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African American Studies Courses

African American Studies Courses

Introduction to African-American Studies

Course Number: AFRAM 1
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Overview of the field of African American Studies: History, literature, the arts and material culture, as well as sociological, political, economic, public policy, and philosophical perspectives on the experience of people of African descent in the United States.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Black Economics

Course Number: AFRAM 2
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Concentration on those areas of the U.S. economy that affect African-Americans the most  Economic contributions of slave labor; the connection between race, gender and  ages, Black  entrepreneurs, philosophies of economic empowerment, globalization, and a critical examination of capitalism and socialism from an African centered perspective.
2203.00AA/AS area 2, 5  CS  area D2, D3  IGETC areas 4B, 4C

 

The African-American Family in the United States

Course Number: AFRAM 5
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
History related to the formation of the black family: From slavery to current debates about the structure of black families. Examination of effects of larger demographic, political and social changes on African American families.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

African-American Politics

Course Number: AFRAM 8
Units: 3-4
Class: 3-4 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Analysis and understanding of major trends and developments in the politics of African-Americans: Emphasis on African-American politicians within the two-party system.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Perceptions of the African-American Male in
America

Course Number: AFRAM 11
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: The African-American male in the history of the United States: Roles in sports, economics, entertainment, military, politics and family structure. 2203.00CSU area D3, D4, D6; IGETC area 4C

 

Psychology of African-Americans

Course Number: AFRAM 12
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Principles of psychology as they relate to the African-American community: Selected social problems such as prejudice and desegregation, racial conflict, and deviancy in the community from an African- American perspective.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D, E; IGETC area 4

 

Social Psychology of African-American Male/Female Relationships

Course Number: AFRAM 14A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and application of psycho-sociological concepts and research techniques exploring the dynamics of African-American male-female relationships.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D, E; IGETC area 4

 

The Prison Industrial Complex: African-American Incarceration

Course Number: AFRAM 16
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Overview of the criminal justice system and the growth of the prison industrial complex in the United States as it affects the African-American community including  Arrest, trial, sentencing, incarceration and private industry profits  2203 00AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D0, D3, D7, D8; IGETC area 4C, 4H, 4J

 

Field Studies in the African-American
Community

Course Number: AFRAM 20
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Course study under this section may be repeated one time.
Description: Experience at community-based agencies and organizations: Addresses critical issues facing the African-American community.

 

Perceptions of African-American Women

Course Number: AFRAM 23
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study and application of the historical role African- American women have played in the development of this country from its inception.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4C

 

African-American Culture: Black Music, Art, and Literature

Course Number: AFRAM 26
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Survey of current major black works and themes: Analysis of new styles and themes in poetry, music and art forms of Africa and the United States. 2203.00 AA/AS area 3, 5; CSU area C1; IGETC area 3A

 

African-American Experience Through Films

Course Number: AFRAM 29
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: African-American historical and cultural experience in the United States: Films explored and evaluated as to content, artistic quality, and relevance for African-Americans in the modern world.
AA/AS area 3,5; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

African-American History: Africa to 1865

Course Number: AFRAM 30
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of the experience of African-Americans from their origins to the end of the Civil War: Emphasis on political, social and cultural development, and change.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

African-American History: 1865 to 1945

Course Number: AFRAM 31
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Hist 51.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of the experience of African-Americans in the United States from 1865 to 1945: Emphasis on Black Reconstruction, African-American nationalism, racism, and the impact of the Depression and World War II.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

 

Women of Color

Course Number: AFRAM 35
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Also offered as ASAME 35, M/LAT 35, and NATAM 35  Not open for credit to students who have completed or are concurrently enrolled in ASAME 35, M/LAT 35, and NATAM  35

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Interdisciplinary examination of the lives of women of color in the U.S.: Exploration of the intersection of gender, class, ethnicity, and race in the lives of African-American, Asian-American, Chicana/Latina, and Native-American women in the U.S.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D3, D4; IGETC area 4C, 4D

 

Environmental Racism and Justice

Course Number: AFRAM 38
Units: 3
Class: 3 lecture (GR or P/NP)
Also offered as Envmt 12 at Merritt College. Not open for credit to student who have completed or are currently enrolled in Envmt 12.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: American and global environmental policy and ethics concentrating on their impact on minorities and people of color: Unequal environmental protection; the politics of pollution, race and waste dumping; and the intersection of the Civil Rights and Environmental Justice Movements with an emphasis on civil rights, social justice, white supremacy, and the impact of the Environmental Movement on people of color.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Religion and the African-American Church in America

Course Number: AFRAM 45
Units: 3
Class: 3 lecture (GR)
Not open for credit to students who have completed HUMAN 45
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey and analysis of the role of the church in the African-American community: Impact on social, political, economic, and psychological development of African-Americans.
AA/AS area 2,3,5; CSU area C2; IGETC area 4

 

Selected Topics in African-American Studies

Course Number: ASAME 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.

 

Independent Study in Asian and Asian-American Studies

Course Number: AFRAM 49
Units: .5-5
Class: .5-5 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: See section on Independent Study.

 

History of Africa to 1800

History of Africa from 1800

Course Number: AFRAM 50A
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: History of Africa from the Paleolithic period to 1800; an interdisciplinary survey of the emergence and development of African civili ations that focuses on geographical, environmental, economic, social, cultural and political issues. 2203.00

CSU area D6; IGETC area 4F

 

History of Africa from 1800 to the Present

Course Number: AFRAM 50B
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: A study of African history in the 19th and 20th centuries: an examination of the implications of European expansion into Africa; an analysis of the “Scramble for Africa”; the emergence of independent African nations and the growth of African nationalism. 2203.00

CSU area D6; IGETC area 4F

 

Selected Topics in African-American Studies

Course Number: ASAME 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.