Courses on Offer Fall 2020

FRH 216A. Dr. Amanda Vincent – Studies in French and Francophone Literature and Culture

Tuesday/Thursday from 11:00-12:15 PM in Greene Hall 513

Study of the ways in which various aspects of French and Francophone cultures appear in different literary genres over certain periods of time. Emphasis is placed on reading and discussion of selected representative texts. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary. (CD)

HST 105A. Dr. Nate Plageman – Africa in World History

Wednesday/Friday from 2:00-3:15 PM in Tribble Hall A-305

Examines the continent of Africa from prehistory to the present in global perspectives, as experienced and understood by Africans themselves. (CD, D)

HST 268A. Dr. Nate Plageman – African History to 1870

Wednesday/Friday from 11:00-12:15 PM in Tribble Hall A-208

Overview of African history prior to the establishment of European colonial rule, covering the period from the 4th century until 1870. Focuses on sub-Saharan Africa and uses case studies in various regions. (CD)

HST 271A. Dr. Anthony Parent – African American History to 1870

Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 1:00-1:50 PM in Tribble Hall A-103

Examines the experiences of African-descended people from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom, with each experience – the slave trade, enslavement, and emancipation – marking a fundamental transformation in black lives. (CD)

POL 266A. Dr. Sarah K. Lischer – Modern Civil Wars

Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 1:00-1:50 PM in Kirby Hall 102

Examines and assesses competing theories of civil war, including economic, ethnic, religious, and ideological explanations. It also addresses dilemmas raised by civil war such as the spread of HIV/AIDS, the proliferation of private security companies, and the abuse of humanitarian aid.

REL 107A. Dr. Simeon Ilesanmi – Introduction to African Religions

Monday/Wednesday from 12:30-1:45 PM in Wingate Hall 209

A study of the basic features of African religious systems and institutions, with focus on the cultural, economic and political factors that have informed global preservations of an African worldview. (CD, D)

REL 336A. Dr. Simeon Ilesanmi – Religious Traditions and Human Rights

Monday/Wednesday from 2:00-3:15 PM in Wingate Hall 209

A study of relationships and tensions between religious traditions and human rights, with illustrations from historical and contemporary issues and movements.

African Studies Program Tribble Hall A-105~758-3758