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AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES (AAST)

Professor Ida M. Johnson, Interim Director
Office: 106-H ten Hoor Hall

AAST 201 Introduction to African-American Studies (same as AMS 201). Three hours.

A basic outline of the diversity and complexity of the African-American experience in the United States: the early academic and social concerns of black studies advocates; the changes in the field's objectives that arise from its connections to contemporary social movements for black power, women's liberation, and multiculturalism; and its major theoretical and critical debates.

AAST 249 Afro-American Literature (same as EN 249). Three hours.

AAST 302 The Black Church. Three hours.

A survey of mainstream Christian expressions of black spirituality as well as other forms of sacred collective consciousness. Study of local churches and theology is encouraged.

AAST 303 Education of Southern Blacks. Three hours.

A study of the "miseducation" of Africans in America. The course explores education for blacks from West Africa at the middle of the second millennium and early American society to the emergence of the separate school system of the 19th and 20th centuries.

AAST 319 Nineteenth-Century Black History (same as HY 319). Three hours.

AAST 320 Twentieth-Century Black History (same as HY 320). Three hours.

AAST 352 Social Inequality (same as SOC 352). Three hours.

AAST 402 Special Topics in African-American Studies. Three hours.

An examination of selected African-American topics.

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