African American Studies (AAST)

Courses

AAST 400. Blacks and South Asians in London. 6 hours.

A survey of the separate and overlapping politics, cultures, and histories of London's Black and South Asian communities since World War II. Course Information: Same as GLAS 400. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

AAST 401. Senior Seminar in African American Studies. 3 hours.

Advanced capstone experience. Completion of a major research project in an area of student interest. Emphasis on the research process, writing, and presentation of completed project. Course Information: Previously listed as AAST 390. Prerequisite(s): AAST 206 and junior standing or above or consent of the instructor.

AAST 406. Politics of Race, Gender and Class. 3 or 4 hours.

Formation of social status categories, individual and collective identity construction, the mechanisms of group-based marginalization and stigmatization; relationship between social status categories. Course Information: Same as GWS 406. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): AAST 100 or GWS 102 or GWS 101; or graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor.

AAST 407. Seminar in Comparative Racialization. 3 or 4 hours.

Provides an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the making and remaking of "race" and the resultant racialized experiences of different groups in the U.S. and globally. Course Information: Same as SOC 407. Prerequisite(s): AAST 247 or AAST 248 or AAST 340 or SOC 225; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

AAST 441. Topics in African History. 3 or 4 hours.

Specific topics are announced each term. Course Information: Same as HIST 441. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of African history, African American studies, or consent of the instructor.

AAST 481. Topics in African and African American History. 3 or 4 hours.

African and/or African American history for students with significant background in the field. Topics vary. Course Information: Same as HIST 485. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): AAST 247 or AAST 248 or HIST 104 or HIST 247 or HIST 248 or consent of the instructor.

AAST 490. Topics in African American Literature. 3 or 4 hours.

African American literature and culture for students with significant background in the field. Topics vary. Course Information: Same as ENGL 473. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): AAST 357 or AAST 360 or ENGL 357; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

AAST 492. Topics in Social Science Research. 3 or 4 hours.

Inclusive examination of a selected specialized topic based on instructor's field. Topics are drawn from research in political science, psychology, sociology, and history. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): AAST 100 or consent of the instructor.

AAST 496. Topics in Race, Ethnic and Minority History. 3 or 4 hours.

Specific topics are announced each term. Course Information: Same as HIST 496. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of history or consent of the instructor.