(AAAS) AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
LADRICA MENSON-FURR, Ph.D., Director
Interdisciplinary Studies Office
Room 107, Scates Hall
In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics
AAAS 4990-4999. Special Topics in African and African American Studies. (3). Topics are varied and in online class listing. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours credit when topic varies.
AAAS 2100 - Intro Afr/Afr American Study (3)
Status of Africans and African Americans in historical and modern times.
AAAS 3100 - Research Method/Afr American (3)
Students design research project focusing on African and African American experiences and issues.
AAAS 4100 - Seminar Afr/Afr Amer Studies (3)
Capstone course to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary understanding of the black experience which arises from culture, society, and the natural world.
AAAS 4251 - African Religions/Diaspora (3)
Transplantation of African religions to the Western hemisphere; change in religions over time; African religious thought; retention, adaptation, hybridity in religious movements.
AAAS 4351 - Ghanaian Hist/Culture (3)
Study of the history and cultures of Ghana.
AAAS 4451 - Rhetoric of Hip Hop (3)
Movement of hip-hop from its original expressions of a hidden sub-culture to its widespread acceptance in mainstream American culture.
AAAS 4501 - Internship (3-6)
Supervised internship working with public and private institutions. Seminar sessions to discuss and analyze problems facing interns. PREREQUISITE: permission of program director.
AAAS 4901 - Independent Study (1-3)
Readings and writing assignments designed to further understanding of specialized areas within African and African American Studies. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours credit when topic varies.
AAAS 4990 - Hist Black-Jewish Relations (3)
Social, economic, cultural and political forces that have shped relations between Jews and African Americans in the South from the antebellum period through the present. Same as JDST 4707.
AAAS 4999 - A Sense of Place (3)
Social, political, economic and cultural forces that shape and define cultural heritage and identity among African Americans in the Mid-South and Mississippi Delta.