The Carter G. Woodson Institute, U.Va.

The Carter G. Woodson Institute

for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia

Spring 2014

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African-American and African Studies Program

AAS 1020, Introduction to Africna Americn and African Studies II

Instructor: Claudrena Harold

Tues/Thurs. 12:30-1:45PM, Minor Hall 125

This introductory course builds upon the histories of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean surveyed in AAS 101. Drawing on disciplines such as Anthropology, History, Religious Studies, Political Science and Sociology, the course focuses on the period from the late 19th century to the present and is comparative in perspective. It examines the links and disjunctions between communities of African descent in the United States and in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. The course begins with an overview of AAS, its history, assumptions, boundaries, and topics of inquiry, and then proceeds to focus on a number of inter-related themes: patterns of cultural experience; community formation; comparative racial classification; language and society; family and kinship; religion; social and political movements; arts and aesthetics; and archaeology of the African Diaspora.

AAS 2224, Black Femininity and Masculinity in the US Media

AAS 3456, The Supreme Court and the Civil Rights Movement

AAS 3500-001, Race, Culture & Inequality

AAS 3500-002, African American Health Professionals

AAS 3559-001, Black Fire


AAS 4109, Civil Rights Movement & the Media

AAS 4500, Critical Race Theory

AAS 4501, Black Power

AAS 4559-001, Heard it on the Radio

AAS 4570-002, Women & Muslim Culture in Africa

AAS 4570-003, Black Conservatism & its Critics


ANTH 4590, Women & Muslim Culture in Africa


ENAM 3140, African American Literature II

ENAM 4840, Fictions of Black Identity

ENLT 2547, Black Writers in America


HIAF 2002, Modern African History

HIAF 3559-001, African Decolonization

HIME 2002, History of the Middle East and North Africa, ca. 1500-Present

HIST 4501-005, Religion in Africa and the Mideast


LNGS 2220, Black English


MUSI 3090, Performance in Africa


PLCP 3410, Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

PLAP 4810, Class, Race and the Environment

PLCP 4810, Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa


RELA 3900 – Islam in Africa

RELI 3900 – Islam in Africa


SOC 3410, Race and Ethnic Relations

SOC 4550, Race & Ethics

Studies in Women and Gender

WGS 3130, Geographies of Desire: Race, Gender, Place, Identity

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