Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix. Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description. Prerequisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.
Subject Prefix and Course Number
Semester Credit Hours
Cross Listed Course
|ASP 101||The Black Experience in America||3||A survey of black people from freedom in Africa to enslavement in the United States, specifically examining enslaved and free black communities in colonial and antebellum era.||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
|ASP 102||Introduction to Africana Studies||3||This is an introductory survey course that examines the basic theoretical concepts used to analyze the global Black experience.||Not Applicable||ENG 102|
|ASP 201||Seminar in the American Black Experience||3||Seminar course that focuses on the transition of African Americans from enslavement to emancipation to citizenship in the modern and postmodern|
|Not Applicable||ASP 101|
|ASP 202||Seminar in Africana Studies||3||This course is an expansion of ASP|
102. Students will conduct research in specific topics of
interest related to the Africana experience.
|Not Applicable||ENG 102|
|ASP 301||Research Methods in Africana Studies||3||This course will provide students with conventional quantitative and qualitative research methods.||Not Applicable||ASP 102 and ASP 202; or consent of instructor|
|ASP 302||Readings in Black Women’s History||3||This course uses various primary sources to examine the contribution of black women to the literary canon and historiography of Western and non-Western societies.||Not Applicable||ASP 101 or consent of instructor|
|ASP 303||The American Civil Rights Movement||3||An investigation of the Civil Rights Movement|
in the 20th century. Focus on the strategic and philosophical debates among the leadership, organizations, the role of government and citizens in shaping reform.
|Not Applicable||ASP 101 and ASP 301; or consent of
|ASP 305||Africana Intellectual Thought||3||A seminar course which examines the political movements of African descendent people, inclusive of the|
societal dynamics that provided the impetus and context for political struggle and cultural production.
|Not Applicable||ASP 102 and ASP 202 or consent of instructor|
|ASP 306||Economic Development in the Diaspora||3||This course examines the global political economic system and its impact on people of the African Diaspora.||Not Applicable||ASP 202 or consent of instructor|
|ASP 466||Special Topics in Africana Studies||3||A seminar for the analysis and discussion of special topics within the discipline of African studies. [May be repeated twice for credit.]||Not Applicable||Junior standing or consent of instructor|
|ASP 489||Field Work in the Black Community||3||Placement in a community based, international or local human service, non-governmental organization, or governmental agency or corporate organization.||Not Applicable||ASP 202 and ASP 303 or consent of
|ASP 499||Senior Seminar in Africana Studies||3||This course is a capstone experience for graduating seniors. This seminar will integrate theory and research with practice.||Not Applicable||Senior status or consent of instructor|