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

ASRC 2650

This course will introduce students to the African American literary tradition. Through aesthetic and contextual approaches, we will consider how African American life and culture has defined and constituted ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2650ENGL 2650

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16584ASRC 2650  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Spires, D

ASRC 2747

Beyond the smoking gun and the femme fatale, do detective novels have more to say? Can entertainment legitimately address social issues? And can popular fiction be as complex as 'high brow' literature?  ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 2747

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17506ASRC 2747  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Ngugi, M

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 2870

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8810ASRC 2870  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Brady, M

      Viramontes, H

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 3202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6940ASRC 3101  SEM 101

    • MTWR
    • Al-Omar, B

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3333

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17034ASRC 3330  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Grovogui, S

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 3340

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17707ASRC 3340  SEM 101

    • MW
    • Ngugi, M

ASRC 3434

This course offers undergraduates a unique approach to exploring the abolition movement of central New York. It is an experiential course that includes visits to specific known underground stations as ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17051ASRC 3434  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Aching, G

ASRC 3590

This course provides a critical historical interrogation of what Black Marxism author Cedric Robinson called "the Black Radical Tradition." It will introduce students to some of the major currents in the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3590HIST 3590

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16995ASRC 3590  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Rickford, R

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

  •  8673ASRC 3612  STU 501

    • T
    • Anim, I

ASRC 4291

Marriage was the widely expected norm within African societies. The institution was an important marker of adulthood, linking individuals and lineages in a network of mutual cooperation and support. Marriage ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17159ASRC 4291  SEM 101

    • W
    • Byfield, J

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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  • 17196ASRC 4390  SEM 101

    • R
    • Washington, M

ASRC 4672

This seminar examines the emergence of national identities, nationalist movements, and nation-states in the modern Arab world. First, we will examine various approaches to the question of nationalism, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16453ASRC 4672  SEM 101

    • W
    • Fahmy, Z

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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  •  9466ASRC 4721  SEM 101

  • Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program. Essay required for selective admission to field-trip.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6136ASRC 4901  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6137ASRC 4901  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6138ASRC 4901  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6139ASRC 4901  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6140ASRC 4901  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6498ASRC 4901  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6141ASRC 4901  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6142ASRC 4901  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6688ASRC 4901  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7086ASRC 4901  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7087ASRC 4901  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7299ASRC 4901  IND 617

    • TBA
    • LaBennett, O

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7300ASRC 4901  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Taiwo, O

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7321ASRC 4901  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Grovogui, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8092ASRC 4901  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Gaines, K

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8093ASRC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6122ASRC 4903  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6123ASRC 4903  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6124ASRC 4903  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6125ASRC 4903  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6126ASRC 4903  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6127ASRC 4903  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6128ASRC 4903  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6694ASRC 4903  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Grovogui, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6763ASRC 4903  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6764ASRC 4903  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Ademoyo, A

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7088ASRC 4903  IND 619

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7089ASRC 4903  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7207ASRC 4903  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Bulugu, H

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7301ASRC 4903  IND 623

    • TBA
    • LaBennett, O

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7302ASRC 4903  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Taiwo, O

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8669ASRC 4903  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Sheppard, S

ASRC 4995

The course examines how postcolonial African writers and filmmakers engage with and revise controversial images of bodies and sexuality--genital cursing, same-sex desire, HIV/AIDS, genital surgeries, etc. ... view course details

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  • 18011ASRC 4995  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Diabate, N

ASRC 6020

No description available. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 6020

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17290ASRC 6020  SEM 101

ASRC 6322

This graduate seminar will explore major currents in historical writing about African-American life and culture in the twentieth century. Focusing on social, intellectual, and labor history, we will identify ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 6322HIST 6322

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17210ASRC 6322  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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Syllabi: none
  • 17199ASRC 6391  SEM 101

    • R
    • Washington, M

ASRC 6511

No description available. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 6511

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18063ASRC 6511  SEM 101

    • W
    • Boyce Davies, C

ASRC 6525

Using Jameson's 2015 essay, "An American Utopia," as its point of departure, this course takes up the relation amongst conscription, democracy and politics. In their work, Jameson ("Utopia"), Machiavelli ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17084ASRC 6525  SEM 101

    • M
    • Farred, G

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6129ASRC 6901  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Edmondson, L

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6499ASRC 6901  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Harris, R

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6130ASRC 6901  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Boyce Davies, C

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6131ASRC 6901  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Assie-Lumumba, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6132ASRC 6901  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Hassan, S

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6133ASRC 6901  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Farred, G

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6500ASRC 6901  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Staff

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6134ASRC 6901  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6135ASRC 6901  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Byfield, J

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6695ASRC 6901  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Gosa, T

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7090ASRC 6901  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Aching, G

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7091ASRC 6901  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Rooks, N

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7303ASRC 6901  IND 617

    • TBA
    • LaBennett, O

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7304ASRC 6901  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Taiwo, O

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8689ASRC 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Cultural, Literary, Visual Analysis

  •  7541ASRC 6903  SEM 101

    • T
    • Aching, G