Department of African and African Diaspora Studies

African and African Diaspora Studies: AFR

Lower-Division Courses

AFR 301. African American Culture.

Survey of African American culture in the United States from the 1600s to the present. Subjects include the circumstances and responses of blacks during North American enslavement, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, the civil rights movement, and contemporary contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

AFR 302M. Numbering Race.

Subjects include conceptualization and operationalization in quantitative measurement, the calculation and interpretation of descriptive statistics and statistical relationships, the application of statistical techniques to understand social phenomenon, and techniques for presenting results from quantitative analysis. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 302M, 317D (Topic: Numbering Race), Statistics and Data Sciences 310T (Topic: Numbering Race).

AFR 303. Introduction to Black Studies.

Same as Anthropology 310D. Introduction to canonical black studies literature, themes, and theories. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 303, Anthropology 310D, 310L (Topic: Intro to African and African Diaspora Studies).

AFR 304. Introduction to the Study of Africa.

Examines the complex histories, intellectual entanglements, and enduring hierarchies of Africa and African studies. Explores the evolution of African studies (both intellectually and institutionally), particularly in regards to the emergence of black studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. African and African Diaspora Studies 304 and 317C (Topic: Introduction to the Study of Africa) may not both be counted.

AFR 310K. Introduction to Modern Africa.

Same as History 310. Introduction to modern Africa, with focus on colonial and postcolonial development in political organization, economics, sociolinguistics, and literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

AFR 310L. Introduction to Traditional Africa.

Same as History 311K. Introductory, interdisciplinary course on the peoples and cultures of Africa. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

AFR 311C. Performance, Feminism, and Social Change.

Same as Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 14). Exploration of the ways that engaged performance and feminist practice generate space for social change, including the basic principle that social transformation requires individual awareness, and that awareness necessitates a rigorous examination of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 311C, 317F (Topic: Performance, Feminism, and Social Change), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Performance, Feminism, and Social Change), 301 (Topic 14).

AFR 317C. Special Topics in African Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: The United States and Africa. Same as History 317L (Topic 7). History of political, economic, and cultural relations between the United States and Africa from the early origins of the slave trade to the present. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317 (Topic: United States and Africa), 317C (Topic 1), History 317L (Topic 7). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 2: Yoruba Women. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 15). Examination of gender construction in Yorubaland, including an exploration of the difference between Western gender construction and African notions of gender through analyses of the religious, linguistic, cultural, and sociopolitical aspects of Yoruba life. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317C (Topic: Yoruba Women), 317C (Topic 2), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Yoruba Women), 301 (Topic 15).
Topic 3: Peoples and Cultures of Africa. Exploration of indigenous and contemporary societies of Africa south of the Sahara, designed to provide students with an understanding of the diversity of the societies and cultures of Africa. Focuses on the precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial historical, political, economic, and sociocultural issues that have determined and shaped the lives of the people. African and African Diaspora Studies 317C (Topic: Peoples and Cultures of Africa) and 317C (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: The Civilizations of Africa to 1800. Same as History 317N (Topic 3). Introductory course exposes students to ancient Africa, its peoples, cultures, and landscapes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317C (Topic: Civilizations of Africa to 1800), 317C (Topic 4), History 317N (Topic: Civilizations of Africa to 1800), 317N (Topic 3).

AFR 317D. Special Topics in Black United States Studies.

Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester, with one additional laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Introduction to African American History. Same as History 317L (Topic 3). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317 (Topic: Introduction to African American History), 317D (Topic 1), History 317L (Topic 3). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 2: Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity: An Introduction. Same as American Studies 315D and Anthropology 310L (Topic 2: Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity: An Introduction). Examines the social importance of race and ethnicity both in America and around the world. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317D (Topic 2) and American Studies 315 (Topic: Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity), 315D, Anthropology 310L (Topic 2).
Topic 3: The Black Power Movement. Same as History 317L (Topic 9). Examines the major organizations, key figures, and ideologies of the Black Power movement from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317D (Topic: Black Power Movement), 317D (Topic 3), History 317L (Topic: Black Power Movement), 317L (Topic 9). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 4: The Politics of Black Identity. Analysis of the idea that the activities and practices of certain black celebrities, leaders, and intellectuals whose attitudes, behavior, and politics differ from the black majority undermine black progress. Examines the history of labels that make reference to black identity, including "Uncle Tom," "Negro," "sellout," and various other denigrating names. African and African Diaspora Studies 317D (Topic 4) and 317F (Topic: The Politics of Black Identity) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Introduction to Black Women's Studies. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 16). Interdisciplinary examination of the complexities of black womanhood in America through an investigation of history, identity, popular culture, and black feminism/womanism, as well as social and political activism. Only one of the following can be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317D (Topic: Introduction to Black Women's Studies), 317D (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Introduction to Black Women's Studies), 301 (Topic 16).
Topic 6: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Moral Obligation. Explores the Civil Rights Movement focusing on the specific work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The history of the MLK statue on the UT-Austin campus will be the main focus of the course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. African and African Diaspora Studies 317D (Topic: MLK Jr: A Moral Obligation) and 317D (Topic 6) may not both be counted.

AFR 317E. Special Topics in the African Diaspora.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Black Queer Diaspora Aesthetics. Same as Anthropology 310L (Topic 6) and Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 17). Exploration of over two decades of work produced by and about black queer subjects throughout the circum-Atlantic world. Provides an introduction to various artists and intellectuals of the black queer diaspora, as well as an examination of the viability of black queer aesthetic practice as a form of theorizing. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317E (Topic: Black Queer Diaspora Aesthetics), 317E (Topic 1), Anthropology 310L (Topic: Black Queer Diaspora Aesthetics), 310L (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic: Black Queer Diaspora Aesthetics), 301 (Topic 17).
Topic 2: Diaspora: Race, Nation, and Resistance. Same as Anthropology 310L (Topic 7). Subjects include makings and meanings of diaspora, the differences and similarities between diaspora and related concepts such as race, nation, and cultural identity. Focuses on the making of the black Atlantic world, and comparative analysis between black diasporic life and that of other global dispersals, particularly among Asian and indigenous populations, and how resistance serves as a key link. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317E (Topic: Diaspora: Race/Nation/Resistance), 317E (Topic 2), Anthropology 310L (Topic: Diaspora: Race/Nation/Resistance), 310L (Topic 7), Asian American Studies 310 (Topic: Diaspora: Race/Nation/Resistance).
Topic 3: Liberation in the African Diaspora. Same as Latin American Studies 310 (Topic 7). Examination of liberation and freedom struggles in the African diaspora, focusing on common intellectual, political, and social currents among the diaspora's various groups. Course focuses on three major themes: abolitionism, Pan-Africanism and national liberation, and hip hop. Particular emphasis will be on the ideas associated with these movements, and the major organizations and intellectual currents in all three. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317E (Topic: Liberation in the African Diaspora), 317E (Topic 3), Latin American Studies 310 (Topic: Liberation in the African Diaspora), 310 (Topic 7).

AFR 317F. Special Topics in Black Expressive Culture.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: African American Literature and Culture. Same as English 314V (Topic 1: African American Literature and Culture). Explores texts, drawn from a variety of genres and periods, that indicate the range of African American experiences and how those experiences are influenced by issues such as class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and race. African and African Diaspora Studies 317F (Topic 1) and English 314V (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Music of African Americans. Same as Music 307 (Topic 1). Introduction to the variety of modes of expression of African American culture in music and other related genres. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317 (Topic 2: Music of African Americans), 317F (Topic 2), Music 307 (Topic 1).

AFR 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in African and African Diaspora Studies.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Center for African and African Diaspora Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

AFR 321. The African Diaspora in the Americas.

Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 9: The African Diaspora in the Americas). Black cultures and societies in the New World, and their African heritage. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 321K. African American Family.

Same as Social Work 360K (Topic 2) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 3). Overview of historical and contemporary issues facing African American families and children. Social service delivery to African American families and communities is emphasized. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 321K, 374 (Topic 1), Social Work 360K (Topic 2), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 3).

AFR 321L. Sociology of Education.

Same as Sociology 321L and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 23: Sociology of Education). Education as a societal institution, with emphasis on the United States educational system: how the system works; the effects of the system; recent changes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 321N. Life Span Development of Black Women.

Same as Educational Psychology 363M (Topic 5) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 41). The psychological and social issues that affect the life span development of Black women. Discusses issues such as socioeconomic status, political climate, social norms, gender and ethnic identity, mental health, family dynamics, academic achievement, and social adjustment. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 321N, 372D (Topic: Life Span Development of Black Women), 374D (Topic: Life Span Development of Black Women), Educational Psychology 363M (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Life Span Development of Black Women), 340 (Topic 41). Prerequisite: Psychology 301 or another introductory behavioral science course.

AFR 322. Introduction to African Prehistory.

Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 7: Introduction to African Prehistory). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 322D. Race and the Digital.

Same as Sociology 322D and Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic 7). Review of theoretical developments in the sociological study of "race," including an examination of processes of racialization and cultural texts, in order to better understand the ways in which identities are socially produced. Attention will be placed on forms of popular culture, black cultural production, and political action to question how such practices are shaped by migrations within the African diaspora. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 322D, 374E (Topic: Race, Culture, and Migration), Sociology 321K (Topic: Race, Culture, and Migration), 322D, Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic: Race, Culture, and Migration), 322 (Topic 7). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 324E. Racism and Antiracism.

Same as Asian American Studies 330 (Topic 2). Examines the theories and definitions of racism across several fields: anthropology, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, and gender/sexuality studies. Also includes a section that focuses on anti-racist activism, particularly within people of color and immigrant communities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 324E, 374D (Topic: Racism and Antiracism), 374D (Topic 10), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Racism and Antiracism), Asian American Studies 330 (Topic: Racism and Antiracism), 330 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 326. Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America.

Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 47), Latin American Studies 337N, and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 38). Exploration of black identity, political systems, and community activism in Central America and the Caribbean. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 326, 374E (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), 324L (Topic: 47), Government 365N (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), 337N, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), 340 (Topic 38). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in African and African Diaspora Studies.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Center for African and African Diaspora Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

AFR 345. History of East Africa.

Same as History 359P. A survey of the history of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda from prehistoric times to the postindependence era. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 345C. History of West Africa.

Same as History 359R. A history of the West Africa region: the rise and fall of kingdoms, relations with Europe and Asia, the great revolutions of the nineteenth century, colonial administration, decolonization, and the search for economic development and political stability since independence. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 348C. Minority Student Leadership Issues.

Same as Educational Psychology 369K (Topic 6). Exploration of racial identity development and the psychological impact of racism on all students, regardless of ethnicity. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 348C, 374D (Topic: Minority Student Leadership Issues), Educational Psychology 369K (Topic: Minority Student Leadership Issues), 369K (Topic 6). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in education or other behavioral sciences, and consent of instructor.

AFR 356C. African American Theatre History: Precolonial West African Performance to 1950.

Chronological examination of the theatrical work of Africans and African Americans from precolonial West Africa to the United States in 1950. Subjects include productions, performance theory, play texts, essays, reviews, and manifestos within their sociopolitical contexts, with an emphasis on strategies of resistance that are embedded in aesthetics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 356C, 374F (Topic: African-American Theatre History, Precolonial-1950), Theatre and Dance 357T (Topic: African-American Theatre History, Precolonial-1950). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 356D. African American Theatre History: 1950 to Present.

Chronological examination of the history of African American theatre since 1950, through the study of productions, performance theory, play texts, essays, reviews, and manifestos within their sociopolitical contexts, with an emphasis on strategies of resistance that are embedded in aesthetics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 356D, 374F (Topic: African American Theatre History, 1950-Present), Theatre and Dance 357T (Topic: African American Theatre History, 1950-Present). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 356E. Black Women and Dance.

Same as Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 43). Exploration of how black women express creativity in response to the violence of racism and sexism, and to envision new ways of being and moving in the world. Women's participation in ritual, concert, and social dance in North America, Haiti, Cuba, and Brazil will be studied through readings, viewings, and stagings. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 356E, 372E (Topic: Black Women and Dance), Theatre and Dance 357T (Topic: Black Women and Dance), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Black Women and Dance), 340 (Topic 43). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 357C. African American History to 1860.

Same as American Studies 321E and History 357C. Review of West African origins; New World settlement patterns, social life, and culture; discussion of the Atlantic slave trade, the development of capitalism and plantation slavery, and the origins of racism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 357C, American Studies 321 (Topic: African American History to 1860), 321E, History 357C. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 357D. African American History since 1860.

Same as American Studies 321F, History 357D, and Urban Studies 353 (Topic 1). Survey of the history of African Americans in the United States from 1860 to the present: Emancipation, Reconstruction politics, migration and urbanization, and the evolution of African American culture; kinds of sources and methods valuable for analyzing African American life and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 357D, American Studies 321 (Topic: African American History since 1860), 321F, History 357D, Urban Studies 353 (Topic 1). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 359N. History of Africa since 1800.

Same as History 359N. Development of sub-Saharan Africa from the end of the slave trade to independence. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 360. Race, Law, and United States Society.

Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 5) and History 365G (Topic 13). Examines the intersection of racial ideology and legal culture in the United States. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Partially fulfills legislative requirement in American history. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 360, 372F (Topic: Race, Law, and US Society), American Studies 370 (Topic: Race, Law, and US Society), 370 (Topic 5), History 365G (Topic: Race, Law, and US Society), 365G (Topic 13). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 361K. Performing Race: African American Literary Performance.

Study of the criticism and performance of modern African American drama. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. African and African Diaspora Studies 361K and 374 (Topic: Performance of Dramatic Literature: African American Writers) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 365. Politics in Contemporary Africa.

Same as Government 365N (Topic 1: Politics in Contemporary Africa). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

AFR 372C. Topics in Critical Black Studies.

Explores the history, foundational ideas, and subsequent theoretical developments that guide contemporary black studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C, 374, 374C, 374D, 374E, 374F. Some topics partially fulfill the legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 2: Race and Beauty in American Culture. Same as History 350R (Topic 11). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic 2), 374D (Topic 1: Race and Beauty in American Culture), History 350R (Topic 11). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 3: Property in American Culture. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 38: Property in American Culture). Explores American conceptions of property over a wide range of economic transformations from the mercantile to the digital age, with special attention to the ambiguous and tension-filled meanings of property for women, African Americans, and Native Americans. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic 3), 374D (Topic: Property in American Culture), American Studies 370 (Topic: Property in American Culture), 370 (Topic 38).
Topic 4: Gender and Slavery in the United States. Same as History 350R (Topic 14) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 31). Examines the gendered experience of chattel slavery in the United States. Includes critical analysis of classic and contemporary texts, films, and songs that focus on slave labor, family, community, sexuality, and the economy. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic 4), 374D (Topic: Gender and Slavery in the United States), History 350L (Topic: Gender and Slavery in the United States), 350R (Topic 14), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender and Slavery in the United States), 345 (Topic 31). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 5: Black Studies and Social Media. Explores the social media universe through the lens of black studies. In addition to considering traditional black studies issues as they play out in the social media context, students will also engage professional development activities and service learning. Through activities, discussions, and readings, students will study black participation in the social media landscape, and will experience the possibilities for social media participation as a community benefit. African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic: Black Studies & Social Media) and 372C (Topic 5) may not both be counted.
Topic 12: Race, Gender, and Surveillance. Same as Sociology 322V and Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic 8). Overview of theories in the sociology of social control, with a focus on risk, power, ethics, and surveillance. Examines historical transformations in social control and the distributions of power in the United States and global contexts, with attention to race, gender, and class. Subjects include: the transatlantic slave trade; prisons and punishment; the gaze, voyeurism, and reality television watching; the Internet; travel and state borders; privacy; and biometrics and the body. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic 12), 374E (Topic: Surveillance and Social Control), Sociology 321K (Topic: Surveillance and Social Control), 322V, Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic: Surveillance and Social Control), 322 (Topic 8). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 14: Black Political Thought. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 42). Exploration of black social and political thinkers, writers, and reformers, and how their works influence the legacies of slavery, empire, and patriarchy within the United States. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic: Black Political Thought), 372C (Topic 14), American Studies 370 (Topic: Black Political Thought), 370 (Topic 42).
Topic 15: Postcolonial Women Writers. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 38) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 64). Literary exploration of how postcolonial women across the world view their positions as citizens, migrants, workers, parents, activists, and artists in the new millennium. Subjects include the effects of imperialism in women's lives, western feminisms developed to address global women's needs, and what new possibilities for decolonization, feminism, and creativity remain to be explored. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C (Topic: Postcolonial Women Writers), 372C (Topic 15), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Postcolonial Women Writers), 323 (Topic 38), English 370W (Topic: Postcolonial Women Writers), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Postcolonial Women Writers), 340 (Topic 64).

AFR 372D. Topics in Black Education, Psychology, and Health.

Explores the history, theoretical developments, and institutional forms that impact the education and the physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being of people of African descent. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: African and African Diaspora Studies 372D, 374, 374C, 374D, 374E, 374F. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Psychology of Race and Racism. Same as Educational Psychology 362 (Topic 6). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora 374D (Topic 8: Psychology of Race and Racism), 372D (Topic 1), Curriculum and Instruction 362 (Topic 6).
Topic 2: Sociocultural Influences on Learning. Human learning in multisocial, multilingual, and multicultural contexts; realities of society and their impact on learning; social concerns such as prejudice, stereotyping, cross-cultural attitudes, bilingual issues, parent and community involvement. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with field hours to be arranged. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372D (Topic 2), 374D (Topic: Sociocultural Influences on Learning), Applied Learning and Development 327. Additional prerequisite: Three semester hours of coursework in psychology.

AFR 372E. Topics in Black Popular Culture.

Studies in music, art, literature, and sports that explore the artistic, aesthetic, bodily, and other cultural expressions and traditions of black people. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours required for some topics. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E, 374, 374C, 374D, 374E, 374F. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Toni Morrison. Same as English 349S (Topic 5: Toni Morrison) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 46: Toni Morrison). An examination of select novels by the Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist focuses on the positional uniqueness that womanism shares with a predominant feminism, which surfaces in historicized familial relationships. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 1), 374F (Topic: Toni Morrison), English 349S (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Toni Morrison), 345 (Topic 46). Additional prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 2: Slavery across Genres. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 32: Slavery across Genres). Uses nonfictional and fictional narrative accounts of slavery in the United States to examine the political, social, cultural, economic, and psychological aspects of the institution of slavery at different historical moments. Sources may include authors such as Frederick Douglass, Toni Morrison, William Faulkner, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edward P. Jones; graphic novels; conceptual art; court records; and bills of sale. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 2), 374D (Topic 7), American Studies 370 (Topic: Slavery across Genres), 370 (Topic 32).
Topic 4: African American Literature through the Harlem Renaissance. Same as English 376R. A survey of African American writing, including autobiography, poetry, fiction, and drama. Authors may include Douglass, Jacobs, Frances E. W. Harper, Chestnutt, Du Bois, Hurston, and Hughes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 4), 374F (Topic 1), English 376R. Additional prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 5: African American Literature since the Harlem Renaissance. Same as English 376S. The development of African American poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction since the Harlem Renaissance. Authors may include Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Malcolm X, Baraka, Morrison, Shange, and Charles Johnson. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 5) and English 376S may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 8: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 19), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 14). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 8), 374 (Topic 26), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 4), English 322 (Topic: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 26), 342 (Topic 19), Persian 361 (Topic: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 14).
Topic 12: Black Perspectives in Jazz. Same as Music 342 (Topic 5). Explores the social, cultural, political, and artistic relationships between jazz and the black experience, both within the African American context and throughout the diaspora. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 12), 374 (Topic 10: Black Perspectives in Jazz), Music 342 (Topic 5).
Topic 13: Black Queer Literature and Film. Same as English 376M (Topic 8) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 47). Analyzes written works, films, and videos by and about lesbians, bisexual, transgender, and gay black people, with an emphasis on understanding the historical and theoretical construction of sexual and gender identities and sexual/cultural practices in black communities. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic: Black Queer Literature and Film), 372E (Topic 13), 374F (Topic: Black Queer Literature and Film), English 376M (Topic: Black Queer Literature and Film), 376M (Topic 8), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Black Queer Literature and Film), 340 (Topic 47). Additional prerequisite: For English majors, nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 15: Contemporary African American Women's Fiction. Same as English 376M (Topic 7) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 29). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Contemporary African American Women's Fiction), 372E (Topic 15), English 376M (Topic: Contemporary African American Women's Fiction), 376M (Topic 7), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Contemporary African American Women's Fiction), 340 (Topic 29). Additional prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 17: Hip Hop Rhetorics. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 8). Examination of the hip hop rhetorics of writers, performers, and activists of the hip hop generation. Subjects include the use of cultural tools including rap, fashion, dance, graffiti, and deejaying, to construct their identities and make and disseminate meaning within and about their social worlds, particularly around issues of racism, sexism and misogyny, poverty, and heterosexism. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic: Hip Hop Rhetorics), 372E (Topic 17), Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 8).
Topic 18: Kinetic Storytelling. Exploration of the use of dance as a practice of social justice. Kinetic storytelling is a dance-based theatre that is highly structured yet improvisational and is explicitly informed by Africanist aesthetics and concerns of marginalization and inequity. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic: Kinetic Storytelling), 372E (Topic 18), Theatre and Dance 352T (Topic: Kinetic Storytelling). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 19: Race and Sport in African American Life. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 26) and Kinesiology 352K (Topic 6). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic 19), 374 (Topic 27), Anthropology 324L (Topic 26), Kinesiology 352K (Topic 6) Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 20: African American Concert Dance. Examines dance by and for African Americans and its relation to politics of race, gender, sexuality, class, and power in relation to evolving social and historical contexts. Explores the ways the concept of "blackness" has been embodied, challenged, and intersected with the development of evolution of American concert dance since the turn of the twentieth century. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic: African American Concert Dance), 372E (Topic 20), Theatre and Dance 352T (Topic: African American Concert Dance).

AFR 372F. Topics in Blacks in Government, Law, and Policy.

Explores the philosophical, legal, and institutional traditions affecting black people as individual members of a group and participants in broader societies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: African and African Diaspora Studies 320, 372F, 374, 374C, 374D, 374E. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 10: Race and the Criminal Justice System. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 38). Examines historical and contemporary studies that provide arguments about the connections between race, poverty, and the criminal justice system. Subjects include how and why acts of police violence, questionable court proceedings, and unjust sentences routinely take place, and how and why they are often sanctioned by institutional practices and society at large. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 320 (Topic 3), 372F (Topic 10), Anthropology 324L (Topic 38).
Topic 11: Black Women, Struggle, and the Transnational State. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 63). Surveys black women's experiences living with and confronting state oppression around the world. Takes an historical, social, and theoretical look at the roots of this oppression and inequality, and how black women have chosen to respond to it locally and globally. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372F (Topic: Black Women, Struggle, and the Transnational State), 372F (Topic 11), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Black Women, Struggle, and the Transnational State), Latin American Studies 324L (Topic: Black Women, Struggle, and the Transnational State), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Black Women, Struggle, and the Transnational State), 340 (Topic 63).
Topic 13: Urban Unrest. Same as Asian American Studies 330 (Topic 6), American Studies 321 (Topic 8), Anthropology 324L (Topic 46), and Urban Studies 354 (Topic 14). Analysis of the roots of urban unrest, exploring a range of origins: joblessness, state violence, white flight, backlash against civil rights gains, new immigration, and interracial strife. Beyond race and class, subjects include exploring unrest as a mode of pushing the normative boundaries of gender and sexuality in public space. Course material will draw from film, literature, history, geography, and anthropology. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372F (Topic: Urban Unrest), 372F (Topic 13), 374D (Topic: Urban Unrest), American Studies 321 (Topic: Urban Unrest), 321 (Topic 8), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Urban Unrest), 324L (Topic 46), Asian American Studies 330 (Topic: Urban Unrest), 330 (Topic 6), Urban Studies 354 (Topic: Urban Unrest), 354 (Topic 14).
Topic 15: The Tragicomedy of American Democracy. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 44) and Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic 2). Examines the foundational ideas and practices essential to the unfolding of American democracy by focusing on founding documents, public speeches, major political conflicts, and canonical texts of political philosophy. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: Tragicomedy of American Democracy), 372F (Topic 15), American Studies 370 (Topic: Tragicomedy of American Democracy), 370 (Topic 44), Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic: Tragicomedy of American Democracy), 326 (Topic 2), Western Civilization 320 (Topic: Tragicomedy of American Democracy).

AFR 372G. Topics in African and African Diasporic Cultures and Languages.

Explores the cultural, historical, linguistic, artistic, philosophical, and other intellectual traditions emerging from within Africa and as developed, reinterpreted, or reimagined in diasporic contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours required for some topics. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G, 374, 374C, 374D, 374E, 374F. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Literature of AIDS in Africa. Same as English 360S (Topic 2). Examines the emerging cultural representations of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa through journalistic, social science, and historical accounts. Examines the difficulty of representing the various aspects of a public-health crisis. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 1), 374C (Topic: Literature of African AIDS), English 360S (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: For English majors, nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 2: Nigeria: A History of Nation-Building. Same as History 350L (Topic 35: Nigeria: A History of Nation-Building). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 2), 374C (Topic 1: Nigeria: A History of Nation-Building), History 350L (Topic 35).
Topic 3: Archaeology of African Thought. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 24: Archaeology of African Thought). Archaeological, historical, and ethnographic data as they relate to the foundations of contemporary African and African American societies. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora 372G (Topic 3), 374C (Topic 2), Anthropology 324L (Topic 24).
Topic 4: African Cinemas. Explores the cultural and social values in historical, literary, and fictional contexts of African films.
Topic 5: Gender in North and West Africa. Same as Islamic Studies 373 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 16), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic 28), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 34). Examines gender discourses through North African and West African literary works by looking at the role(s) played by Islam and Christianity in the creation of the identities of African men and women. Includes discussion of the question of what gender is, and whether it is socially constructed. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 5), 374C (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 373 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 16), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 342 (Topic 28), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Gender in North and West Africa), 340 (Topic 34). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: African Women's History. Same as History 364G (Topic 5) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 32). Major themes include politics, economics, religion, the family, culture, technology, feminism, colonialism, nationalism, and development in relation to the lives of African women. Only one of the followed may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 6), 374C (Topic: African Women's History), History 364G (Topic: African Women's History), 364G (Topic 5), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: African Women's History), 340 (Topic 32).
Topic 7: African Queer Studies. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 3). Examines the development of African queer studies as the interdisciplinary study of sexuality on the African continent, and its impact on the academic and activist realm. Focus on intersectional feminist and queer theory and how this field offers tools that can be used to rethink issues of oppression and domination in relationship to race, nation, sex, gender, and sexuality on the African continent. Of particular interest will be LGBTQ activism and the ways in which queer Africans engage and shape their sexuality, and create forms of belonging in their countries and their communities. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic: African Queer Studies), 372G (Topic 7), Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 3), 340 (Topic: African Queer Studies).
Topic 10: Afro-Latin America. Same as History 350L (Topic 68) and Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 31). Examines the historical experiences of people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean beginning in the slavery era, and focuses on the histories of Afro-Latin Americans after emancipation. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic: Afro-Latin America), 372G (Topic 10), 374E (Topic: Afro-Latin America), History 350L (Topic: Afro-Latin America), 350L (Topic 68), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic: Afro-Latin America), 366 (Topic 31). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 20: The Histories of African Liberation. Same as History 364G (Topic 9). Examination of important figures, movements, strategies, and factors that contributed to decolonization on the African continent. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic: Histories of African Liberation), 372G (Topic 20), History 364G (Topic: Histories of African Liberation), 364G (Topic: 9).
Topic 32: African History in Films and Photographs. Same as History 364G (Topic 4). Designed to increase understanding of the social, economic, and political challenges of the past fifty years of Africa's history through an examination of several popular films. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374C (Topic: African History in Films and Photographs), 372G (Topic: African History in Films and Photographs), 372G (Topic 32), History 364G (Topic: African History in Films and Photographs), 364G (Topic 4).
Topic 33: Sex and Power in the African Diaspora. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 48) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 52). Exploration of various experiences and theories of sex, intimacy, and desire alongside intellectual and artistic engagements with power hierarchies and spirituality across transnational black communities. Subjects include the concept of "erotic subjectivity" from various theoretical and methodological angles, principally within African diasporic contexts. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic: Sex and Power in the African Diaspora), 372G (Topic 33), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Sex and Power in the African Diaspora), 324L (Topic 48), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Sex and Power in the African Diaspora), 340 (Topic 52).
Topic 34: Jesus, Africa, and History. Same as Religious Studies 360 (Topic 1). Exploration of the history of Christianity in Africa, from antiquity to the present, including the ways in which African interpretations and religious expressions of Christianity are presented in this history. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic: Jesus, Africa, and History), 372G (Topic 34), Religious Studies 360 (Topic: Jesus, Africa, and History), 360 (Topic 1).

AFR 373. Independent Research.

Supervised individual research on a problem in African and African diaspora studies. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, African and African Diaspora Studies 301 or 303, and written consent of the supervising faculty member on forms available in the department office for that purpose.

AFR 374C. Advanced Topics in African Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C, 372D, 372E, 372F, 372G, 374C. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 3: Globalization, Transnationalism, and Internationalism. Same as History 350R (Topic 29). Addresses the complex role of the United States in the greater scope of international relations in politics, with an emphasis on how political events in the United States reach the African continent in a variety of ways. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374C (Topic: Globalization, Internationalism, and Transnationalism), 374C (Topic 3), History 350R (Topic: Globalization, Internationalism, and Transnationalism), 350R (Topic 29). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: History of Southern Africa. Same as History 350L (Topic 72) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 39). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374C (Topic: History of Southern Africa), 374C (Topic 4), History 350L (Topic: History of Southern Africa), 350L (Topic 72), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: History of Southern Africa), 340 (Topic 39).
Topic 6: Apartheid: South African History. Same as History 364G (Topic 6) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 42). A study of the social, political, economic, and cultural history of South Africa to contextualize the rise of apartheid. Primarily focuses on the period since 1948 from the perspectives of women, children, and men of all racial backgrounds who lived through that particular period. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374C (Topic: Apartheid and Resistance in South Africa), 374C (Topic: Apartheid: South African History), 374C (Topic 6), History 364G (Topic: Apartheid: South African History), 364G (Topic: Apartheid and Resistance in South Africa), 364G (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Apartheid: South African History), 340 (Topic 42).

AFR 374D. Advanced Topics in Black United States Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C, 372D, 372E, 372F, 372G, 372G, 374D. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 2: History of Black Entrepreneurship in the United States. Same as History 350R (Topic 12). African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic 2) and History 350R (Topic 12) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 3: Slavery in the United States. Same as History 350R (Topic 10). African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic 3) and History 350R (Topic 10) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 4: African Americans and the Media. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic 4), Journalism 340C (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 5: Race, Sport, and Identity. Same as Sociology 322R. Explores the sociological significance of sport in relation to the construction of racialized identities. Focuses primarily but not exclusively on the black experience in sport, and examines the changing meanings given to sport throughout the twentieth century. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374 (Topic: Race, Sport, and Identity), 374D (Topic 5), Sociology 322R. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Sociology 302.
Topic 6: Black Americans and the South. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 31: Black Americans and the South). Traces the post-Reconstruction conversation among black Americans over how to live in the South and make sense of its history of widespread racial violence, lynching, de jure segregation, civil rights struggles, and their legacies. Sources include authors such as Jean Toomer, Tayari Jones, and Natasha Trethewey, and fiction, speeches, newspaper accounts, photographs, paintings, poetry, and popular music, including jazz, blues, rock, rhythm and blues, and hip hop and rap. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374 (Topic: Black Americans and the South), 374D (Topic 6), American Studies 370 (Topic 31). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 9: Black Women in America. Same as History 350R (Topic 17) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 9). Uses primary sources, historical monographs, and essays to provide a chronological and thematic overview of the experiences of black women in America from their African roots to the circumstances they face in the present era. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic 9) History 350L (Topic: Black Women in America), 350R (Topic 17), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 9). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 11: Psychology of the African American Experience. Same as Educational Psychology 362 (Topic 9). Examination of the psychology of people of African descent using an African-centered liberatory model. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: Psychology of the African-American Experience), 374D (Topic 11), Educational Psychology 362 (Topic: Psychology of the African-American Experience), 362 (Topic 9).
Topic 12: African Americans in Sports. Same as Curriculum and Instruction 373. Theoretical and practical complexities in issues surrounding African Americans in sports, including the relationship between athletics and higher education. Focuses on racial stereotyping, identity theory, and how practical knowledge of these theories can aid in understanding the current state of athletics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: African Americans in Sports), 374D (Topic 12), Curriculum and Instruction 373.
Topic 13: African American Politics. Same as Government 370K (Topic 3). The evolution and role of African American politics within the American political system. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: African American Politics), 374D (Topic 13), Government 370K (Topic 3).
Topic 14: The Black Church in African American Politics. Same as Government 370K (Topic 4) and Religious Studies 346 (Topic 7). Examination of the political role of the black church and its leaders in the development of African American political behavior. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: Black Church in African American Politics), 374D (Topic 14), Government 370K (Topic 4), Religious Studies 346 (Topic: Black Church in African American Politics), 346 (Topic 7).
Topic 15: Texas Black History. Same as History 365G (Topic 7). Surveys the history of blacks in Texas from before American settlement to the present. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: Texas Black History), 374D (Topic 15), History 365G (Topic: Texas Black History), 365G (Topic 7).
Topic 16: Antebellum Slavery. Same as History 365G (Topic 6) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 33). Examination of slavery at its maturity during the nineteenth century. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: Antebellum Slavery), 374D (Topic 16), History 365G (Topic: Antebellum Slavery), 365G (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Antebellum Slavery), 340 (Topic 33).
Topic 17: The United States in the Civil Rights Era. Same as American Studies 321 (Topic 9) and History 356P. Examines United States history in the post-World War II era, including how civil rights and other racial issues helped shape the politics, popular culture, and social life of this period. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: The United States in the Civil Rights Era), 374D (Topic 17), American Studies 321 (Topic: The United States in the Civil Rights Era), 321 (Topic 9), History 356P, Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic: The United States in the Civil Rights Era), 374 (Topic 36). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.
Topic 20: Domestic Slave Trade. Same as History 350R (Topic 24). Explores the inner workings of the domestic slave trade from the perspectives of slaveholders, speculators, and the enslaved. Analysis of maps, letters, diaries, newspaper advertisements, and legislation relating to the domestic slave trade. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: Domestic Slave Trade), 374D (Topic 20), History 350R (Topic: Domestic Slave Trade), 350R (Topic 24).
Topic 21: African American Social and Political Thought. Same as American Studies 321J, Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic 3), and Government 335M (Topic 10). Examines the speeches and writings by major theorists and critics of the prophetic tradition of black political thought. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: African American Social and Political Thought), 374D (Topic 21), American Studies 321 (Topic: African American Social and Political Thought), 321J, Core Texts and Ideas 326 (Topic 3), 335 (Topic: African American Social and Political Thought), Government 335M (Topic: African American Social and Political Thought), 335M (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

AFR 374E. Advanced Topics in the African Diaspora.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C, 372D, 372E, 372F, 372G, 374E. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 2: The Politics of Race and Violence in Brazil. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 37: The Politics of Race and Violence in Brazil) and Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 14: The Politics of Race and Violence in Brazil). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: Atlantic Slavery: History and Memory. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 33: Atlantic Slavery: History and Memory). Charts a history of Atlantic slavery by focusing on primary sources detailing crucial events and contexts such as the Zong Massacre, the Haitian Revolution, and Dred Scott vs. Sandford, among others. Considers how historians, memoirists, fiction writers, visual and performance artists and filmmakers have come to terms with that history and its implications. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374E (Topic 3), American Studies 370 (Topic: Atlantic Slavery: History and Memory), 370 (Topic 33). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: Reimagining Cuba, 1868-Present. Same as History 347C and Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 22). Explores Cuban-United States relations from the nineteenth century to the present, including issues of empire and transnationalism, and social change engagements between Cuba and the United States before and after the Cuban Revolution. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374E (Topic: Reimagining Cuba, 1868-Present), 374E (Topic 4), History 347C, 363K (Topic: Reimagining Cuba, 1868-Present), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 22). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: Afro-Caribbean Diasporas. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 19). Analysis of the socio-cultural contexts of the African diaspora in the Americas, with a specific focus on the African diaspora in the islands of the Caribbean. Designed to analyze the cultural, social, and philosophical contributions of these diasporic populations and the ways they build social and cultural agency in their specific national or diasporic contexts. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374E (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Diasporas), 374E (Topic 6), Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 19), 370S (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Diasporas).

AFR 374F. Advanced Topics in Black Expressive Culture.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: African and African Diaspora Studies 372C, 372D, 372E, 372G, 374F. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 4: Contemporary Women Authors. Same as English 370W (Topic 2: Contemporary Women Authors) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 15: Contemporary Women Authors). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 6: Writing Slavery. Same as English 376M (Topic 3) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 31). Explores the controversial rewriting of slavery in a presentist context by contemporary authors. Addresses challenges that archival limitations and revisionist writings about slavery pose for academic disciplines, literary instruction, and/or pedagogy. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Writing Slavery), 374F (Topic 6), English 376M (Topic: Writing Slavery), 376M (Topic 3), Women's and Gender 340 (Topic: Writing Slavery), 340 (Topic 31). Additional prerequisite: For English majors, nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 7: Caribbean Literature. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 6) and English 360L (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic 7), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 6), English 360L (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Topic 8: The Music of the African Diaspora. Same as Latin American Studies 326 (Topic 5) and Music 334 (Topic 5). The musical legacy of the African slave trade in the Americas, the social contexts in which black musical forms have developed, and their varied forms. Subjects include the shifting meanings of "black music" in various contexts; the notion of hybridity; the uses of African influenced music as a political or oppositional tool; and African ethnic groups represented prominently in the New World, the traditions they brought with them, and the ways they have been adapted to new ends. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Music of the African Diaspora), 374F (Topic 8), Latin American Studies 326 (Topic: Music of the African Diaspora), 326 (Topic 5), Music 334 (Topic: Music of the African Diaspora), 334 (Topic 5).
Topic 9: Africana Women's Art. Same as Art History 346L and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 46). Analysis of the diverse modes of presentation, mediums, definitions, and influences of Africana women artists in the diaspora. Designed to use critical theory and art history found in oral and written literatures, music, films, and other formal and informal documents. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Africana Women's Art), 374F (Topic 9), Art History 346L, 373C (Topic: Africana Women's Art), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Africana Women's Art), 340 (Topic 46). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 10: Visual Cultures of Africa. Same as Art History 346M. Painting, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, performance, mixed media, photography, films, and the aesthetic ideas behind the production of African visual cultures from the perspectives of rituals, rites of passage, celebrations, initiations, documentations, and expressions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Visual Cultures of Africa), 374F (Topic 10), Art History 346M, 373C (Topic: Visual Cultures of Africa).
Topic 11: Introduction to African Art. Same as Art History 346K. Investigates the lives and works of several artists who have made substantial contributions to the definition, history, and interpretation of the visual arts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Introduction to African Art), 374F (Topic 11), Art History 346K, 373C (Topic: Introduction to African Art), 374 (Topic: Introduction to African Art), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Introduction to African Art).
Topic 12: Visual Arts of the Caribbean. Same as Art History 345M. A look at a wide range of artists from the countries of the Caribbean, including examples of cinema and reggae music packaging. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic: Visual Arts of the Caribbean), 374F (Topic: Visual Arts of the Caribbean), 374F (Topic 12), Art History 345M, 373D (Topic: Visual Arts of the Caribbean), 374 (Topic: Visual Arts of the Caribbean).
Topic 13: Diaspora Visions. Same as Art History 345L and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 48). An exploration of border crossing by cultures and groups including Yorubas, Jews, Armenians, Tibetans, Hamish, Pakistanis, and Indians and the production of images by immigrants, exiles, and nomads in alien lands. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Diaspora Vision), 374F (Topic 13), Art History 345L, 373D (Topic: Diaspora Visions), 374 (Topic: Diaspora Vision), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Diaspora Vision), 340 (Topic 48).
Topic 14: Contemporary British Artists of the African Diaspora. Same as Art History 345K. A look at a wide range of artists, practicing in Britain, who are part of the African diaspora via such factors as the Atlantic slave trade and various patterns of international migration. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Contemporary British Artists of the African Diaspora), 374F (Topic 14), Art History 345K, 374 (Topic: Contemporary British Artists of the African Diaspora).
Topic 15: Contemporary Artists of the African Diaspora. Same as Art History 345J. Examines a wide range of artists, practicing in different parts of the world, who are part of the African diaspora via such factors as the Atlantic slave trade and various patterns of international migration. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Contemporary Artists of the African Diaspora), 374F (Topic 15), Art History 345J, 373D (Topic: Contemporary Artists of the African Diaspora), 374 (Topic: Contemporary Artists of the African Diaspora).
Topic 18: Historical Imagining of Africa in Films. Same as History 350L (Topic 70) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 40). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Historical Imagining of Africa in Film), 374F (Topic 18), History 350L (Topic: Historical Imagining of Africa in Film), 350L (Topic 70), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Historical Imagining of Africa in Film), 340 (Topic 40).
Topic 19: Twentieth-Century African American Art. Same as Art History 344J. A survey of visual art produced by people of African descent in the United States with an emphasis on the twentieth century and its sociohistorical framework. Changes in modes of expression, formal concerns, pictorial themes, and the impact of the Black Arts movement, feminism, and Afrocentrism on art are explored, as well as the relationship of the work of black artists to art from West and Central Africa and the visual traditions of European and Euro-American artists. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372E (Topic: Twentieth-Century African American Art), 374F (Topic: 20th-Century African American Art), 374F (Topic 19), Art History 344J, 366N (Topic: 20th-Century African American Art).
Topic 21: Literature of Black Politics. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 43). Examines the novels, plays, and critical essays of Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison as works of democratic political theorizing and political engagement. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Literature of Black Politics), 374F (Topic 21), American Studies 370 (Topic: Literature of Black Politics), 370 (Topic 43), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: Literature of Black Politics), Western Civilization 320 (Topic: Literature of Black Politics).
Topic 22: Music of Mexico and the Caribbean. Same as Latin American Studies 326 (Topic 1) and Music 334 (Topic 1). Introduction to the history of Mexican and Caribbean traditional and commercial music, with some discussion of classical music as well. Attention will be given to music of indigenous, African, European, and mixed origin. Mexico and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean receive special attention. Class meetings will be divided into lecture/discussion segments, videos, listening, and performance instruction/demonstration. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Music of Mexico and the Caribbean), 374F (Topic 22), Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Music of Mexico and the Caribbean), 326 (Topic 1), Music 334 (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

AFR 375. Community Internship.

Internship in a community organization that facilitates the economic, political, and social development of Austin's African American community. Students participate in research projects under the supervision of a faculty member. Approximately eight hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Additional lecture hours may be required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, African and African Diaspora Studies 301, and consent of instructor.

AFR 376. Senior Seminar.

Restricted to majors in African and African diaspora studies. A capstone course focusing on black intellectual traditions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Completion of seventy-five semester hours of college coursework, African and African Diaspora Studies 301, and consent of instructor.

AFR 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

For honors candidates in African and African diaspora studies. Individual reading of selected works for one semester, followed in the second semester by the writing of an honors thesis. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the African and African Diaspora Studies Honors Program no later than two semesters before expected graduation; for 679HB, African and African Diaspora Studies 679HA. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in African and African diaspora studies of at least 3.50 are required for admission to the African and African Diaspora Studies Honors Program.

Swahili: SWA

Lower-Division Courses

SWA 601C. Intensive Swahili I.

Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Swahili 601C and 506 may not both be counted. Swahili 601C and 507 may not both be counted.

SWA 506. First-Year Swahili I.

Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Swahili 601C and 506 may not both be counted.

SWA 507. First-Year Swahili II.

Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Swahili 601C and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Swahili 506.

SWA 611C. Intensive Swahili II.

Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Swahili 611C and 312K may not both be counted. Swahili 611C and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Swahili 601C.

SWA 612. Accelerated Second-Year Swahili.

Not open to native speakers of Swahili. Eight lecture hours a week for one semester.

SWA 312K. Second-Year Swahili I.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Swahili 611C and 312K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Swahili 507.

SWA 312L. Second-Year Swahili II.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Swahili 611C and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Swahili 312K.

Upper-Division Courses

SWA 360. Conference Course in Swahili Language and Literature.

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Swahili language or literature. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Yoruba: YOR

Lower-Division Courses

YOR 601C. Beginning Yoruba.

An intensive beginning course with an emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Yoruba 601C and 506 may not both be counted. Yoruba 601C and 507 may not both be counted.

YOR 506. First-Year Yoruba I.

Restricted to non-native speakers of Yoruba. Standard Yoruba of southwest Nigeria. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Yoruba 601C and 506 may not both be counted.

YOR 507. First-Year Yoruba II.

Restricted to non-native speakers of Yoruba. Continuation of the study of standard Yoruba of southwest Nigeria. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Yoruba 601C and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Yoruba 506 with a grade of at least C.

YOR 611C. Intermediate Yoruba.

An intensive intermediate course with emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Yoruba 611C and 312K may not both be counted. Yoruba 611C and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Yoruba 601C or 507 with a grade of at least C.

YOR 312K. Second-Year Yoruba I.

Oral expression, reading, and comprehension. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Yoruba 611C and 312K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Yoruba 601C or 507 with a grade of at least C.

YOR 312L. Second-Year Yoruba II.

Continuation of the study of oral expression, reading, and comprehension. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Yoruba 611C and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Yoruba 312K with a grade of at least C.

Upper-Division Courses