African Studies (AFST)

AFST Class Schedule

Courses

AFST 103   Black Women in the Diaspora   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as AFRO 103 and GWS 103. See AFRO 103.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: US Minority Culture(s)

AFST 209   Constr Afr and Carib Identity   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CWL 225, FR 240, and LAST 240. See FR 240.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

AFST 210   Intro to Mod African Lit   credit: 3 Hours.

Significant contemporary African writings depicting the history and cultural traditions of African peoples. Same as CWL 210 and ENGL 211.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

AFST 213   African Muslim Cultures   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as HIST 213. See HIST 213.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

AFST 222   Introduction to Modern Africa   credit: 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary introduction to Africa dealing with basic themes and problems in the politics, economics, sociology, anthropology, and history of Africa. Same as ANTH 222, PS 242, and SOC 222.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

AFST 243   Pan Africanism   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as AFRO 243, PS 243, and SOC 267. See PS 243.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures
UIUC: Social Sciences

AFST 254   Economic Systems in Africa   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as ACE 254. See ACE 254.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures
UIUC: Social Sciences

AFST 266   African Film and Society   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as ANTH 266. See ANTH 266.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

AFST 267   Memoirs of Africa   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as ANTH 267. See ANTH 267.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Advanced Composition
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

AFST 410   Modern African Fiction   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Examines selected major African novels along thematic and formal lines; literary responses to colonialism and political independence and the crises that accompanied both in Africa; and study of critical approaches to the African novel and African characteristics of and contribution to the novel as a genre. Readings in English. Same as CWL 410, ENGL 470, and FR 410. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: AFST 210 or AFST 222, or junior standing.

AFST 490   Independent Study   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Supervised readings and research in selected fields in consultation with the instructor. 1 to 3 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in separate terms up to 9 undergraduate hours or 12 graduate hours, if topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of the Center for African Studies.

AFST 515   Practicum in African Studies   credit: 2 Hours.

A supervised practicum that emphasizes participation in the Center's educational activities and includes organizing conferences and outreach to K-12 educators, the media, and the community. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Enrollment in graduate African Studies program or related Ph.D. programs, or consent of instructor.

AFST 522   Development of African Studies   credit: 4 Hours.

Examines the development of Africanist scholarship during the 20th century and the changing paradigms in African Studies; focuses on the rise of the area studies model and its influences on the major Social Science and Humanities disciplines. Prerequisite: Graduate student status and approval of instructor.

AFST 550   Special Topics   credit: 2 or 4 Hours.

Topics vary with the disciplinary focus. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

AFST 599   Thesis Research   credit: 0 to 8 Hours.

Individual direction in research and guidance in writing theses for advanced degrees. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours.