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AAAS 102 Arabic and Islamic Studies
An introduction to the study of Islam and the Arabic language in relation to Islamic cultures in Africa, the Mediterranean region, and beyond. Topics covered include the historical origins of Islam in relation to the Arabic language and its cultures of origin. This course is interdisciplinary, including attention to the topic from the perspectives of historical unfolding of both the language and religion, geographic and cultural perspectives, political and economic concerns, and aesthetic perspectives, including literature and the arts. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mack, Beverly
MW 12:30-01:45 PM FR 214 - LAWRENCE
3 64270
AAAS 103 Introduction to Africa
An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of African cultures and societies focusing on contemporary life on the continent. Topics to be covered include the geography, history, politics, and economics of the continent, as well as the religion, languages and literatures, music, and the arts. The interdisciplinary perspective will provide students with a sound basis for understanding contemporary African societies. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chikanda, Abel
TR 11:00-12:15 PM BL 114 - LAWRENCE
3 64657
AAAS 104 Introduction to African-American Studies
Interdisciplinary introduction to the basic concepts and literature in the disciplines covered in African American Studies. Includes the social sciences, and humanities (including history, religion, and literature) as well as conceptual framework for investigation and analysis of Black history and culture and society. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kastor, Caroline
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 69295
AAAS 105 Introduction to African History
An introduction to important historical developments in Africa. Topics include empires, kingdoms, the slave trade, European colonialism, liberation movements, national identities, and a return to independence. (Same as HIST 104.) LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Omwodo, Hannington
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 69908
LEC Omwodo, Hannington
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 69306
AAAS 106 The Black Experience in the Americas
An interdisciplinary study of the history of the African peoples of the New World, relating their cultures and institutions to the African background and to their peculiar New World experiences up to and including the nineteenth century. While the main emphasis is on the U.S.A., attention is also paid to the Caribbean and Latin America. Approaches include demography, economics, social and political developments, literature, and music. (Same as HIST 109.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 115 Introduction to African History, Honors
An intensive version of AAAS 105/HIST 104. An introduction to important historical developments in Africa, mainly south of the Sahara. Topics include early history, empires, kingdoms and city-states, the slave trade, southern Africa, partition and colonialism, the independence era, military and civilian governments, and liberation movements. Approaches include literature, the visual arts, politics, economics, and geography. Open only to students in the University Honors Program or by consent of instructor. (Same as HIST 111.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 116 The Black Experience in the Americas, Honors
An intensive version of AAAS 106. Open only to students on Dean's Honor Roll or enrolled in Honors Program, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 160 Introduction to West African History
This course treats West African history through the first part of the twentieth century. The student is provided with a perspective on the major historical patterns that gave rise to West Africa's development as an integral part of world history. Special attention is paid to anthropological, geographical, and technological developments that influenced West African political and socioeconomic changes. (Same as HIST 160.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in African & African-American Studies. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 200 Directed Studies
This course is designed for the study of special topics related to Africana at the freshman/sophomore level. It prepares students for continued practice in cultural reading and writing and for the academic rigor that awaits them at the upper levels. Prerequisite: Consent of department. IND.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Alexander, Shawn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58974
IND Bolden, Anthony
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58975
IND Boussofara, Naima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58976
IND Accilien, Cecile
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59297
IND Gerschultz, Jessica
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60103
IND Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60104
IND Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58977
IND Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59298
IND MacGonagle, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58978
IND Mack, Beverly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58979
IND Ojiambo, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58980
IND Pennington, Dorthy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58981
IND Ukpokodu, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58982
AAAS 210 Brazil and Africa: Atlantic Encounters
This is a survey course on the history of the relationships between Brazil and Western Africa from the sixteenth century onward. We examine the shape of the Atlantic world, the nature of the Portuguese empire in Brazil and Africa, the presence of Brazilian born agents in Western Africa, the cultural exchanges, the impact of colonial rule, and the responses of indigenous societies to these developments. Among the topics to receive attention are Brazil/Portuguese slave trade; slavery in Western Africa, urban and rural context of African slavery in Brazil; the family and religious life in both sides of the Atlantic; Brazilian communities in the coast of Africa; the abolition of slavery; and the long lasting relationships between Western Africa and Brazil. Students develop familiarity with major historical concepts, themes, and subjects. The course also aims to explore history as process to make sense of the past and the present. (Same as HIST 210.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 300 African Traditional Religion and Thought
A study of African traditional religious beliefs, systems and practices and how these have conditioned spiritual, moral and social values, attitudes, social relationships and institutions, art, literature and music. Topics covered include the African world-view, concepts of birth, life, marriage, death and reincarnation; the concurrent practice or monotheism, polytheism and the cult of the ancestors; and the extent of relevance to Black societies in the New World. Prerequisite: AAAS 103 or AAAS 105 or AAAS 106 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 301 Portrait of a Third-World Nation: Haiti
Case study of Third-World problems and aspirations through the first Black nation to win independence from colonialism. Topics include: profile of the Third World; Caribbean diversity; the Columbian exchange; piracy; slavery and plantocracy; Revolution and the burden of freedom; U.S. occupation; Papa Doc, Baby Doc, and the Tontons Macoute; Liberation theology; peasant life; government and corruption; poverty and hunger; morality of foreign aid; Voodoo; folk medicine. No knowledge of Haitian or French required. Students may not receive credit for both HAIT 200 and AAAS 301. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 302 Contemporary Haiti
Detailed analysis of recent Haitian history. The focus will include interactions between religion, social structure, politics, economics and international relations. (Same as HAIT 300.) Prerequisite: AAAS 301/HAIT 200, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 303 Peoples and Cultures of North Africa and the Middle East
This course familiarizes students with the peoples and cultures of North Africa and the Middle East. It examines the cultural, demographic, and religious diversity of the region, as well as the development of the early Islamic community and the formation of Islamic institutions. Issues such as religion and politics, inter-religious relations, nation-building, Islamic response to colonialism, Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Islamic resurgence, secularism, democratization, and gender, are also explored. (Same as ANTH 303.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 305 Modern Africa
A survey of social, political, and economic developments during the colonial era and independence struggles. Themes may include resistance, liberation, nationalism, gender issues, agriculture, genocide, and human rights. (Same as HIST 300.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 306 The Black Experience in the U.S
An interdisciplinary study of the history and culture of Black people in America from Reconstruction to the present. Topics covered include an analysis of Reconstruction, Black leaders, organizations and movements, the Harlem Renaissance, migration, and race relations. Demographic variables covered include socio-economic class, education, political persuasion, and influence by avant-garde cultural changes. (Same as HIST 359.) LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jelks, Randal
MW 03:00-04:15 PM BA 110 - LAWRENCE
3 50001
AAAS 307 Modern Africa, Honors
An intensive version of HIST 300. A survey of social, political, and economic developments during the colonial era and independence struggles. Themes may include resistance, liberation, nationalism, gender issues, agriculture, genocide, and human rights. (Same as HIST 307.) Prerequisite: Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by consent of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 316 Ministers and Magicians: Black Religions from Slavery to the Present
This course examines the history and diversity of African American religious expression from slavery until the present, emphasizing both mainstream and alternative faiths. It covers the religious world views of enslaved Africans, and examines faiths inside and outside of Christianity. Topics may include: independent black churches, magical practices, the Holiness and Pentecostal movements, black Islam, religious freemasonry, and esoteric faiths. The class emphasizes the influence of gender, class, race, migration, and urbanization on black religion. (Same as AMS 316 and HIST 316.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 317 African American Women: Colonial Era to the Present
This interdisciplinary course covers the history of African American women, beginning in West and Central Africa, extending across the Middle Passage into the Americas, and stretching through enslavement and freedom into the 21st century. The readings cover their experiences through secondary and tertiary source materials, as well as autobiographies and letters, plays and music, and poems, novels, and speeches. (Same as AMS 317, HIST 317, and WGSS 317.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 321 African Studies In, Honors: _____
Lecture and discussion course in African area of current interest. May be repeated for credit toward the major. Only open to students admitted to the University Honors Program or with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: AAAS 103 or AAAS 105 or AAAS 115 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 322 Legal Issues and the African American
This course examines civil issues in African-American communities and populations, and their legal ramifications. Topics such as the penal system, court sentencing, death penalty, cultural norms, law enforcement and civil liberties are critically examined within social and humanistic theories. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 323 African-American Studies In: _____
Lecture and discussion course in African-American area of current interest. May be repeated for credit toward the major. Prerequisite: AAAS 106 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC De Andrade Tosta, Antonio
TR 11:00-12:15 PM WES 1001 - LAWRENCE
3 69793
LEC Hardison, Ayesha
TR 01:00-02:15 PM BL 212 - LAWRENCE
3 69737
LEC De Andrade Tosta, Antonio
MWF 06:00-06:50 PM ROB 250 - LAWRENCE
3 69792
LEC Accilien, Cecile
MW 11:00-12:15 PM BL 212 - LAWRENCE
3 64659
LEC Hardison, Ayesha
TR 09:30-10:45 AM WES 1009 - LAWRENCE
3 69738
AAAS 324 African-American Studies In, Honors: _____
Lecture and discussion course in African-American area of current interest. May be repeated for credit toward the major. Only open to students admitted to the University Honors Program or with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: AAAS 106 or AAAS 116 or consent of instructor LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 325 Popular Black Music
This is a comparative study of popular music produced in Africa, and the African Diaspora. The praxis, theories, histories, forms, artists and audiences are discussed. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Leslie-Canty, Teresa
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 69898
AAAS 327 African American Culture
This course defines African American culture and seeks to identify ways in which it is distinct, both in terms of its roots and ongoing evolution. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 328 African American Urban Community and Class in the Midwest
This course provides historical perspective on African Americans and the politics of economic class within black urban spaces from the end of Reconstruction to the post-World War II era. It focuses on the development of an upwardly mobile urban black middle class, and impoverished black urban "underclass," since the 1960s. Students are encouraged to successfully completed one of three courses: AAAS 104, AAAS 106, or AAAS 306. (Same as HIST 338.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 330 Black Leadership
The course focuses on the concept of leadership and on Black leadership in the United States. An in-depth analysis of selected case studies of Black leaders both historical and contemporary. Some attention will be given to the dispersion of Africans into the Americas and the leadership that emerged, conditioned both by environmental factors and the psychology engendered by the system of slavery. Selected successful Black leaders will be invited to visit the class from time to time. (Same as AMS 340.) LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Alexander, Shawn
TR 09:30-10:45 AM MS 106 - LAWRENCE
3 68868
AAAS 332 Introduction to African Literature
Reading, analysis, and discussion of contemporary fiction, poetry, and drama from sub-Saharan Africa. Brief attention is paid to historical development and to traditional literature. (Same as ENGL 326.) Prerequisite: Prior completion of the KU Core Written Communication requirement. Recommended: Prior completion of one 200-level English course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 333 Introduction to Caribbean Literature
Reading, analysis, and discussion of fiction, poetry, and drama from the Caribbean, including a small selection of Spanish, French, and Dutch Antillean works in translation. (Same as ENGL 339.) Prerequisite: Prior completion of the KU Core Written Communication requirement. Recommended: Prior completion of one 200-level English course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 334 Introduction to African Dance Theatre
Introduction to the general techniques of non-verbal theatrical conventions in African cultures. Practical training in movement vocabulary supplemented by lectures on the "text" of performance. There will be an end of semester "studio performance." (Same as DANC 230 and THR 226.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 335 Introduction to Southern African Literature
This course deals with the literatures of the southern Africa region, including works by both women and men from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Zaire, Zimbabwe, and Mauritius. Course includes close attention to the political and cultural bases of social conflict in the region. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 336 Introduction to African Literature, Honors
Reading, analysis and discussion of contemporary fiction, poetry, and drama from Africa. Brief attention is paid to historical development and to traditional literature. Prerequisite: Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program or with consent of instructor. Not open to students who have taken AAAS 332. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 340 Women in Contemporary African Literature
A critical study of issues and questions raised about women in contemporary African literature and implications for the larger society through the analysis of theme, language, characterization, roles and functions of women in selected works. (Same as WGSS 330.) LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Seck, Aminata
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM BL 212 - LAWRENCE
3 69024
AAAS 345 Popular Culture in Africa: Spiritual Thrills, Romance and Sexualities
This course examines how the different constituents of popular culture mobilize, construct and structure gender, and spiritual and sexual identities in select contemporary African countries. Discussions also focus on how popular culture mediates the contesting spaces of indigenous local constructs and the push and pull of global forces to create geographic and contemporary specificities. (Same as WGSS 345.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 349 Islam
Islam's Origins, the prophet Muhammed, the Holy Koran, religious symbols and moral mandates, and historical developments. (Same as REL 350.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 350 Physical Geography of Africa
This course is a survey of the basic physical features of the African continent including structure and relief, rivers and lakes, soils and mineral resources. It includes characteristics and processes of African climates, and the ecology of Africa's four major biomes: tropical rain forest, savanna, steppe, and desert. Climatic and environmental variations of the past, emergence of humankind, and development of pastoral and farming systems are discussed. Contemporary environmental concerns also include deforestation and desertification, the impacts of drought, methods for monitoring African environments, and Africa's prospects in a 21st century suffering from global warming. (Same as GEOG 350.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 351 Africa's Human Geographies
An introduction to historical, cultural, social, political, and economic issues in Africa from a geographic perspective. The course begins with the historical geography of humanity in Africa, from ancient times through to the present. Other topics include cultural dynamics, demography, health, rural development, urbanization, gender issues, and political geography. Case studies from Eastern and Southern Africa will be used to illustrate major themes. (Same as GEOG 351.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 353 Modern and Contemporary African Art
In this course, we examine the development of artistic modernisms in Africa in historical context. We also study the content, production, patronage, and display of modern and contemporary African art. In doing so, we consider African artists' engagement with modernity, globalization, and contemporary issues, as well as interrogate influential myths and assumptions regarding African artists and the work they produce. Course themes include the workshop as a critical site, independence movements and the creation of national art forms, art as global commodity, and art in resistance, remembrance, and revolution. (Same as HA 353.) LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Gerschultz, Jessica
MW 11:00-12:15 PM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
3 69736
AAAS 355 African Theatre and Drama
A study of the origin and development of continental African theatre and its affinity to the Levant. Traditional, colonial and contemporary dramatic theories and experiments will be examined in play selections. (Same as THR 326.) LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ukpokodu, Peter
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM BA 110 - LAWRENCE
3 68843
AAAS 356 African-American Theatre and Drama
A historical study of Black theatre in the U.S.A. from its African genesis to its contemporary Americanness. Epochs in African-American dramaturgy will be critically examined. (Same as THR 327) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 370 Introduction to the Languages of Africa
A survey of the indigenous languages of Africa from a linguistic perspective, covering the main language families and their geographic distribution, and focusing on the features and structure of the more widely spoken and representative languages in each family (e.g., Fula, Hausa, Maninka, Swahili, Yoruba). (Same as LING 370.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 372 Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies
This course examines theories of religion, discourse, power, gender and sexuality in their application to Arab societies. The course introduces different aspects of Arab cultures. Through canonical works, we study political domination, tribal social organization, honor, tribe, shame, social loyalty, ritual initiations and discuss how these issues speak generally to anthropological inquiry. Regionally specific works are then framed by an additional set of readings drawn from anthropological, linguistics, and social theories. (Same as ANTH 372.) LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ghazali, Marwa
TR 01:00-02:15 PM MAL 2049 - LAWRENCE
3 64795
AAAS 376 West African Art
Introduction to the rich visual art traditions of West Africa. Emphasis is given to the major art-producing cultures of the Western Sudan and the Guinea Coast, including the pre-historic cultures of Nigeria, Mali, and Ghana. The diverse forms of figure sculptures and masquerade performance and meanings of these arts in historical and cultural contexts are examined. (Same as HA 376.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 388 The Black Woman
An interdisciplinary study of the role of Black women in our society, from the African background through the plantation experience to the present. Prerequisite: One course in the social sciences and/or humanities or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 400 Readings in: _____
Investigation of a subject selected by a student in consultation with a departmental adviser and conducted under supervision. Individual reports and conferences. Open only to students who have completed at least six credit hours in African and African-American studies. Cannot be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Alexander, Shawn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 56795
IND Bolden, Anthony
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57839
IND Boussofara, Naima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 50004
IND Chikanda, Abel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59307
IND Gerschultz, Jessica
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60105
IND Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60106
IND Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57438
IND Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59308
IND MacGonagle, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 50002
IND Mack, Beverly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 50003
IND Ojiambo, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58663
IND Pennington, Dorthy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 50005
IND Ukpokodu, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 50006
IND Accilien, Cecile
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 64271
AAAS 415 Women and Islam
Addresses the widely-held stereotype of Muslim women as pawns in a patriarchal socio-religious context. Investigating the Muslim cultures of certain regions, the course will examine the manner in which indigenous culture was influenced by the introduction of Islam and the historical impact of Islam on women's social roles. Focusing principally on social change in the 20th century, the course will consider how socio-political change affects religious roles where religion is integrally involved in daily life. To what extent is individualism valued, and how are the pressures of late 20th century life mediated? The course will draw on texts from history, sociology, and literature. Prerequisite: REL 107 or AAAS 349/REL 350 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 420 Intercultural Communication: The Afro-American
An examination of the barriers to effective communication between Black Americans and non-Black Americans. (Same as COMS 447.) Prerequisite: Skills in basic composition essential. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 429 Postcolonial Theatre and Drama
The course develops an understanding of the postcolonial concept and its different manifestations in theatre and drama across nations and cultures. It approaches postcolonialism as a way of reading theatre, and as a genre within theatre by exploring how the "colonial project" has reconfigured the concept, content, and context of theatre in both colonized and colonizing cultures. In addition to the study of postcolonial playwrights and their works, the course is also an introduction to postcolonial theory and its critics. (Same as THR 429.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 432 Francophone African Literature
This course is an introduction to 20th century African literature written in French, covering selected works by major authors from both sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb. Attention will be given primarily to the novel, although some poetry will also be read. Topics and themes include negritude, African identity in the wake of colonialism, Islam, and women's writing. Classes will be conducted in English. Students may read the texts in French or in translation. (Same as FREN 432.) Prerequisite: ENGL 102 and a 200-level English course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 433 Islamic Literature
This course focuses on literature that reflects Islamic culture from its inception to contemporary times. Beginning with attention to the importance of the spoken word in the establishment of Islam, course readings and lectures follow the place of literary works in confirming Islamic perspectives. Readings include selections from the Qur'an, classical works of poetry and narrative, and contemporary autobiography. Authors are from Africa and the region of the Golden Age of Islam, including the best known: al-Ghazali (d.1111 C.E.), Attar (d. circa 1193-1235), Ibn Arabi (d. 1240 C.E,), Rumi (d. 1273), Saadi (d.1291), Hafiz (d. 1389 C.E.), and Shah (contemporary), as well as readings by and about less well known Muslim women scholars and Sufis in all historical periods. Readings are all in English translations. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mack, Beverly
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 1016 - LAWRENCE
3 59309
AAAS 434 African Women Writers
This course focuses on four decades of African women's writing from all regions of the continent. Works included deal with a wide variety of issues relevant to African women, as well as universal issues of conceptions of gender roles, and the struggle to attain personal rights and freedom within traditional cultural frameworks. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 435 Muslim Women's Autobiography
This course examines the realities of Muslim women's experiences as conveyed in their own voices. Works are drawn from all over the world, from Africa and the Middle East to Europe and the U.S. and cover the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 440 The Afro-American Family: A Psychological Approach
The examination of the structure, values, and behavior patterns of the contemporary African-American family as influenced by African cultures and kinship systems and the institution of slavery in association with other factors. Social and psychological forces that have enhanced or blocked family survival, stability, and advancement will be explored. The orientation of Black family life will emphasize its strengths, weaknesses, adaptations, strong kinship bonds, and equalitarian family roles. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 445 Arab Thought and Identity
The intention of this course is to present a comprehensive portrait and a deeper understanding of the Arab society and its cultural background. We will focus on the debate that is still raging about traditionalism versus modernity, and authenticity (assala) and specificity (Khususiyya) versus westernization. Moreover, we will discuss the question of Arab identity which manifests itself through a sense of belonging and diversity of affiliations, and relies as well on shared culture and its variations, and shared place in history and common experiences. It is designed for any student interested in this ethnic group. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 450 Popular Culture in the Muslim World
A study of pop songs, television, comics, and other idioms of popular culture from different parts of the Muslim world, with attention to Muslims' sense of humor, tragedy, aesthetics, and pertinent issues of the day. (Same as REL 450.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 460 Topics and Problems in African and African-American Studies
Individual investigation of special topics in African and African-American studies. May not be repeated for credit toward the major. Prerequisite: Six hours in African and African-American studies or consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Alexander, Shawn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 56796
IND Bolden, Anthony
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 57840
IND Boussofara, Naima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50011
IND Accilien, Cecile
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 59310
IND El-Hodiri, Mohamed
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50007
IND Gerschultz, Jessica
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60107
IND Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60108
IND Hannoum, Majid
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 56367
IND Jackson, Yo
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50008
IND Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 57439
IND Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 59311
IND MacGonagle, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50009
IND Mack, Beverly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50010
IND Ojiambo, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 58665
IND Pennington, Dorthy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50012
IND Torrence, Harold
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 56240
IND Ukpokodu, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50013
AAAS 470 Language and Society in Africa
Examines issues and problems associated with language use in sub-Saharan Africa from a sociological perspective. Topics covered include an overview of the types of languages spoken on the continent: indigenous languages, colonial languages, pidgins and creoles, and Arabic as a religious language; problems associated with the politics of literacy and language planning, writing and standardization of indigenous languages; and the cultural and ideological dilemmas of language choice. (Same as LING 470.) Prerequisite: AAAS 103, AAAS 305, or LING 106; or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 496 Field Experience
A supervised placement in practical situations where students actively participate in organized work within the community, to be completed with an acceptable paper. The course may be taken in the United States, Caribbean, or Africa to meet the B.A. degree requirement in African and African-American Studies. Open only to junior and senior majors or by consent of the department. FLD.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Alexander, Shawn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 56798
FLD Bolden, Anthony
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57841
FLD Boussofara, Naima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 50017
FLD Accilien, Cecile
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60748
FLD Gerschultz, Jessica
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60109
FLD Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60110
FLD Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57440
FLD Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60474
FLD MacGonagle, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 50015
FLD Mack, Beverly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 50016
FLD Ojiambo, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58667
FLD Pennington, Dorthy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 50014
FLD Ukpokodu, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 50018
AAAS 501 Regional History: _____
A survey of the major political, social, economic and intellectual trends in a region of Africa or the Americas. Prerequisite: Five hours of distribution courses in history. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 502 Directed Language Study: _____
Study of an African language at Elementary I and Elementary II levels under individual supervision and with the aid of self-instructional material. Open to juniors and seniors in good standing and graduate students only and with permission of the department. May be repeated for up to 10 credit hours. Cannot be used to fulfill BA foreign language requirement. IND.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Boussofara, Naima
Al-Mutair, Reema
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
5 56856
IND Ojiambo, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
5 55699
IND Boussofara, Naima
Obeidat, Bushra
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
5 56498
IND Ba, Ibrahima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
5 50019
AAAS 503 Directed Language Study: _____
Study of an African language at Intermediate I and Intermediate II levels under individual supervision and with the aid of self-instructional material. Open to juniors and seniors in good standing and graduate students only and with permission of the department. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours. Cannot be used to fulfill BA foreign language requirement. IND.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Alobaydi, Dhirgham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59313
IND Boussofara, Naima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57441
IND Ojiambo, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59787
AAAS 504 Directed Language Study I: _____
Study of an African language at Advanced I and Advanced II levels under individual supervision and with the aid of self-instructional material. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing, graduate students and with permission of the department. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours. Cannot be used to fulfill BA language requirement. IND.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Ba, Ibrahima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 63459
IND Alobaydi, Dhirgham
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 56857
IND Boussofara, Naima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 56501
IND Omwodo, Hannington
M 10:00-11:15 AM SUM 514 - LAWRENCE
W 03:00-04:15 PM BA 109 - LAWRENCE
3 56500
AAAS 505 Directed Language Study II: _____
Designed for native and near native speakers, this course involves reading of materials published in an African language intended for conversation, oral presentation, and writing by native speakers. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: Native or near native speaker proficiency or consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Ba, Ibrahima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 65269
IND Ojiambo, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57442
IND Schroeder, Nadia
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 56858
AAAS 510 Global Ethnic and Racial Relations
An examination of constructions of race and ethnicity around the world. Emphasis is on the social, political, historical, cultural and economic factors that lead to the creation of ethnic and racial identities, ethnic conflict and accommodation, ethnic movements, and ethnic political organization. Racial and ethnic relations in the U.S. are compared with other countries. Major focus is placed on ethnicity in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and/or the Middle East. (Same as AMS 534 and SOC 534.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 511 The Civil Rights Movement
An examination of the Civil Rights Movement in American History. Emphasis is placed on the activities of major Civil Rights organizations, Civil Rights legislation and its impact on American life, and conflicts between integrationist and separatist forces in politics, economics, education, culture and race relations in the United States. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 512 African and Western Cosmologies
Ancient and modern Western world views will be compared to African world views, with special attention paid to the way these are supported in the underpinnings of sociocultural institutions. Prerequisite: A course in African Studies and a course in the philosophy of science or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 517 Roots of Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery and Africa
This reading- intensive seminar explores human trafficking in the modern world. It examines labor exploitation and commercialization in a historical perspective. The course aims to explore how Imperialism led to the expansion of human trafficking and how women, men and children experienced labor exploitation in different ways. We examine how forced labor was/is behind the car and bicycle industries, sugar, coffee, and chocolate consumption. Today more than 27 million people are held, sold, and trafficked as slaves around the world. This course discusses similarities and differences between contemporary and historical slavery and analyzes why and how it persists nowadays. Readings include accounts of people held in bondage, case studies, and reports. Students develop familiarity with major historical concepts, themes, and subjects. Students also engage, investigate, and understand history as a process to explain how we make sense of the past and the present. Students carry on a research project throughout the semester about the historical roots of a modern case of slavery and/or human trafficking, producing original scholarship. (Same as HIST 517.) Prerequisite: Successful completion of a history course numbered below 500, or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 520 African Studies in: _____
Upper level lecture and discussion courses in African area of current interest and/or taking advantage of faculty resources in topics relevant to the major. May be repeated for credit toward the major. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior in good standing. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chikanda, Abel
TR 01:00-02:15 PM LIN 225 - LAWRENCE
3 66169
LEC Gerschultz, Jessica
MW 11:00-12:15 PM BL 109 - LAWRENCE
3 69547
AAAS 521 African Studies In, Honors: _____
Upper level lecture and discussion courses in African area of current interest and/or taking advantage of faculty resources in topics relevant to the major. May be repeated for credit toward the major. Only open to students admitted to the University Honors Program or with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: Junior/senior in good standing LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 522 African and African-American Religion:_____
Historical development, systematic ideas and rites of selected periods, cultural settings, and movements. Prerequisite: Five hours of distribution courses in the humanities or AAAS 512 and consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 523 African-American Studies in: _____
Upper level lecture and discussion courses in African-American area of current interest and/or taking advantage of faculty resources in topics relevant to the major. May be repeated for credit toward the major. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior in good standing. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lang, Clarence
M 09:00-10:50 AM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
3 69181
AAAS 524 African-American Studies In, Honors: _____
Upper level lecture and discussion courses in African-American area of current interest and/or taking advantage of faculty resources in topics relevant to the major. May be repeated for credit toward the major. Only open to students admitted to the University Honors Program or with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: Junior/senior in good standing. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 525 Social History of Black Aging in America
The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive historical examination of American society's changing attitudes and responses to aging and older adults, with emphasis on the Black aged. Beginning with the African background where older adults were highly valued, the course explores the impact of slavery, the industrial Revolution, urbanization and the development of the youth-oriented culture prevalent in the United States today. Subsequently, the course focuses on the emergence of twentieth century social gerontological problems and the role of the modern Black movements, public agencies, and private organizations in addressing the issues. Film, essays, drama, and/or fiction are utilized to illustrate the cultural attitudes of each historical period. Prerequisite: AAAS 103 or AAAS 105 or AAAS 106 or a course in American history, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 527 Popular Culture in Africa
This course examines multiple expressions of popular culture in contemporary Africa, focusing on the aesthetics of forms such as music, theater, dress, street art, and popular literary genres, as well as the social themes they deal with and the societies that produce them. The approach will be based on a critical reconsideration of notions such as traditional versus modern culture, elite versus folk art, westernization, and cultural hybridity, in order to find better ways of discussing the cultural vibrancy of everyday life in contemporary Africa. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 532 Studies in Islam
Study of religious thought, practice, and institutions of Islam with an emphasis on the examination of primary documents. (Same as REL 532.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 534 The Rhetoric of Black Americans
A study of the rhetoric of Black Americans, from their earliest protest efforts to the contemporary scene, with the focus on the methods and themes employed to alter their status in American society. (Same as COMS 551.) Prerequisite: COMS 130. Skills in basic composition essential. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 536 Islamic Art and Architecture in Africa
Study of Islamic art and architecture in various cultural and geographical settings, from the first mosques of North African and the Swahili coast to contemporary Islamized masquerades in West Africa. We consider art objects and architectural sites in terms of religious practice, trade and commerce, ritual and political power, and contemporary expression. (Same as HA 536.) Prerequisite: AAAS 102, AAAS 103, HA 100, or HA 150; or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 542 The History of Islam in Africa
A study of the history and institutions of Islam in Africa. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of Islam on African traditional religions and African civilizations in general; the historiographical traditions of Islam in Africa. (Same as REL 535.) Prerequisite: Five hours of distribution courses in the humanities. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 543 Language and Culture in Arabic-Speaking Communities
The course examines the links between language structure, patterns of use, language choice, and language attitudes in the diglossic and bi-lingual Arabic-speaking communities. It also explores language as a reflector and creator of Arab culture (e.g. linguistic encoding of politeness, the Quranic text as the spoken and written word, the role of tropes in Arabic rhetoric). The topics for discussion range from the micro-level language choice to the macro-level issues of national language policies and planning within the domain of government and education across the Arab world. (Same as LING 543.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 545 Unveiling the Veil
This course seeks to unveil a complex cultural practice that has been misconstructed by many scholars. It explores the versatility of the meaning of the veil. It examines the ways in which the veil has become a symbol of privacy, cultural identity, religious assertion, resistance and liberation, besides being a symbol of constraint, oppression, backwardness, and sexual mystery. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 550 Senior Seminar in: _____
Small discussion groups, each designed to consider a specific, clearly defined topic, using an interdisciplinary approach and requiring the demonstration of a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals in the field as appropriate to the topic. Class discussion based on student presentations. Prerequisite: Senior majors; special departmental permission for other seniors. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Bolden, Anthony
W 04:30-07:00 PM BA 109 - LAWRENCE
3 57073
AAAS 551 Environmental Issues in Africa
Acquaints students with the complexities of debates on environmental problems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Topics addressed may include deforestation, desert expansion, wildlife conservation, soil erosion, climate change, coral reef destruction, water resources development, mangrove preservation, and the environmental effects of war, industrialization, and urbanization. Class presentations and projects synthesize the perspectives of both human and physical geography. (Same as GEOG 550.) Prerequisite: GEOG 104 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 552 Classical Islamic Literature
An examination of major developments in classical Islamic literature in the Middle East and beyond, with attention to the poetic and prose works (in translation) that emerged from them. (Same as REL 552.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 553 Geography of African Development
Acquaints students with the values and social parameters of African agricultural and pastoral practice. Topics include customary land rights, African perspectives on the natural world, gender issues in African agriculture, and the urbanization of African cultures. The course also contrasts African views with those of Western development practitioners and donor agencies. Case studies from different countries are used to highlight the continent's regional differences. (Same as GEOG 553.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 554 Contemporary Health Issues in Africa
The course examines health and nutrition in African communities, using the methods of biological and medical anthropology. Fundamental to the approach taken in the course is the understanding that the health of human groups depends on interactions between biological and cultural phenomena in a particular ecological context. One topic will be selected per semester to examine in detail the full array of epidemiological factors contributing to patterns of specific diseases. AIDS, childhood diseases, and reproductive health of African women are among possible topics. Course material will be selected from scholarly and medical publications, as well as coverage in the popular media. The use of a variety of sources will enhance understanding of the biological and cultural issues involved, and will help students identify possible bias and misinformation in popular coverage of events such as famine or epidemic in African settings. (Same as ANTH 545.) Prerequisite: An introductory course in either Anthropology or African Studies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 555 African Film
A critical study of Africa and its peoples as depicted in films. The aesthetic, cultural, economic, political, historical, and ideological aspects of African films are examined. (Same as FMS 544.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 557 Cities and Development
An intermediate level course in urban geography, with an emphasis on cities in the developing world. Example cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and/or Southeast Asia may be examined. The main focus is on the intersection between urbanization and economic development, but social, political, and cultural aspects of development in cities are considered. Other topics include the geographic impacts of European colonialism, urbanization and industrialization, rural-to-urban migration, urban structure and spatial dynamics, urban planning, and environmental sustainability. (Same as GEOG 557.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 560 Race, Gender, and Post-Colonial Discourses
An examination of the ways in which the concept of race, gender, and post-colonialism frame African literatures from the Caribbean, North America, and the continent itself. The course will focus on these discourses grounding them in critical frameworks within which they can be contextually analyzed and evaluated, at the same time examining their impact in literacy praxis and theory. (Same as WGSS 560.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 561 Liberation in Southern Africa
This course examines struggles for freedom in southern Africa and the consequences of political, economic, and social changes in the region. The end of colonial rule, the demise of white-settler domination, and the fall of the apartheid regime is discussed. As a major political event of the twentieth century, the liberation of southern Africa had both local and global consequences. The course analyzes transnational issues of liberation and resistance to consider broader regional and international perspectives. Course themes pay particular attention to gender and ethnicity and include a focus on democratization and contemporary meanings of liberation. Prior coursework in African Studies is strongly recommended, but not required. (Same as HIST 561 and POLS 561.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 565 Gender, Culture, and Migration
This course brings a human face to the 21st century manifestation of globalization by focusing on the issues of culture, gender and migration. How do these three aspects create the "global village" amongst both the host and donor peoples? When people move from one place to another, what do they leave behind, what do they take with them? What is gained, or lost by the host community? What is the impact of migration on a specific group's and individual's sense of identity? How has migration affected the people's construction, understanding, and practice of gender? Given their primary roles in the home and within the culture, these questions and more are posed with particular attention to women. Migration theories, interviews and personal testimonies as well as literary and dramatic works are critical to our analyses of the issues raised and enable us to hold conversations with, and listen to the stories of the ordinary people who make globalization happen and sustain it. (Same as AMS 565 and WGSS 565.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 568 Kongo Trans-Atlantic
This seminar explores Kongo culture and history through a cross-section of the African-Atlantic World: Western Equatorial Africa and related New World societies in Jamaica, Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, and the Georgia and Carolina coasts, and New Orleans (thus in former British, Portuguese, French, Spanish, and U.S. colonial territories). The seminar will assess recent scholarship on patterns of slavery and resistance, cultural and linguistic change, creolization and hybridization. (Same as ANTH 568). LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 574 Slavery in the New World
Slavery, slave culture, and the slave trade in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean will be examined comparatively. Attention will also be given to African cultures, the effects of the slave trade on Africa, and the effects of African cultures on institutions in the New World. (Same as HIST 574.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 578 Central African Art
Introduction to the arts and cultures of Central Africa. Emphasis is given to the major art-producing cultures of the Equatorial forest and the Southern Savanna regions of Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Zaire, and Angola. The historical and cultural contexts for the visual arts associated with centralized leadership and non-centralized societies are explored. (Same as HA 578.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 584 Black American Literature
A study of the literature written by Black Americans from the pre-Civil War period to the present. Emphasis upon specific historical periods in the development of Black literature as well as on a critical analysis of major autobiographical, poetic, and fictional works. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 585 Race and the American Theatre
The representation(s) of race in significant texts and performance styles in American theatre analyzed according to political ideologies, dramatic movements and the impact of these factors on the representation of the "other" in the theatre. (Same as AMS 529 and THR 529.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 590 The Rise and Fall of Apartheid
This course will deal with the last fifty years of South African history during which apartheid came to be formulated, supported, and perpetuated, and the forces that were responsible for its disintegration by 1990. Reference will also be made to the transformation process since April 1994. (Same as HIST 599.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 598 Sexuality and Gender in African History
An examination of the history of sexuality and gender in Africa with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. Major issues and methods in the historical scholarship on gender and sexuality will be covered. Topics of historical analysis include life histories, rites of passage, courtship, marriage, reproduction, education, masculinities, homosexuality, colonial control, and changing gender relations. Prior course work in African history is suggested. Graduate students will complete an additional project in consultation with the instructor. (Same as HIST 598.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 600 Politics in Africa
A survey of politics in Africa, focused on the countries of sub-Saharan or Black Africa. The course includes a historical discussion of precolonial Africa, colonization and the creation of contemporary states, and the politics of independence, before examining contemporary political systems and the forces influencing patterns of politics on the continent. (Same as POLS 665.) Prerequisite: POLS 150 or AAAS 105 or AAAS 305 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 611 History of the Black Power Movement
Examines the Black Power Movement in its many manifestations, beginning with a discussion of its political and cultural background: the transition from Civil Rights to Black Power in the African American Freedom Movement of the 1960s; the impact on African Americans of African decolonization and the spread of anti-colonial and anti-imperialist movements throughout other parts of the globe. The course also examines the Black Arts Movement and its influence on the Black Power Movement and vise versa. Therefore, some attention will also be paid to the music, literature, theater, and the graphic arts of the period, and the aesthetic and political critiques of these artistic forms. Prerequisite: AAAS 511 not required but recommended. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 630 The Life and Intellectual Thought of W.E.B
A critical examination of W. E. B. Du Bois, paramount black scholar and activist whose massive body of scholarly work spans the period from late 19th through the mid-20th centuries. Course covers the major works of Du Bois. Topics include Du Bois as sociologist, historian, propagandist, and creative writer. Moreover, the course deals with Du Bois as an intellectual in conversation with other black thinkers, including individuals such as, Booker T. Washington, Alexander Crummell, Anna Julia Copper, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Marcus Garvey, E. Franklin Frazier, Walter White and Thurgood Marshall. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 650 Sufism
A survey of developments in Sufi (Islamic Mystical) thought, poetry, and ritual throughout Muslim history and across the Muslim world. (Same as REL 650.) Prerequisite: AAAS 349/REL 350 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 657 Gender in Islam and Society
An investigation of the relationship between Islam, and gender roles and status in religious texts (Quran and Hadith) and in societies across the Muslim world, past and present. (Same as REL 657.) Prerequisite: AAAS 349/REL 350 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 662 Gender and Politics in Africa
This course is designed to explore the field of gender and African politics. We begin by paying particular attention to African women's political roles during the pre-colonial and colonial society. Next, we examine the impetus, methods, and path of liberation struggles and how gender roles were shaped, shifted, and changed during these struggles. The majority of the class focuses on current issues in African politics, including gender and development, HIV/AIDS and women's health, gender and militarism. We also explore women's roles in political institutions, civil society organizations, trade and labor unions, and transnational movements. We also examine contemporary constructions of masculinity and femininity in African states and explore how these constructions affect social policy and national political agendas. (Same as WGSS 662.) LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Britton, Hannah
TR 11:00-01:30 PM BL 207 - LAWRENCE
3 68954
AAAS 663 The Anthropology of Islam
This course uses critical readings of major anthropological works on Islam to : 1) analyze various interpretations of "Islamic cultures" through a discussion of regionally-grounded works, and 2) examine how the anthropological study of Islam also is informed by theoretical and philosophical approaches to major anthropological questions, such as religion, myth, kinship, social organization, and power. The course offers both a history of various interpretations of Islam as well as a history of theories of these interpretations. (Same as ANTH 663.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 676 West African Art
Introduction to the rich visual art traditions of West Africa. Emphasis is given to the major art-producing cultures of the Western Sudan and the Guinea Coast, including the archaeological cultures of Nigeria, Mali, and Ghana. The diverse forms of figure sculptures and masquerade performance and meanings of these arts in historical and cultural contexts are examined. This course requires more intensive work than AAAS 376 and is open to upper division and graduate students only. Not open to students who have taken AAAS 376/HA 376. (Same as HA 676.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 677 African Design
A survey of sub-Saharan African media, emphasizing textiles, ceramics, metal and bead work, the artist's techniques, working methods and apprenticeship, and historical and contemporary cultural contexts, including the influence of tourism and the international art market on artistic production and style. Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students only. (Same as HA 677.) Prerequisite: AAAS 376 or HA 376, or AAAS 578 or HA 578, or an introductory course in art history at the college level, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 679 African Expressive Culture: _____
An in-depth examination of an artistic tradition shared by a number of African cultures. Discussion includes historical development related to style, use and meaning and other relevant issues. Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students only. (Same as HA 679.) Prerequisite: AAAS 376 or HA 376, or AAAS 578 or HA 578, or an introductory course in art history at the college level, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 680 Introduction to Modern Africa
An interdisciplinary approach to cross-cultural understanding of Africa's place in the modern world. Specific emphasis will be given to the role of Africa in world history, African cultures, modern African history, and problems of development and nation building in Africa. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 690 Investigation and Conference
Individual and supervised readings in selected areas of African and African-American studies which will be an investigation of a subject selected by the student with the advice and direction of an instructor. Individual reports and conferences. Prerequisite: Seniors and consent of department. IND.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Chikanda, Abel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50021
IND Alexander, Shawn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 56800
IND Bolden, Anthony
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 57845
IND Boussofara, Naima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50036
IND Caminero-Santangelo, Byron
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50022
IND Caminero-Santangelo, Marta
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50023
IND Accilien, Cecile
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 59314
IND El-Hodiri, Mohamed
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50024
IND Feddema, Johannes
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50025
IND Gerschultz, Jessica
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60111
IND Graham, Maryemma
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50026
IND Gray, Sandra
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50027
IND Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 60112
IND Hannoum, Majid
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 56368
IND Jackson, Yo
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50028
IND Janzen, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50029
IND Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 57443
IND Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 59315
IND Lester, Cheryl
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50030
IND Lewin, Thomas
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50031
IND MacGonagle, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50032
IND Mack, Beverly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50033
IND Miller, Timothy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50034
IND Nagel, Joane
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50035
IND Ojiambo, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 58677
IND Pennington, Dorthy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50037
IND Tidwell, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50038
IND Torrence, Harold
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 56241
IND Ukpokodu, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 50039
AAAS 695 Honors Project in: _____
An individual research project in African-American or African studies under the direction of a specialist in the area of the student's interest, the results of the project to be presented in written form and to be defended before a committee of three faculty members as provided for under the requirements for Honors. Majors only and permission of instructor. IND.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Alexander, Shawn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 56801
IND Bolden, Anthony
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57846
IND Boussofara, Naima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 54616
IND Accilien, Cecile
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59316
IND Chikanda, Abel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 69832
IND Gerschultz, Jessica
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60113
IND Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60114
IND Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57444
IND Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59317
IND MacGonagle, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 54615
IND Mack, Beverly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 50040
IND Ojiambo, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58678
IND Pennington, Dorthy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 54617
IND Ukpokodu, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 50041
AAAS 700 Africa in World Politics
A 20th-century and 21st-century study of the combined internal and external forces that precipitated the rise of Africa, the major African issues in international relations, and Africa's impact on the modern world. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 701 Politics in Africa
A survey of politics in Africa, focused on the countries of sub-Saharan or Black Africa. The course includes a historical discussion of precolonial Africa, colonization and the creation of contemporary states, and the politics of independence, before examining contemporary political systems and the forces influencing patterns of politics on the continent. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 715 Seminar in African Art
A concentrated study of a special topic relating to African Art studies. Different topics are offered in different semesters. (Same as HA 715.) Prerequisite: Nine hours of Art History and/or consent of instructor. SEM.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 716 Women in Islam
Addresses the widely-held stereotype of Muslim women as pawns in a patriarchal socio-religious context. Investigating the Muslim cultures of certain regions, the course will examine the manner in which indigenous culture was influenced by the introduction of Islam and the historical impact of Islam on women's social roles. Focusing principally on contemporary social change, the course will consider how socio-political change affects religious roles where religion is integrally involved in daily life. To what extent is individualism valued, and how are the pressures of late 20th-century and early 21st-century life mediated? The course will draw on texts from history, sociology, and literature. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 720 Intercultural Communication: The Afro-American
An examination of the barriers to effective communication between Black Americans and non-Black Americans. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 723 Special Topics in Africana Studies: _____
Seminar in an area of current interest in African and African-American Studies. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC De Andrade Tosta, Antonio
TR 11:00-12:15 PM WES 1001 - LAWRENCE
3 69794
LEC Kelly, Baron
T 03:00-05:45 PM MUR 341 - LAWRENCE
3 69174
LEC Caminero-Santangelo, Byron
Adams, Glenn
R 02:30-05:00 PM FR 547 - LAWRENCE
3 69732
LEC Accilien, Cecile
MW 11:00-12:15 PM BL 212 - LAWRENCE
3 64858
LEC Lang, Clarence
M 09:00-10:50 AM BA 213A - LAWRENCE
3 69182
LEC Chikanda, Abel
TR 01:00-02:15 PM LIN 225 - LAWRENCE
3 66170
AAAS 727 Africian-American Culture
This course defines African American culture and identifies ways in which it is distinct. The course identifies the roots of African American culture, as well as the transformations occurring over time. The course covers identity issues and considers the possibility of complex, multi-identity structures. The course addresses the issues of whether there is a common narrative or a common root metaphor for African American culture, how this is known epistemologically, internally and externally, and how epistemological "knowledge" is appropriated. Course pedagogy includes text readings, case studies, performance events, and media events. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 730 Black Leadership
The course focuses on the concept of leadership and on Black leadership in the United States. An in-depth analysis of selected case studies of Black leaders both historical and contemporary. Some attention will be given to the dispersion of Africans into the Americas and the leadership that emerged, conditioned both by environmental factors and the psychology engendered by the system of slavery. Selected successful Black leaders will be invited to visit the class from time to time. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Alexander, Shawn
TR 09:30-10:45 AM MS 106 - LAWRENCE
3 69612
AAAS 731 African Literature
Introduction to African Literature. Reading, analysis, and discussion of contemporary fiction, poetry, and drama from sub-Sahara Africa. Brief attention will be paid to historical development and to traditional literature. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 732 Francophone African Literature
This course is an introduction to 20th-century and modern Francophone African literature covering selected works by major authors from both sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb. Attention will be given primarily to the novel, although some poetry will also be read. Topics and themes include negritude, African identity in the wake of colonialism, Islam, and women's writing. Classes will be conducted in English. Students may read the texts in French or in translation. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 733 Islamic Literature
Contemporary literature that is set in the context of Muslim cultures provides for an examination of Muslim identity on its own terms. This course focuses on the literary examination of works by Muslim authors from Egypt, Sudan, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, and Niger. From the perspective of both male and female authors, the issue of what it means to be a Muslim is considered through fictional accounts set in contemporary contexts. Some works will be read in translation from Arabic or French; others are written originally in English. Cultures considered in this course vary widely in their origins and customs, which allows for a focus on the one pervasive element they share in common: Islam as it shapes people's lives. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mack, Beverly
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 1016 - LAWRENCE
3 60638
AAAS 734 African Women Writers
This course focuses on African women's writing from all regions of the continent. Works included deal with a wide variety of issues relevant to African women, as well as universal issues of conceptions of gender roles, and the struggle to attain personal rights and freedom within traditional cultural frameworks. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 735 Muslim Women's Autobiography
This course examines the realities of Muslim women's experiences as conveyed in their own voices. Works are drawn from all over the world, from Africa and the Middle East to Europe and the U.S. and cover from the 19th-century to the present. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 740 The Afro-American Family: A Psychological Approach
The examination of the structure, values, and behavior patterns of the contemporary African-American family as influenced by African cultures and kinship systems and the institution of slavery in association with other factors. Social and psychological forces that have enhanced or blocked family survival, stability, and advancement will be explored. The orientation of Black family life will emphasize its strengths, weaknesses, adaptations, strong kinship bonds, and equalitarian family roles. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 745 Arab Thought and Identity
The intention of this course is to present a comprehensive portrait and a deeper understanding of the Arab society and its cultural background. We will focus on the debate that is still raging about traditionalism versus modernity, and authenticity (assala) and specificity (Khususiyya) versus westernization. Moreover, we will discuss the question of Arab identity which manifests itself through a sense of belonging and diversity of affiliations, and relies as well on shared culture and its variations, and shared place in history and common experiences. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 749 Islam
Islam's origins, the prophet Muhammed, the Holy Koran, religious symbols and moral mandates, and historical developments. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 750 Popular Culture in the Muslim World
A study of pop songs, television, comics, and other idioms of popular culture from different parts of the Muslim world, with attention to Muslims' sense of humor, tragedy, aesthetics, and pertinent issues of the day. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 760 Topics and Problems in African and African-American Studies
Individual investigation of special topics in African and African-American studies. May not be repeated for credit. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Alexander, Shawn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58285
LEC Boussofara, Naima
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58680
LEC Britton, Hannah
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 61929
LEC Accilien, Cecile
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59318
LEC El-Hodiri, Mohamed
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58681
LEC Gerschultz, Jessica
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60115
LEC Hamer, Jennifer
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60701
LEC Hannoum, Majid
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58682
LEC Jelks, Randal
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58317
LEC Lang, Clarence
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59093
LEC MacGonagle, Elizabeth
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58318
LEC Mack, Beverly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58683
LEC Ojiambo, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58684
LEC Pennington, Dorthy
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58685
LEC Torrence, Harold
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58686
LEC Ukpokodu, Peter
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58324
AAAS 770 Language and Society in Africa
Examines issues and problems associated with language use in sub-Saharan Africa from a sociological perspective. Topics covered include an overview of the types of languages spoken on the continent: indigenous languages, colonial languages, pidgins and creoles, and Arabic as a religious language; problems associated with the politics of literacy and language planning, writing and standardization of indigenous languages; and the cultural and ideological dilemmas of language choice. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 774 Topics in Literatures of Africa and the African Diaspora: _____
An intensive study of the literatures of Africa and/or African diaspora (people of African descent dispersed around the world). This study will focus on the major characteristics of a particular period, genre, mode, and/or theme in literatures such as African, Caribbean, Afro-Brazilian, African American, African Canadian, Black British. Critical theories pertinent to writers and their work will be covered. Topics may include studies in drama, poetry, or the novel; migration narratives; literature of a particular era, such as the Harlem Renaissance, Negritude, or the Black Arts Movement; representations of gender, etc. As topics vary by semester, the course may be repeated for credit. (Same as ENGL 774.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 788 The Black Woman
An interdisciplinary study of the role of Black women in our society, from the African background through the plantation experience to the present. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AAAS 801 Introduction to Africana Studies: African-American
An introduction to, and overview of, the historical, intellectual, and professional foundations of African-American Studies; a multidisciplinary examination of the key texts and issues in the field. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Alexander, Shawn
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 69909
AAAS 802 Introduction to Africana Studies: African
An introduction to, and overview of, the historical, intellectual, and professional foundations of African Studies; a multidisciplinary examination of the key texts and issues in the field. Additional advanced-level coursework is required for students in this course beyond lower-level courses of the same name and/or description. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Gerschultz, Jessica
M 02:30-05:00 PM BA 109 - LAWRENCE
3 64903

Amharic:

AMHR 110 Elementary Amharic I
Basic level of oral fluency and aural comprehension. Vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, grammar, and writing. Reading of simple texts. Not open to native speakers of Amharic. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMHR 120 Elementary Amharic II
A continuation of AMHR 110. Readings in cultural texts. Prerequisite: AMHR 110. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Tsegaw, Ewnetu
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
5 62697
AMHR 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Amharic. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMHR 210 Intermediate Amharic I
Intermediate oral proficiency and aural comprehension. Systematic review of grammar. Writing skills beyond the basic level. Introduction to modern Amharic texts and discussion in Amharic. Prerequisite: AMHR 120. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

AMHR 220 Intermediate Amharic II
Continuation of AMHR 210. Discussion in Amharic of texts studies. Prerequisite: AMHR 210. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Tsegaw, Ewnetu
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 65366

Arabic:

ARAB 110 Elementary Arabic I
Five hours of class per week. Basic level of oral fluency and aural comprehension. Vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, grammar, and writing. Reading of simple texts. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

ARAB 120 Elementary Arabic II
Five hours of class per week. A continuation of ARAB 110. Readings in cultural texts. Prerequisite: ARAB 110. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Boussofara, Naima
Al-Mutair, Reema
MW 09:00-09:50 AM BA 110 - LAWRENCE
TR 09:30-10:45 AM BA 110 - LAWRENCE
5 54795
LEC Boussofara, Naima
Obeidat, Bushra
TR 11:00-12:15 PM ST 334B - LAWRENCE
MW 11:00-11:50 AM ST 337 - LAWRENCE
5 50274
ARAB 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Arabic. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

ARAB 210 Intermediate Arabic I
Three hours of class conducted in Arabic. Intermediate oral proficiency and aural comprehension. Systematic review of grammar. Writing skills beyond the basic level. Introduction to modern Arabic texts and discussion in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 120. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

ARAB 220 Intermediate Arabic II
Three hours of class conducted in Arabic. Continuation of ARAB 210. Discussion in Arabic of texts studied. Prerequisite: ARAB 210. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Boussofara, Naima
TR 11:00-12:15 PM ST 338A - LAWRENCE
3 50275
LEC Alobaydi, Dhirgham
TR 01:00-02:15 PM FR 107 - LAWRENCE
3 59252
ARAB 310 Advanced Arabic I
A practical Arabic language course involving advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation, and composition. Taught in Arabic. Designed for students who have had two or more years of Arabic study. Open to native speakers. Prerequisite: ARAB 220 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

ARAB 320 Advanced Arabic II
A continuation of ARAB 310. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ARAB 310 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Alobaydi, Dhirgham
TR 04:00-05:15 PM BL 204 - LAWRENCE
3 65136
ARAB 401 Readings in Arabic I
Designed for native and near-native speakers, this course involves reading newspapers and other publications in the language intended for native speakers, conversation, oral presentations, and advanced grammar. Prerequisite: Native or near-native speaker proficiency or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

ARAB 402 Readings in Arabic II
Continuation of ARAB 401. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Khelifi, Talal
TR 03:00-04:15 PM WES 1046 - LAWRENCE
3 57436

Haitian:

HAIT 110 Elementary Haitian I
Beginning course in the vernacular language of Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe and other areas of the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. Conversational approach, with essentials of grammar. Reading of basic texts. Special attention to folk culture as expressed by language. No previous knowledge of another foreign language is required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

HAIT 120 Elementary Haitian II
Continuation of HAIT 110, with further readings in Haitian literature. Prerequisite: HAIT 110 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Laguerre, Jowel
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 69183
HAIT 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Haitian. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

HAIT 230 Intermediate Haitian I
Continued practice in conversation and composition; intensive and extensive readings from contemporary press, short story, poetry, and folk tales. Prerequisite: HAIT 120 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

HAIT 240 Intermediate Haitian II
Continuation of HAIT 230, with additional readings from theatre, novel, and historical texts. Prerequisite: HAIT 230 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

HAIT 300 Contemporary Haiti
Detailed analysis of recent Haitian history. The focus will include interactions between religion, social structure, politics, economics and international relations. (Same as AAAS 302.) Prerequisite: AAAS 301/HAIT 200, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

HAIT 350 Advanced Haitian I
Course objective is a sophisticated command of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Haitian. Texts include newspapers and other Haitian publications as well as spoken material produced essentially for native speakers. Conversation and oral presentations. Keeping of personal journal in Haitian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

HAIT 360 Advanced Haitian II
Continuation of HAIT 350, plus advanced readings from Haitian authors such as Carrie Paultre, Frank Etienne, Lyonel Desmarattes, and Michel-Rolph Trouillot. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

HAIT 497 Directed Studies in Haitian
May be taken more than once, total credit not to exceed fifteen hours. Material not covered by course work, and/or in field of student's special interest. Conferences. Course taken for one hour of credit may not be used to fulfill College's humanities distribution requirement. Prerequisite: Six hours of Haitian Creole and consent of instructor. IND.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

HAIT 500 Directed Studies in Haitian Language and Literature
Advanced work in either language or literature or both. May be taken more than once, total credit not to exceed fifteen hours. Conferences. As a three-credit-hour course, it may count toward a major in African and African-American studies. Prerequisite: Four semesters of Haitian Creole or equivalent and consent of instructor. IND.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

HAIT 501 Directed Studies in Haitian Culture
Advanced work in Haitian culture. May be taken more than once, total credit not to exceed fifteen hours. Conferences. As a three-credit-hour course, it may count toward a major in African and African-American studies. No knowledge of Haitian or French is required. Prerequisite: AAAS 301 or HAIT 200, or consent of instructor. IND.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

HAIT 700 Investigation and Conference
Supervised individual readings in selected areas of Haitian language, literature, and culture. Individual reports and conferences. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

Kiswahili:

KISW 110 Elementary KiSwahili I
Five hours of class per week. Basic level or oral fluency and aural comprehension. Vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, grammar, and writing. Reading of simple texts. Not open to native speakers of KiSwahili. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

KISW 120 Elementary KiSwahili II
Five hours of class per week. A continuation of KISW 110. Readings in cultural texts. Prerequisite: KISW 110. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ojiambo, Peter
MW 09:00-09:50 AM BA 109 - LAWRENCE
TR 09:30-10:45 AM BA 109 - LAWRENCE
5 52352
KISW 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in KiSwahili. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

KISW 210 Intermediate KiSwahili I
Three hours of class conducted in KiSwahili. Intermediate oral proficiency and aural comprehension. Systematic review of grammar. Writing skills beyond the basic level. Introduction to modern KiSwahili texts and discussion in KiSwahili. Prerequisite: KISW 120. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

KISW 220 Intermediate KiSwahili II
Three hours of class conducted in KiSwahili. Continuation of KISW 210. Discussion in KiSwahili of texts studied. Prerequisite: KISW 210. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
MW 11:00-12:15 PM BA 103 - LAWRENCE
3 52353
KISW 310 Advanced KiSwahili I
A practical KiSwahili language course involving advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation, and composition. Taught in KiSwahili. Designed for students who have had two or more years of KiSwahili study. Open to native speakers. Prerequisite: KISW 220 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

KISW 320 Advanced KiSwahili II
A continuation of KISW 310. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of KISW 310 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Omwodo, Hannington
M 10:00-11:15 AM SUM 514 - LAWRENCE
W 03:00-04:15 PM BA 109 - LAWRENCE
3 56712
KISW 401 Readings in KiSwahili I
Designed for native and near-native speakers, this course involves reading newspapers and other publications in the language intended for native speakers, conversation, oral presentations, and advanced grammar. Prerequisite: Native or near-native speaker proficiency or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

KISW 402 Readings in KiSwahili II
Continuation of KISW 401. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Omwodo, Hannington
MW 01:30-02:45 PM BA 103 - LAWRENCE
3 52354
KISW 410 Advanced KiSwahili
The course objective is a sophisticated command of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in KiSwahili. Texts used include newspapers and other KiSwahili publications not expressly for language learners, and spoken material intended for native speakers is introduced. Conversation and oral presentations. Advanced grammar. Available for elective credit in the major. Prerequisite: Native, near-native or second language competence or satisfactory completion of fourth level language proficiency. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

Wolof:

WOLO 110 Elementary Wolof I
Five hours of class per week. Basic level of oral fluency and aural comprehension. Vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, grammar, and writing. Reading of simple texts. Not open to native speakers of Wolof. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

WOLO 120 Elementary Wolof II
Five hours of class per week. A continuation of WOLO 110. Readings in cultural texts. Prerequisite: WOLO 110. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ba, Ibrahima
MW 10:00-10:50 AM BA 109 - LAWRENCE
TR 11:00-12:15 PM BA 110 - LAWRENCE
5 64660
WOLO 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Wolof. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

WOLO 210 Intermediate Wolof I
Three hours of class conducted in Wolof. Intermediate oral proficiency and aural comprehension. Systematic review of grammar. Writing skills beyond the basic level. Introduction to modern Wolof texts and discussion in Wolof. Prerequisite: WOLO 120. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

WOLO 220 Intermediate Wolof II
Three hours of class conducted in Wolof. Continuation of WOLO 210. Discussion in Wolof of texts studied. Prerequisite: WOLO 210. LEC.
Spring 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ba, Ibrahima
MW 11:00-12:15 PM BA 109 - LAWRENCE
3 69489
WOLO 310 Advanced Wolof I
A practical Wolof language course involving advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation, and composition. Taught in Wolof. Designed for students who have had two or more years of Wolof study. Open to native speakers. Prerequisite: WOLO 220 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

WOLO 320 Advanced Wolof II
A continuation of WOLO 310. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of WOLO 310 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

WOLO 401 Readings in Wolof I
Designed for native and near-native speakers, this course involves reading newspapers and other publications in the language intended for native speakers, conversation, oral presentations, and advanced grammar. Prerequisite: Native or near-native speaker proficiency or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

WOLO 402 Readings in Wolof II
Continuation of WOLO 401. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.

WOLO 420 Advanced Wolof II
Aspects of Wolof literature are examined at an advanced level, including differences between oral and written narrative, oral and poetic modes, varieties of registers as determined by gender and socio-economic level, and the effect of medium on literary style. Prerequisite: Native, near-native or second language competence, or satisfactory completion of fourth level language proficiency. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.





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KU announces first Diversity Leadership Awards
Thursday, October 13, 2016


The Langston Hughes Center received a $180,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct a June 2017 summer institute for high school teachers, entitled "Teaching the 'Long Hot Summer' of 1967 and Beyond."  The project will be led by Shawn Alexander, Clarence Lang, and John Rury.


Teresa Leslie-Canty, AAAS Lecturer and a Topeka High School teacher, nominated by her students in February, won a free Nissan Versa Tuesday night as the KSNT News and Capital City Nissan of Topeka “Teacher of the Year”. Teresa Leslie-Canty was previously the February “Teacher of the Month” after being nominated by 13 of her students.


Professor Jessica Gerschultz has been awarded the prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year. The Fellowship is for her book project, Decorative Arts of the Tunisian Ecole: Fabrications of Modernism, Gender, and Class in Tunisia (1948-1972).


African and African-American studies professor Professor Beverly Mack wins inaugural engaged scholarship award

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Professor Dorthy Pennington was inducted into the Central States Communication Association Hall of Fame (April 2015)

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Second year AAAS MA student, Caroline Kastor is also a professional athlete.  This summer Caroline, former KU soccer standout, signed with FC Kansas City and topped off her rookie season by helping lead the organization to their second straight National Women’s Soccer League championship on October 1, 2015.


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One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times