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The following AFRO courses can be used toward a BA degree in African American Studies. Instructors' names are linked to syllabi.

Course Title Instructor
AFRO 201 Intro to African-American Studies
Larry Watson (sample syllabus)
AFRO 202 Intro to African-American Studies Kent Germany (sample syllabus)
Larry Watson (sample syllabus)
AFRO 226 Socio-Cultural Variations in Health & Illness  
AFRO 303/ ANTH 303 African-American Cultures. Terrance Weik
AFRO 308/ WOST 308 African-American Feminist Theory Kim Simmons (sample syllabus)
AFRO 330/ PSYC 330 Psychology & Afro-Amer Experience Leslie Bessellieu
AFRO 335 Survey of Civil Rights Movements Kent Germany (sample syllabus)
AFRO 342/ RELG 342 African American Religious Experience  
AFRO 350/ EDFN 350 Antiracist Education  
AFRO 398 Special Topics in African-American Studies see "Special Topics" list below
AFRO 399 Independent Study by contract with AAS faculty
AFRO 402/ POLI 402 African American Political Thought Todd Shaw (sample syllabus)
AFRO 442/ ANTH 442/ ENGL 457/ LING 442 Afr-Amer English Tracy Weldon
AFRO 486/ ENGL 486/ SPCH 486 African-American Rhetoric  
AFRO 498 Seminar in African-American Studies  
AFRO 499 Seminar in African-American Studies Andrew Billingsley
AFRO 517/ ANTH 517 Anthropogical View of Blacks in Film Kimberly Simons
AFRO 580/ ANTH 580 Culture & Identity in African Diaspora Kimberly Simons


AFRO 398 Special Topics courses (instructors' names are linked to syllabi)

AFRO 398 Intro to US Racial & Ethnic Politics Todd Shaw (sample syllabus)
AFRO 398 Current Issues in Social Work Nicholas Cooper-Lewter (sample syllabus)
AFRO 398 Women & Media K Campbell (sample syllabus)
AFRO 398 Black South Carolinians Bobby Donaldson
AFRO 398 History of African American Art Lana A. Burgess (sample syllabus)
AFRO 398 Documentary and Oral History Kent Germany (sample syllabus)
AFRO 398 Hurricane Katrina Kent Germany (sample syllabus)


Other Courses:
The following courses from other departments can be used to fulfill the requirements for a BA degree in African American Studies. Instructors' names are linked to syllabi.

ANTH 303 African American Cultures  
ANTH 307 Culture of Africa  
ANTH 576 African American Folklore and Archeology  
ENGL 428 African American Literature  
GEOG 428 Geography of Sub Saharan Africa  
GINT 364 African American Politics  
GINT 432 Race, Ethnicity and World Politics  
GINT 456 International Relations of Africa  
HIST 106 Introduction to African History David Simmons
HIST 351 Africa to 1800  
HIST 352 Africa since 1800 Ronald Atkinson
HIST 415 Black Americans  
HIST 479 Oral History  
HIST 648, The Black Experience in the United States  
HIST 649, The Black Experience in the United States Wanda Hendricks
Valinda Littlefield
MUSC 399 Independent Study- African American Musicians, Composers Heather Hawn
PSYC 330 Psychology of the Black Experience Leslie Bessellieu
RELG 342 The African-American Religious Experience  
RELG 373 Religion in the South Kevin Lewis
SOCY 355 Minority Group Relations  
   
   



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