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2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

AFA 2000 Introduction to African American Studies
Credits: 3.

An integration interdisciplinary exploration of selected themes and representative materials in the African-American experience in North America, emphasizing continuity and change. (H) (WR)

AFA 3110 Key Issues in African-American and Black Atlantic Thought
Credits: 3

This course will focus on the leading voices of resistance and social change that have influenced African-American intellectual history, black public consciousness, political action and social theory. (D, H).

AFA 3240 The African Diaspora
Credits: 3.

Overview of transnational fields of cultural contact, power and competing economic interests in which the African Diaspora developed.

AFA 3332 Black Feminist and Womanist Theory
Credits: 3.

Interdisciplinary survey of African-American and Afro-descendant women's contributions to feminist theory.

AFA 3360 Archaeology of African American Life and Culture
Credits: 3.

Historical overview of African American archaeology, including important cases, key figures, major issues and development of the field. (S) (WR)

AFA 3362 Up From Slavery
Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000 or permission of instructor.

An analysis of Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery in terms of its historical, economic and social contexts.

AFA 3363 The Black Experience: Psychological Perspectives
Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000.

An interdisciplinary course examining themes, premises, and theories presented by major psychological theorists in their depictions and accounts of the behavior of Black people in America; the growth of Black psychology. (S, D) (WR)

AFA 3850 Research Methods in African American History
Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000 or permission of instructor.

Research methods in African-American history. (H, N, S)

AFA 3915C Mentoring At-Risk Youth
Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 2000 or permission of instructor.

A community service-learning course that develops mentoring and critical-thinking skills though instruction, analysis and service. (WR) (S, N)

AFA 3930 Special Topics in African American Studies
Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing, or by instructor permission.

Lectures and seminars covering selected topics of current interests in African-American Studies. (D, S)

AFA 4905 Individual Study
Credits: 1 to 5; Prereq: permission of director of the African-American Studies program.

Directed individual reading or research on topics in African-American studies.

AFA 4936 African American Studies Senior Integrative Seminar 1
Credits: 3.

Examination of bibliographic resources and analysis of theory, method and special problems in the field of African-American studies.

AFA 4937 African-American Studies Senior Integrative Seminar 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: AFA 4936, or permission of director of the African-American Studies program.

A research seminar providing directed investigation on topics of interdisciplinary interest to scholars in diverse fields.

AMH 3574 Problems in African-American History
Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.

A reading and discussion course with primary focus on the question of black nationalism versus assimilation. (WR)

AMH 4571 American Civil War and Reconstruction
Credits: 3. Prereq: refer to the department.

Analyzes the political, social and economic transformation of the Union, highlighting the Presidency of Lincoln, the evolution of federal policies of Unionist loyalty and slave emancipation, the development of Union military leadership, and the tragically unsuccessful post-war attempt to provide justice to the freed people. (H) (WR)

AML 3270 African-American Literature 1
Credits: 3.

This course surveys the development of African American literature from its beginning to 1945.

AML 3271 African-American Literature 2
Credits: 3.

This course surveys the development of African American Literature from 1945 to the present.

MUH 4016 History of Jazz
Credits: 3.

From African, Latin-American, and Black American sources, through contemporary development. (H, N)

General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • Biological Sciences (B)
  • Composition (C)
  • Diversity (D)*
  • Humanities (H)
  • International (N)*
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Physical Sciences (P)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)

* Students who entered UF prior to Summer B 2007 and/or whose catalog year is not 2007-08: Current students who have not already completed six hours of "I" - international/diversity credits can do so now by taking "D" and "N" courses.

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course may be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.
  • Refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific information.