Departments & Programs

African Studies

Course Descriptions
  • AFRI-L 100 Topics in African Society and Culture (3 cr.) CASE GCC Study of selected topics in African studies not covered in existing regularly scheduled courses. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • AFRI-L 102 Akan Social Life and Cultural Heritage (3 cr.) CASE GCC Introduction to the life, basic customs, and traditions of Akan-speaking peoples, especially the Asante of Ghana, West Africa. Examines such subjects as Akan politics, esthetics, and cultural practices. Increases understanding and appreciation of the life and heritage of the Akan as represented by the Asante people.
  • AFRI-L 202 Occultism in Africa (3 cr.) CASE GCC Examines occultism in Africa by identifying major forms and their power of influence within selected regions. Develops a clear intellectual understanding of occult practice in Africa and the major role it plays there.
  • AFRI-L 210 Popular Akan Oral Art Forms (3 cr.) CASE GCC Explores popular elements of Akan oral art and their influence on the Akan culture in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. Promotes a clear understanding of popular forms of African expressive culture and the major roles they play in the cultures that create them, using Akan as the prime example.
  • AFRI-L 231 African Civilization (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC A historical introduction to Africa.
  • AFRI-L 232 Contemporary Africa (3 cr.) CASE S&H, CASE GCC An introduction to current social, economic, and political issues in Africa.
  • AFRI-L 250 African Expressive Routines (3 cr.) CASE A&H, CASE GCC Introduction to selected oral art forms and traditions of some Sub-Saharan African societies. Emphasis is on the esthetics and communicational mores that regulate the people’s verbal behavior. Enhances understanding and appreciation of African interactional practices, especially verbal artistry and expressive culture.
  • AFRI-L 400 Topics in African Studies (3 cr.) CASE GCC Intensive study of selected topics in African studies. Studies in special topics not ordinarily covered by African Studies program courses. May not duplicate a regularly offered course. Topics vary. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • AFRI-L 401 Readings and Research in African Studies (1-3 cr.) P: Junior or senior standing and approval of instructor. Independent readings or research project in African Studies. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • AFRI-L 402 Internship in African Studies (2-4 cr.) Requires a research paper related to the internship. Provides students with an opportunity to receive academic credit for work/service in an organization in Africa, or in a U.S. based organization focused on Africa or working with an African constituency.