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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science


AFRICOL Africology



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100 Black Reality: Survey of African-American Society. 3 cr. U. An introduction to key concepts, structures, and institutions in African-American societies.|Prereq: none.
102 Survey of African-American Literature. 3 cr. U. A survey of a variety of African-American literature.|Prereq: none.
111 Introduction to African-American History to 1865. 3 cr. U. African and African-American history to the Reconstruction period.|Prereq: none.
112 Introduction to African-American History, 1865 to the Present. 3 cr. U. African-American history from the Reconstruction era to the present.|Prereq: none.
121 Introduction to African-American Politics. 3 cr. U. Introduction to African-American politics, with special emphasis on the relation between race, ethnicity, religion, class, and power in American society.|Prereq: none.
125 Economics of the Black Community. 3 cr. U. A survey of key economic principles, and elements that structure economic behavior in the black community.|Prereq: none.
163 African-American Concept of Self. 3 cr. U. Survey of the cultural, social and psychological origins of the contemporary view African Americans have of themselves.|Prereq: none.
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. For further information, consult the department chair.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & assoc dean for SAS.
205 The Poetry of African, African-American, and Caribbean Writers. 3 cr. U. A survey of ideas, themes, values, beliefs, and attitudes in the poetry of African, African-American and Caribbean writers.|Prereq: soph st.
210 The African-American Novel. 3 cr. U. A study of the social and cultural significance of the African-American novel, with emphasis on genre, imagery, and dramatic irony.|Prereq: soph st.
215 Introduction to Black Social and Cultural Traditions. 3 cr. U. A consideration of the social and cultural traditions that ground the life experiences and prospects of black people.|Prereq: none.
220 Introduction to Statistics in Africology. 3 cr. U. The use of statistical methods and techniques in Africology. Data from the Afroworld (North and South America, Africa, and the Caribbean) will be analyzed.|Prereq: Math 103 (106)(P) or 105(P) or score level 30 on math placement exam.
222 Research Methods in Africology. 3 cr. U. A survey of research methods and techniques, and the uses of the computer in data gathering and analysis in Africology.|Prereq: soph st; elementary stats course.
228 Introduction to Black Political Economy. 3 cr. U. A survey of the interplay of the basic political and economic categories that structure the form and content of black life in America.|Prereq: soph st.
232 Survey of African Societies and Cultures. 3 cr. U. A survey of continuities and changes in the social and cultural lives of the peoples of Black Africa.|Prereq: soph st.
235 African Americans and South Africa. 3 cr. U. The study of ideological, economic, religious, cultural, educational and political ties between African Americans and black South Africans from the 19th century to the present.|Prereq: soph st or cons instr.
250 Black Women and White Women in the Contemporary United States. 3 cr. U. The effect of economics, education, social structures and history on the role of black women in U.S. society.|Prereq: soph st.
261 Survey of African-American Political Philosophy. 3 cr. U. A survey of key ideas, concepts, arguments, problems, and issues in African-American political philosophy.|Prereq: soph st.
265 Psychological Effects of Racism. 3 cr. U. Psychological and socio-psychological effects of individualized and institutionalized racism on blacks and whites. Emphasis is placed on a range of interactions between blacks and whites.|Prereq: soph st.
289 Internship in Africology, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of Africology in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 100- or 200-level Africol course; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: Africa in the Re-Configuring Global System. (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
300 Urban Violence. 3 cr. U/G. Analysis of the nature, causes, and consequences of urban violence; the possibilities and limits of violence in promoting the good of blacks will be scrutinized.|Prereq: jr st.
311 African Religious Thought and Social Organizations. 3 cr. U/G. A critical analysis of foundations from which complex social structures and institutions evolved in the diverse societies of the Afroworld.|Prereq: jr st.
312 The Church in African-American Life. 3 cr. U. A study of the socio-cultural significance of the church in the evolution of the black community.|Prereq: jr st.
314 The School in African- American Life. 3 cr. U. A study of the socio-cultural significance of the school in the evolution of the black community.|Jointly offered with & counts as a repeat of Ed Pol 314(353). Prereq: jr st.
319 History of Blacks in the American City. 3 cr. U/G. A consideration of the contributions of blacks to the growth and development of the American city.|Prereq: jr st.
320 Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean. 3 cr. U. African influence on Latin America and the Caribbean, and the cultures of black peoples in several areas, particularly Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Barbados.|Prereq: jr st.
322 Order and Disorder: The Quest for Social Justice. 3 cr. U/G. An analysis of the forms, purposes, and effects of order and disorder in relation to black people's quest for social justice.|Prereq: jr st.
323 Capitalism, Socialism, Nationalism and Fascism. 3 cr. U. An analysis of the political philosophies of capitalism, socialism, nationalism and fascism in relation to their significance for the organization of political societies in the Afroworld.|Prereq: jr st.
325 Political Economy of Africa/China Relations. 3 cr. U/G. Historical and emerging political and economic relationship between the African continent and China.|Counts as a repeat of Africol 565 w/similar title. Prereq: jr st.
329 Economic Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa. 3 cr. U/G. Economic development in African countries; poverty reduction strategies, role of education and health, Millennium Development Goals, agrarian systems, international trade; U.S. as key trading partner.|Prereq: jr st.
334 (234) Survey of Black American and Black Brazilian Societies. 3 cr. U. Examines similarities and differences between peoples of African descent in the United States and Brazil, with reference to society, culture, and political economy.|Prereq: jr st.
341 Black Politics and City Government. 3 cr. U. An analysis of the impact of black politics on the decision-making process of, and delivery of goods and services by, state and local governments.|Prereq: jr st.
344 Political Movements and Organizations in the Afroworld. 3 cr. U/G. Analysis of leadership, ideology, and the structure of black political movements and organizations in the twentieth century.|Prereq: jr st.
350 The Black Family. 3 cr. U/G. An examination of the structure and functions of the black family in its urban and rural contexts.|Prereq: jr st.
351 Sex, Marriage and Health Care in the Afroworld. 3 cr. U. An analysis of marriage, sexual practices, natural and artificial forms of health care, and the survival of African diets and diseases among blacks.|Prereq: jr st.
352 Extended Families in Black Societies. 3 cr. U. A critical cross-national/cross-cultural analysis of the structures and functions of black extended families in the Americas and Africa.|Prereq: jr st.
361 Philosophy and Thought in the Afroworld I. 3 cr. U. Philosophical foundations of the intellectual tradition and political ideas of the Afroworld to 1900.|Prereq: jr st.
362 Philosophy and Thought in the Afroworld II. 3 cr. U. Philosophical foundations of the intellectual tradition and political ideas of the Afroworld from 1900 to the present.|Prereq: jr st.
369 Mass Media and Black Self-Images. 3 cr. U. An evaluation of how the mass media have affected the psyche of Black people.|Prereq: jr st.
370 Forms of Black Expression. 3 cr. U. An analysis of elements of African traditions that have influenced the literature, music, art, dance, and folkways (in the Afro-world, particularly in the United States).|Prereq: jr st.
372 African-American Literary Movements: The Harlem Renaissance. 3 cr. U. A consideration of the historical and social forces that promoted the development of black literature during the period of the Harlem Renaissance.|Prereq: jr st.
381 Honors Seminar: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. Selected topics in the political economy, cultures, and societies of the Afroworld.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200 (P); cons Honors College dir.
411 Change in African-American Communities. 3 cr. U. An analysis of institutional and non-institutional forces that occasion change in black communities.|Prereq: jr st.
412 Blacks and the United States Constitution. 3 cr. U. An analysis of the Constitution's impact on blacks, and the body of law that has evolved from litigation involving the interests of black people.|Prereq: jr st.
414 The Black Woman in America, Africa, and the Caribbean. 3 cr. U. A comparison of the roles and impact of the black women on American, African and Caribbean societies.|Prereq: jr st.
416 Race, Injustice and Change in America. 3 cr. U. A study of the relation between race, injustice and social change in the United States.|Prereq: jr st.
417 Race, Class and Gender in Southern Africa. 3 cr. U. Race, class and gender as sources of conflict and cooperation in southern African societies.|Prereq: jr st.
418 Race, Class and Gender in the Caribbean. 3 cr. U. An analysis of race, class and gender in the evolution of political, economic, and social structures in Caribbean societies.|Prereq: jr st.
420 The Political Economy of Slavery. 3 cr. U. Analysis of the political and economic contradictions of U.S. slavery; the value of free versus slave labor is scrutinized in the context of emerging capitalism.|Prereq: jr st.
450 Cultural Transmissions: Black Africa and Black America. 3 cr. U/G. A cross-national and cross-cultural comparison of the societies and cultures of black Americans and black Africans.|Prereq: jr st.
451 Rites of Passage in Black Societies. 3 cr. U/G. Foundations of the use of rites of passage in different societies throughout Africa and the African diaspora.|Prereq: jr st.
489 Internship in Africology, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of Africology in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in Africol; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
565 Selected Texts/Topics in Africology: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Examination of selected problems, issues, and themes in Africology.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
699 Independent Study. 1-6 cr. U. See Advanced Independent Study.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.

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