African American Studies (AFAM)


AFAM 1301 Race Class and Gender in America: 3 semester hours.

This survey-based course examines the theoretical and historical impact of race, gender, and class in American society.

AFAM 2302 Introduction to Research Methods and Writing in African American Studies: 3 semester hours.

This course serves as an introduction to research methods and techniques of research writing. The course will focus on issues such as identifying research topics, evaluating academic sources and the documentation of sources.

AFAM 4301 Seminar in African American Studies: 3 semester hours.

The course allows students explore some of the themes and issues in previous coursework in greater depth. Students also rely on conceptual and operational methods to research and write about the experiences of African Americans.
Prerequisites: AFAM 2302 and HIST 3301.

AFAM 4302 Internship in Public History: 3 semester hours.

This course offers students an opportunity to undertake a supervised internship with an organization or institutions dedicated to public presentation of the past. Internships can take places at historic sites, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, house museums, research libraries, and archives that engage in heritage interpretation, preservation and research.
Prerequisites: AFAM 2302 and HIST 3301.

AFAM 4331 Special Topics in African American Studies: 3 semester hours.

This course will focus on specific topics, trends, new directions, and issues in African American Studies that the professor deems appropriate and/or meets students’ interests. Special topics courses will broadly engage major themes such as: race, class, gender, justice, art and cultural production, and power. This course may be repeated for credit when topics vary.