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 NumberCourse NameSemester Credit HoursCourse DescriptionCross Listed CoursePrerequisite
ASP 101The Black Experience in America3A 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 ApplicableNot Applicable
ASP 102Introduction to Africana Studies 3This is an introductory survey course that examines the basic theoretical concepts used to analyze the global Black experience.Not ApplicableENG 102
ASP 201Seminar in the American Black Experience
3Seminar course that focuses on the transition of African Americans from enslavement to emancipation to citizenship in the modern and postmodern
Not ApplicableASP 101
ASP 202Seminar in Africana Studies3This course is an expansion of ASP
102. Students will conduct research in specific topics of
interest related to the Africana experience.
Not ApplicableENG 102
ASP 301Research Methods in Africana Studies3This course will provide students with conventional quantitative and qualitative research methods.Not ApplicableASP 102 and ASP 202; or consent of instructor
ASP 302Readings in Black Women’s History3This 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 ApplicableASP 101 or consent of instructor
ASP 303The American Civil Rights Movement3An 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 ApplicableASP 101 and ASP 301; or consent of
ASP 305Africana Intellectual Thought3A 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 ApplicableASP 102 and ASP 202 or consent of instructor
ASP 306Economic Development in the Diaspora
3This course examines the global political economic system and its impact on people of the African Diaspora.Not ApplicableASP 202 or consent of instructor
ASP 466Special Topics in Africana Studies3 A seminar for the analysis and discussion of special topics within the discipline of African studies. [May be repeated twice for credit.]Not ApplicableJunior standing or consent of instructor
ASP 489Field Work in the Black Community3Placement in a community based, international or local human service, non-governmental organization, or governmental agency or corporate organization.Not ApplicableASP 202 and ASP 303 or consent of
ASP 499Senior Seminar in Africana Studies3This course is a capstone experience for graduating seniors. This seminar will integrate theory and research with practice.Not ApplicableSenior status or consent of instructor